Key press and news stories from Catholic Charities Los Angeles. Click on links to view.

Catholic Charities earns the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

Catholic Charities earns coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. Click here to enlarge.


Throughout our regions, our programs are in the news at least weekly! We do our best to keep up with the media. Here you will find current news bulletin and also key stories and media hits from past years.

January 15, 2019
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is celebrating its Centennial this year.  Below is a short trailer from a 30 minute video documentary by Visionaries that will be shown on PBS beginning in April.


December 31, 2018
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.’s Our Lady of the Angels Region will hold an open house celebration of a new pregnant and parenting youth program, The Landing, at St. Robert’s Center in Venice, on Monday, January 28, 2019. For more information, click here

November 5, 2018
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. received a donation of 1,560 new Christmas books to benefit the boys and girls who will attend Catholic Charities’ annual Community Centers’ Christmas Parties for Children held throughout the month of December.

The Molina Foundation generously donated the books as part of its 2018 Book Buddies program. These books will provide children at our centers with the tools they need to enhance their reading competencies, allowing them to achieve better success in school.

Over the years, The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Southern California, has supported Catholic Charities through its Book Buddies program.

October 22, 2018
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles was recently recognized for its transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

In order to get the 2018 Gold Seal, Catholic Charities shared important information with the public using our profile on Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile here.

September 1, 2018
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have, for the sixth consecutive time, earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

“This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” stated Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Attaining a 4-Star rating verifies that Catholic Charities of Los Angeles exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 15% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-Star evaluations, indicating that Catholic Charities of Los Angeles outperforms most other charities in America. The exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Catholic Charities of Los Angeles apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” he continued.

“It is important that our donors can trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish Catholic Charities’ mission,” explained Rev. Monsignor Gregory A. Cox, Executive Director.

August 17, 2018
Catholic Charities’ San Fernando Region will launch a new reading program, Read 2 Succeed, at Guadalupe Community Center on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The project was created by Sarah Benjamin for her Girls Scout Gold Award. For more information, click here.

August 2, 2018
Free Citizenship Application Workshops are offered by the Immigration and Refugee Services program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. For workshop information and schedule, in English and Spanish, click on the dates below.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Primerica in Bell Gardens, CA

July 20, 2018
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., is in urgent need of Pro Bono Attorneys to provide direct representation and community education to unaccompanied children and adults in detention. For more information, click here.

June 18, 2018
22nd Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament Held at the Exclusive Annandale Golf Club

June 19, 2017
21st Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament

December, 2, 2016
2016 City of Angels Christmas Gala

June 15, 2016
Mahar House Reopens as MYCLUB Program for Youth

August 31, 2015
ABC News Invites Catholic Charities of Los Angeles’ Good Shepherd Center to Talk to Pope Francis

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