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We Are There: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach joins national campaign to promote the life-giving work of the Catholic Charities network

JUNE 10, 2024 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is joining with the Catholic Charities network around the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities.  

For 40 years, Catholic Charities has brought comfort, hope and relief to our neighbors, regardless of their faith, in the 5-county service area of Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties.  Through their 13 programs and ministries, they serve the homeless, people at risk of homelessness, survivors of human trafficking, immigrants, refugees, people suffering from mental health issues, and families with crisis pregnancies.   

Dr. Ellen T. Wayne, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach's CEO, says, "We are incredibly proud to be a member of a national network of organizations, dedicated to serving the most poor and vulnerable members of our communities.  It is both timely and necessary that we embark  upon this campaign that highlights and celebrates the essential work we do, impacting thousands of individuals and families, right here in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coasts,  each and every year."

The work that Catholic Charities does in the Palm Beach's and the Treasure Coast is mirrored by services provided at Catholic Charities agencies around the country. There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread out across the United States and its five territories. Collectively, the Catholic Charities network served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The dedicated, selfless staff of Catholic Charities agencies are aided in this work by the indispensable contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers nationwide. The services offered by each local Catholic Charities agency differ because they are tailored to the specific needs of the vulnerable members of their individual communities. 

Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, organized and launched the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, the campaign will raise awareness for the work of Catholic Charities through a variety of national media outlets. Here in the Palm Beach’s and Treasure Coast, Catholic Charities will continue to highlight the different ways we aid and accompany our neighbors in need.  

To learn more about the We Are There campaign, visit WeAreThere.US. To learn how to volunteer or make a gift supporting the work of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, visit