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:


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


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


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

Catholic Charities is blessed to continue 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 over its almost 50 years of continuous operation.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is committed to respecting and caring for the legacy of faith present at the Christ Cathedral. The continuation of the New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline represents this commitment.

Since 1976, Catholic Charities of Orange County has served people in need, strengthened families and our community, supported parish ministries and extended God’s love to all.