Catholic Charities

Serving Orange County, California

Providing Help, Creating Hope


The Mission of Catholic Charities of Orange County is to serve people in need, strengthen family and community, support parish ministries,and to extend God’s love to all

Vision Statement

Catholic Charities of Orange County will be a center of excellence in providing quality services to those in need, increasing the dignity of those served.

Catholic Charities lives out its mission in three distinct ways:

Provides quality professional social services to individuals and families to transform hopelessness and despair into self-reliance and optimism.

Advocates for justice and respect to transform social structures so that human dignity, reverence for family life and community well-being are embraced.

Expands knowledge, providing education and resources to assist Catholic parishes to live out the Gospel’s call to practice works of charity and justice.

Board of Trustees
President: Most Reverend Kevin Vann, JCD, DD

Executive Committee
Chair: Sr. Mary Therese Sweeney, CSJ
Vice Chair: Mr. Pat Imburgia
Secretary: Mary Aileen Matheis
Treasurer: Mr. Garry Day
Members at Large: Mrs. Phyllis Fiorentino and Mr. Joe Quiros
Immediate Past Chair: Mr. Ed Benoe

Mrs. Mary Brunson
Mr. Carlos Carney
Deacon Frank Chavez
Dr. Guy Gottschalk
Mrs. Gladys Gutierrez-Teske
Mr. Brian Hogan
Mr. Jeff Hamilton
Mr. Mark Jablonski
Mr. Randy Jackson
Mr. Steve Luchetta
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Nelsen, CSJ
Mr. Kevin Simes
Ms. Helen Steves
Mr. Dennis Thurston
Mr. Nicholas Wittner
Sr. Mary Therese Sweeney, CSJ

Executive Director
Mrs. Tita Smith, LCSW

Tel: 714-347-9680

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: Rebecca “Becky” Tamondong, MA Ed.
Tel: 714-347-9628

Tel: 714-347-9648

Catholic Charities Orange County
1820 E. 16th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Main Office Phone: 714-347-9680
Main Office Fax: 714-427-4585

Upcoming Events

Join Us
Catholic Charities Orange County Presents
2016 Bishops’ Classic
Golf Tournament


Support Catholic Charities Orange County at the Annual Bishops’ Classic Golf Tournament. Once again we will be playing at the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, an 18 hole championship length course. The Tournament is a 18 Hole Scramble format and your registration includes:

18 holes of Golf – Lunch – Snacks & Beverages on
the course – Swag Bag – Prizes – Dinner & Silent Auction

Download the Event Flyer Now

For more information contact Alba Ramiro
PHONE: 714.347.9668

Since 1976, Catholic Charities has fed the hungry, consoled the hurting, cared for the young, thereby providing help and creating hope for all people of Orange County, regardless of religion, ethnic diversity, culture or creed. One family at a time, we do what we can for those in need with what is given to us.

We could not carry out this vital mission without support from many caring individuals and organizations like you. There are several ways for you to give to Catholic Charities Orange County. Using the sections below you may choose to provide a general online donation, an earmarked online donation, or download our donor form and mail a check. Choose the option that best suits your budget and charitiable giving plan. Every gift is necessary and appreciated.

In the News

Catholic Charities New Hope Crisis Counseling Campaign

Catholic Charities is blessed to contiue the mission of care and service present on Christ Cathedral campus through it support of New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline. This counseling and suicide intervention hotline has saved thousands and provided solace to millions... read more

Catholic Charities helps save dreams from deportation

Honor student Jesus Pompa has one goal in mind: getting a University of California education. But before he got involved with Catholic Charities of Orange County, the La Habra High School senior thought that dream was just that – a dream. Pompa, 17, is an undocumented... read more