Lenten Appeal

Catholic Charities • Diocese of Nashville

Presented by First Horizon

2022 Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Nashville Heals
Nashville Heals

Support and resources for survivors of the December 2020 bombing

Hunger Relief

Catholic Charities’ Hunger Relief served more than 25,000 meals in the last year.

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Our Mission

Following Christ's example,
we recognize the dignity of all people
and serve our neighbors.

Our Impact

community members benefited from classes offered in sewing, culinary, bilingual banking, and hospitality training in 2019.


refugees resettled across Tennessee in 2019, and 150 refugee youth were helped through our after-school programs.


meals served at Loaves and Fishes in 2019, and hundreds of food boxes distributed to those in need.

Catholic Charities Serves Neighbors
Serving our neighbors is the core of our mission. Your support, whether a donation or volunteering your time, will help us serve more people in need.
News & Events

From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Festival of Hope April 18 at Catholic Charities Headquarters I am thrilled to announce that our annual fundraiser, Festival of Hope, will take place at our “home” at the Catholic Pastoral Center. The event returns to a breakfast event, following our successful 60th Anniversary celebration last year, El Festival […]

May 11, 2023


From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Nashville Heals program brings hope and recovery Christmas is fast approaching, but for those who lived and worked on Second Avenue on Christmas Day 2020, life may never be quite the same. It will take many normal Christmases before the lingering feelings of shock and grief will dissipate. Catholic […]

Dec 22, 2022


From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Needlink moving to Catholic Charities at C.E. McGruder Partnerships are critical to the success of social service agencies like Catholic Charities. We are delighted that Needlink will move to the Catholic Charities Family Resource Center at C.E. McGruder in November. Needlink helps people meet basic needs in times of crisis, […]

Sep 20, 2022