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Recent News, Events, and Announcements

Adoption Informational Session

Are you curious about the adoption process and how Catholic Charities provides Adoption Services to both birth and adoptive parents?  You’re in luck! Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting an Orientation and Informational Session about Domestic Infant Adoption on July 11, 2015 in Lakeland.

Click here for session details.

You're Invited! 


A feast for the senses – the event features compelling art, tasty local delicacies, exceptional wines and musical performances from local artists. Funds raised will support youth education and programs through Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Click here for more event details and to purchase your tickets. 

HeARTS Give Hope Art Contest


Middle and high school students in grades six through twelve are invited to submit artwork depicting what poverty looks like in Central Florida. The artwork may take the form of a drawing, painting, sculpture, photograph or other visual media. The top three contestants will receive an award and their artwork will be featured at the HeARTS Give Hope Food, Wine & Art Event on June 12, 2015.
Click here for contest details.

The New Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors


On Monday, March 2nd, Catholic Charities of Central Florida held a rededication ceremony and blessing for the new Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors. The center has a new name and new location at 1510 Commercial Park Drive. It is one of a kind in Lakeland. 

“Nearly one third of Polk County’s population is over the age of 55 and there is a great need for places just like this. It’s truly a jewel in Polk County,” said John Hall, Polk County Board of County Commissioners who attended the ceremony and thanked Catholic Charities of Central Florida for their continued dedication to serving the seniors in the community.  

2013-14 Annual Report


Here is our 2013-14 Annual Report which highlights the difference we are making in the community thanks to your support!

As Bishop Noonan said: "This annual report of Catholic Charities of Central Florida is not a report of words; rather, it is a report about you, the holy people of God, who roll up your sleeves and prefer to give, than to receive."

Administrative Relief Updates on Immigration

In the wake of executive action taken on November 20, 2014 in the U.S., local immigrants who may be eligible for administrative relief are in jeopardy of becoming victims of fraud.
Click here for updates about administrative relief efforts and to learn what you can do to prepare.

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