Love Is the Good News We have all been rocked by the tragedies that have unfolded in our community and in the nation. One of our programs, funded by a federal grant from the Department of Justice, provides counseling for survivors of crime. Killy Bins, Sr., is just one of our neighbors who has found […]

Jun 20, 2023

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

New Americans

Catholic Charities has funding available to assist Ukrainians who have come to the United States while fleeing war in their home country. We can help individuals and families with housing, utilities, healthcare, employment assistance, education for school-aged children and a host of other services. This funding is available immediately but will expire on Oct. 31. […]

Sep 13, 2022

New Americans

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) grant to support the Refugee Youth Program. Part of the application process is announcing it on social media. The Refugee Youth Program is a therapeutic afterschool program for refugee, asylee, and migrant children that have experienced complex trauma. The purpose of the program is […]

Apr 01, 2022

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From Executive Director Judy K. Orr Catholic Charities resettling 330 Afghans to Middle Tennessee Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, has welcomed 330 Afghan refugees who were displaced by the largest evacuation in 50 years of people from their home country to the U.S. Our commitment to this segment of the 125,000 evacuees is now in its […]

Mar 07, 2022

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From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director The Latest on Afghan Refugee Assistance We so appreciate everyone who has reached out to help us welcome Afghans who have come to Nashville to start new lives. Our proud tradition of working with New Americans began in 1962. So far, 85 of the 300 people assigned to our […]

Nov 18, 2021

Job Training

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville’s Sewing Training Academy (STA) is hosting A Very Merry SewPOP, a holiday marketplace celebrating new and established Nashville artisans and makers. SewPOP will take place Dec. 3 and 4 at The Clay Lady Campus at 1416 Lebanon Pike, just two miles from downtown Nashville. The event showcases Nashville makers, which […]

Nov 12, 2021

New Americans

Tennessee Register had an excellent article highlighting the work of Catholic Charities’ case managers welcoming new Afghan arrivals. Case managers are responsible for helping Afghan families acclimate to their new lives in the U.S. Kellye Branson, Refugee and Immigration Services director, said the case managers are among the most essential parts of the department. “They’re critical. […]

Nov 11, 2021

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