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San Joaquin County

Catholic Charities Programs and Services

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Our programs and services help people in every stage of life-children, youth, families, and elders.   The San Joaquin County offices are located at 1106 North El Dorado Street in Stockton.


Services for Seniors and Caregivers 

Counseling Services

Environmental Education

Health Access Services

Immigration Legal Services

Nutrition Assistance Services

Veteran Assistance Services


Services for Seniors and Caregivers

Caregivers Respite

We assist caregivers of vulnerable seniors who suffer physical and or mental disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, or those who are bedridden and should not be left unattended.

Home Modification Program

The purpose of this program is to facilitate safety and to ease the task of care giving in the home. We provide minor modifications to the home by supplying and installing various adaptive equipment.

Homemaker Services (housekeeping)

This program provides services to seniors who are in need of assistance with housekeeping (i.e. light housekeeping, cooking, and laundry).

Personal Care

This program provides non-medical assistance to seniors who need help with personal care (i.e. bathing, dressing, shaving, toileting). We do not provide nursing care (i.e. wound care, glucose testing, administer medication). Clients must be able to lift or transfer themselves independently or with only minimal assistance.

Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visiting

This program provides assurance and support to seniors through telephone calls by our trained volunteers to prevent loneliness and isolation. These services are provided in order to assist seniors maintaining their independence and quality of life, not only by addressing their physical needs but their emotional needs as well.

Health and Well Being Program

This program enables seniors to develop skills to take part in maintaining their health and managing chronic health conditions. It is an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed and licensed by Stanford University. The workshops will help participants develop skills to manage their health, as well as keep them active in their life.

Senior Options

This program provides services at a low cost to seniors 55 years and older living in San Joaquin County to assist with lighthouse keeping, respite care, and minor home repair.

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)

A program designed to maintain the most frail and vulnerable seniors safely in their home. Nurses and social workers provide care management that includes services such as: arranging for an emergency call device installation, transportation to medical appointments, assistive devices, and minor home repair.

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Counseling Services

Family Counseling

The Family Counseling Services Program provides linguistically and culturally responsive mental health treatment intervention and education to under-served and diverse populations in our communities. Catholic Charities is committed to offering family wellness services that are professional, accessible, low-cost, short-term out-patient counseling to under-served populations.

Parenting Education

This program provides parenting education and develops parenting skills for high risk families through local Parishes. An 8-10 week Nurturing Parenting Program is offered, and case management is provided for participants as needed that leads to access of additional resources for these families. In addition, presentations that promote wellness, healthy physical and emotional development are available upon request.

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Environmental Education

Environmental Justice Project

Educates and motivates Catholics in the Stockton Diocese to a deeper reverence and respect for God’s creation, and engages local parishes in activities to resolve environmental problems. 

Sustainable Communities Strategy

The Environmental Justice Project  took the lead in forming a coalition of public health, faith-based, neighborhood, and environmental justice groups, as well as builders, business leaders, and planners in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. The goal is to make sure that traditionally under-represented communities are part of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to decide how the San Joaquin Valley will grow.

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Health Access Services

Children’s Health Initiative

Catholic Charities works with area churches, community centers, hospitals, school districts and community partners to identify eligible children for health insurance and assisting families to enroll and maintain health care access.

Prenatal Care Program

Catholic Charities Prenatal Care Program works collaboratively to provide assistance to pregnant women to access early prenatal care. The program promotes the importance of prenatal care in the first trimester through outreach and educational opportunities and assists women to access other services through community based organizations as needed.

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Immigration Legal Services


The agency is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide low-cost consultations, legal counseling, and tutoring services to assist legal permanent residents achieve US citizenship. Services are provided by Case Managers accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Family Reunification

Provides assistance to immigrants through low-cost professional and confidential immigration counseling, such as family petitions, hardship waivers, etc...

Citizenship Education Program

This program provides weekly English/Citizenship classes to assist Legal Permanent Residents pass the naturalization exam. Free childcare is provided.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

This program assists eligible individuals to complete applications for DACA that leads to work authorization and deferred action. In addition, the program provides workshops and presentations to the community regarding the DACA initiative.

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Nutrition Assistance Services


Provides education and assists with the application process and case management to maintain benefits. Cal-Fresh formally known as the USDA’s Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s best defense against hunger and food insecurity.

SNAP Education

This program provides food and nutrition education to Cal-Fresh eligible individuals to promote healthy food preparation through demonstration and education.

The Food Bank Program

This program provides a temporary solution to hunger. With the bountiful food supplies available in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley, we believe that no one should go hungry. Catholic Charities’ Stockton office supplies a box of nutritious food to 250 families each month.

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Veteran Assistance Services 

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The SSVF Program provides comprehensive supportive services to veterans and their families to prevent homelessness and promotes housing stability for families. All services are provided in collaboration and in partnership with the D.A.V. Charities of San Joaquin County and Dignity’s Alcove, Inc.

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