Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for millions of people a year, regardless of their religious, social or economic background. CCUSA provides support for the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families and empower communities.
CCUSA was founded in 1910 on the campus of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. as the National Conference of Catholic Charities. For more than 100 years, CCUSA has guided the vast network of Catholic Charities agencies nationwide in a common mission to serve, advocate and convene. CCUSA is committed to leading a conversation focused on remaking the fraying safety net to better address the realities of poverty in the 21st century by bringing holistic, market-based and results-driven reform to social programs.
CCUSA became a partner with SEA in 2013 in recognition of the value of social enterprise to its member agencies. Social enterprise gives CCUSA agencies another way to ensure the financial viability and stability of their organizations. But more importantly, it gives them another avenue through which to use their clients’ assets to create employment opportunities while pursuing a social return on investment.
Learn more about social enterprise in the Catholic Charities network:
St. Bernard’s Biscuits is a social enterprise of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.
Translation & Interpretation Network – a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Fort Worth and Catholic Charities Chicago.