Catholic Charities and Other Charitable Organizations


Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

The Archdiocese is responsible for the pastoral care of the Catholic population and their families serving in all branches of the Armed Services and Diplomatic Corps overseas.  Contributions can be made through the Combined Federal Campaign.

PO Box 4469 Washington DC  20017-0469 (202) 269-9100

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Catholic Relief Services of Atlanta is the international relief agency of the Catholic Church providing humanitarian relief and development assistance in 98 countries.  With a focus on programs that inform and engage Catholics about poverty and injustice overseas, CRS provides opportunities to build a more just world. Programs are available to parishes, schools and/or individuals.

Each year, Catholic Charities Atlanta serves between 7,000 and 8,000 new families, touching the lives of over 30,000 people in need.

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Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.  Catholic Charities USA supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing networking opportunities, national advocacy and media efforts, program development, training and technical assistance, and financial support.

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Catholic Relief Services

The mission of the Catholic Relief Services is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. of leadership and service to Church and nation.

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Christian Foundation for Children and Aging

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging's mission is to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world.

They provide personal attention and direct benefits to children, youth, aging and their families so they may live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.

They invite people of good will to live in daily solidarity with the world’s poor through one-to-one sponsorship.

They build community by fostering relationships of mutual respect, understanding and support that are culturally diverse, empowering and without religious or other prejudice.

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Fisher House

The mission of Fisher House is to provide without charge a caring and compassionate "home away from home" environment to service members and their families to enable them to be near a love one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.  As our military and congressional leaders aggressively address the significant and long term needs of critically wounded and ill military members, Fisher House supplies continuing "good news" stories of providing support for their families.

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Food for the Poor

Food For The Poor is a Christian relief and development agency dedicated to sharing the love of Christ by helping the poor.  By working through a well-established network of clergy, we deliver aid where it is needed most.

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Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is an International Catholic, fraternal, family and service organization.  Approximately 1.7 million members worldwide; local chapter (#4913) has over 260 members.

Service projects include the following:  help local disabled people, financial support to three seminarians studying for priesthood, sponsor local youth groups, support St. John’s church and school; provide yearly scholarship to a high school senior.  Also, the Ladies Auxiliary is active.

306 N. St Augustine Rd Valdosta, GA 31601 247-4913

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St. Francis Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop provides support and material goods for Family/Children Services, St. John's Catholic Church, and any family in need that has a referral from a local church.

They accept cash, clothing, household items, anything in good condition that can be used.  The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

520 E Mary St Valdosta, GA 31601 242-8656

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The Haven - The Battered Women’s Shelter

The Haven provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, medical and mental health referrals for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

212 N Jefferson Valdosta, GA 31601 244-1765

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    Pregnancy Support Center

The Pregnancy Support Center provides information and counseling on abortion alternatives, adoption and abuse.  They also provide pregnancy testing, pre-natal health care and grief support for the loss of a child. 

210 W Gordon Street Valdosta, GA 31601 333-0080

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Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center provides a safe and nurturing environment to interview children who have been sexually abused.  Counseling services are available for the victims and their families.

200 West Moore St Valdosta, GA 31602 245-5369

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Lowndes Association Ministries to People (LAMP) Helpers’ Unlimited

LAMP provides clothing, food, financial assistance, and supplies to needy people.  Donations are accepted.                                              

601 N. Lee St   Valdosta, GA   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30-12:30    

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LAMP's New Horizons

New Horizons provides shelter, temporary housing, clothing, showers and a day center for people in need. 

714 Charlton St Valdosta, GA 31601 245-7157

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St. Patrick's Church at Moody Air Force Base