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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

June - July 2020 E-News

Dear Friend,

Our recent Sunday Mass Scriptures reminded us of the Parable of the Sower of Seeds! The Sower went out and scattered the seeds. Those seeds fell on Good Soil and Not so Good Soil. Good Soil produced beautiful wheat and provided security for the Sower. The Not so Good Soil produced weeds, thorn bushes and choking plants. During these months of the Pandemic, CCANO has been cultivating the “good soil” of services as a result of caring for those in need. We were able to overcome the “bad soil” of hunger, unpaid rent and utilities, domestic violence, medicines and other health needs.

Our case managers, social workers, counselors, and staff have been returning phone calls and following up with a compassionate and caring voice to help thousands of men, women and children. In this newsletter we share with you stories and pictures of the products of our GOOD SOIL!

Thank you to our donors! You made it possible for us ‘who heard the word of God and acted upon it. We were able to produce the Good Fruit, thirty, sixty and one hundred times as much as was sown. (Matthew 13, Mark,4, Luke 8)  

Sister Marjoire Hebert and ChildrenSignature
Sr. Marjorie Hebert, MSC
President and CEO



Catholic Charities' response during COVID-19 never wavered. Over 50,000 new and existing CCANO clients have been contacted and/or served since the agency’s COVID-19 response efforts began on March 15, 2020.

The CCANO call-line primary client needs are as follows:
  • 51% - Financial/Rent Assistance
  • 23% - Other Needs
  • 14% - Housing/Shelter
  • 10% - Food/SNAP
  • 1% - Immigration
*Primary call Need. Other needs include employment, counseling, etc.

From the 500 calls, 253 of those calls were referred to the COVID-19 triage team. The COVID-19 Triage client needs are as follows:
  • 91% - Food Assistance
  • 45% - Bill Assistance
  • 41% - SNAP
  • 19% - Employment
  • 18% - Medicare/Medicaid
  • 14% - Rental/Mortgage
  • 13% - Other Needs
  • 7% - Legal Help
  • 7% - Housing
  • 6% - Unemployment Insurance
  • 2% - Prescriptions
*All Client Needs. Other needs include Household Goods, Counseling, Immigration, etc.

August 13 at 4PM

Volunteer Information Session will be held on August 13 at 4PM at 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans 70113. For more information, visit here.

August 19

Pregnancy and Adoption Services (Formerly ACCESS) Virtual Baby Shower will be held on August 19. To learn more about this program, visit their program page.

October 28

Pregnancy and Adoption Services (Formerly ACCESS) College Inn Take Out Night will be held on October 28. More information will be provided soon! To learn more about this program, visit their program page.


 June 2020 enewsletter_VolunteerNeedVOLUNTEER:

Catholic Charities' Food For Seniors is in DIRE need of volunteers Tuesday, July 21 through Friday, July 24. Volunteers are needed to make boxes and pack food for our most vulnerable- Senior Citizens. There are 2 shifts a day.



The shifts are as follows:

Tuesday, July 21 9am-12pm Or 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, July 22 9am-12pm Or 1pm-3pm

Thursday, July 23 9am-12pm Or 1pm-3pm

Friday, July 24 9am-12pm Or 1pm-3pm

Sign-up by emailing Shannon Murphy with what shift(s) you are signing up for and how many in your group, if more than you. For more information, visit here.


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June 2020 enewsletter_Bethlehem HousingBethlehem Housing Aids 35 New Families

Bethlehem Housing has continued to work tirelessly to aid homeless families throughout the global pandemic and stay at home orders. As soon as staff learned of the stay at home orders, plans were immediately made to continue all possible services for clients.

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June 2020 enewsletter_FoodPantryThe Food Pantry Provides for 169 Families

Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry operates Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and operates rain or shine! The Food Pantry is located at 2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003. Anyone can visit the food pantry. Clients receive a bag full of non-perishable food items.

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June 2020 enewsletter_HealthGuardiansHealth Guardians Provide Critical Support

Catholic Charities’ Health Guardians have continued to provide critical support during the shelter in place orders and the global pandemic. The Health Guardians staff have facilitated improved shelters for individuals struggling due to loss of jobs and housing.

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