From the Executive Director:

Welcome to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich. I hope you find our new website easy to navigate and informative about our services and mission. I am excited about our new site as it is reflective of many changes occurring at Catholic Charities. We are a human service organization responding to Christ's call to provide compassionate social services to eastern Connecticut for over 90 years. During these years, services have expanded from meeting basic needs, providing emergency services and assisting with adoptions to include behavioral health counseling and housing/foreclosure assistance. We continue to strive to be innovative in order to meet the needs of all people in our community, regardless of their faith or religious beliefs.

The social service landscape continues to change and be challenged by increased demands, strains on the family due to economic and social pressures, and more limited funding. During these challenging times we remain strong in our commitment to serve our neighbors in need and we are comforted through our faith in knowing that, together, we will be here to fulfill our mission. I encourage you to explore our site and see how you can help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve, whether it is through volunteering your time and talent or donating to help us continue to run one of our programs.

Please explore the site, watch our videos and come back again to see the changes we are making so we can remain a stable and reliable source of support to all the families in need throughout the diocese and eastern Connecticut.

May your life be filled with many blessings,

Jim Maffuid
Executive Director



The Norwich Council of Catholic Women hosted their annual Baby Layette for Catholic Charities Pregnancy Support Services. The women donated hundreds of baby clothes, diapers, and handmade layettes, in addition to a check for over $19,000! We could not serve the number of mothers-to-be without the support of this wonderful group of women. THANK YOU!


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