How We Help Others

Nearly 1/4 of our brothers and sisters live in poverty within our Diocese. We strive to help the marginalized gain self-sufficiency and stability through wrap-around services and case management.

The Opus Christi Society was founded in 1988 to provide Catholic Charities with a sound financial base to strengthen the agency’s outreach to the poor and marginalized in the Diocese of Monterey. Opus Christi, in Latin, means “works of Christ.”

The Opus Christi Society is a group of dedicated advocates who stand together with Catholic Charities to reduce poverty and promote social justice throughout the Diocese of Monterey. An annual accumulation of $1,000 or more qualifies donors for membership. We invite all interested advocates to become a member.

The Opus Christi Society has provided thousands of dollars toward Catholic Charities’ efforts to strengthen families, build communities and advocate for the less fortunate.

If you are interested in joining our Opus Christi Society, please contact the Development Office at (831) 920-4765.

Family Support Services

We assist families with readjustment onto the path of financial stability and self-sufficiency by providing direct assistance and focused collaboration with other community-based organizations. For many families facing economic crisis, Family Supportive Services provides the first step toward stabilization.

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Immigration & Citizenship Program

We provide assistance and guidance for those who struggle in achieving lawful permanent residency and those who wish to become citizens of our nation. the Immigration and Citizenship Program staff is a significant resource in our communities known for their experience and expertise in the processes of becoming legal residents and/or citizens.

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Mental Health Counseling

Our Mental Health Counseling Program consists of experience, licensed clinicians, fluent in English and Spanish, who supervise and mentor master and post-master level interns. Interns work directly with clients who have various mental health diagnoses, ages, family constellations and cultural backgrounds.

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Tattoo Removal Program

Our Tattoo Removal Program helps remove barriers to viable employment and broaden economic and social opportunities for individuals committed to change the direction of their lives. The non-age limits and low fees provide access to this otherwise highly expensive treatment.

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How You Can Help Us

Whether it is saying a prayer, volunteering, donating a used vehicle or making a monetary contribution, there are many ways you, too, can help our brothers and sisters in need.

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We have an efficient volunteer program that offers jobs to fit your talents, schedule and preferences, and offer long-term, short-term and brand ambassador/one time positions. Volunteer positions are open to students, organizations, or anyone looking to give back.

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Employment Opportunities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is eager to have people join our team who are passionate about ending poverty and excited about living out our identity as workers for justice and opportunity for all.

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During their placement with our Agency, interns experience working with clients who have various needs, ages, family constellations, cultural backgrounds, and mental health diagnoses.

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