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Disaster Recovery

Catholic Charities is proud of our work over the last 12 months helping Nashvillians recover from the devastating tornadoes that tore through North Nashville, East Nashville, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson in 2020. We are pleased to share some stories from staff who worked on many aspects of the recovery – from food assistance to […]

Mar 04, 2021


Emotional Support

Catholic Charities’ counseling effort were featured in a recent Tennessee Register article. The article focused on the value of counseling given the number of crises that have struck Middle Tennessee in the last 12 months. Here is just part of the article: Responding to the unprecedented events of the past year — a global pandemic, a deadly […]

Feb 22, 2021


Executive Director Judy K. Orr was a guest on SiriusXM The Catholic Channel’s “JustLove” radio program last week where she discussed Catholic Charities’ role in the recovery following the bombing that occurred on the morning of December 25 in Downtown Nashville. A recording of the program is available on the JustLove show blog. The interview with […]

Jan 11, 2021


Recovery Is Just the Beginning From Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville Serving our neighbors—whenever and however they need it—is unpredictable work. This was abundantly clear in 2020, with tornados, Covid-19’s myriad tragedies, and now a bomb explosion that devastated the heart of Nashville. I am proud to share with you that Catholic Charities, Diocese of […]

Jan 08, 2021


Family Resource Centers

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Dec. 21, 2020 – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, has filled the first two positions for its new Tennessee Serves Neighbors program that will expand Catholic Charities services to five additional Middle Tennessee counties over the next 12 months. The new hires include: Loleetha Gilbert as County Program Expansion Director Rebecca Nichols as […]

Dec 21, 2020


Catholic Charities Receives $7.3 Million State Grant to Create Tennessee Serves Neighbors Five new Family Resource Centers planned in 2021 Catholic Charities has received one of the largest grants in our history to expand services into 10 additional counties that are part of the Diocese of Nashville. The Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding, Bishop of […]

Dec 11, 2020


NASHVILLE, TENN. – Dec. 8, 2020 – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, is pleased to announce that Eugene C. “Gene” Gillespie III joined the organization as Development Director. Gillespie brings nearly four decades of enterprise-level sales experience to the role, along with deep ties to the Catholic Church community in Middle Tennessee. His primary responsibility will […]

Dec 08, 2020


Disaster Recovery

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Jan. 1, 2021 – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, has received a $2 million grant from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to assist individuals, families, and business owners directly impacted by the bombing that occurred the morning of Dec. 25 in Nashville. The program is part of the Nashville Strong initiative […]

Nov 09, 2020


Welcome to the fourth and final day of Pathways to Possibilities presented by Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding, Bishop of Nashville, and the Diocese of Nashville Thank you to everyone who has participated in this event and helped spread the word about Catholic Charities of Tennessee throughout the community. Today, we want you to hear directly from […]

Oct 14, 2020


Emotional Support

Catholic Charities is offering a new telehealth group to help people address negative feelings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn and practice useful strategies to address challenges such as stress and isolation. Best of all, you can participate in the group from home on your mobile phone or any device with an Internet […]

Oct 14, 2020


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