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Strengthen Families, Eradicate Poverty

Since 1922

Catholic Charities of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has served those in need as Christ would do. As the Charitable Arm of the Catholic Church, we serve 14-county diocese through 20 different services to meet the unique needs of our communities. We have three offices: Fort Wayne, South Bend and Auburn. Together, we served 22,546 people last year, but many more still need help obtaining financial and emotional self-sufficiency.


We are experts on poverty relief.

When we use the word poverty, we don't just mean financial poverty... Over the course of a century, we have figured out the secret to bridging gaps that leave people in the cycle of poverty. That secret is hope. At Catholic Charities, we aren't just case managers; we are cheerleaders, teachers, financial planners, translators, counsel and sounding boards to our clients as they work towards becoming self-sufficient.

YOU are part of our secret. When you invest in Catholic Charities, you are investing in our clients' journey to self-sufficiency. You are investing in the next generation growing up free from poverty. You are investing in their hope.

What are your funding sources?

Does the Church provide all of our funding? How much federal funding do we receive? How will my donation help those in poverty?

These are common questions we receive. Below you will see how our programs are funded and why it is so important we receive support from individual donors like yourself.

With just one click, together we can:

  • Help a pregnant teen graduate from high school
  • Help a refugee family make a new life
  • Help a family keep their lights and heat on
  • Help a student, individual or couple receive counseling
  • Help a grandparent reenter the workforce to provide for their grandchild
  • Help a family eat for a week
  • Help a mother choose life
  • Help a survivor of human trafficking

Simply, without you, our community would lose hope.


Please call our main office at (260) 422-5625 if you have any questions or preferences about your gift.

To mail your donation, please send to:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

PO Box 10630

Fort Wayne, IN 46853



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