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Recent News, Events, and Announcements

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.  

Food Drive for Lent 


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. Read more...

Click here for updates about administrative relief efforts and to learn what you can do to prepare.

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