Catholic Charities of Boston Receives United Way COVID-19 Family Support Fund Grants

Catholic Charities of Boston is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of $200,000 in grant support from United Way of Massachusetts Bay’s COVID-19 Family Support Fund. The grants will support the COVID-19 relief efforts of Catholic Charities of Boston North in Lynn, in addition to supporting basic needs services across the agency.

Catholic Charities of Boston serves over 175,000 individuals each year, providing basic needs, youth and family services, workforce development, and refugee and immigration services to those most in need in Eastern Massachusetts. During the COVID-19 crisis, the demand on basic needs services, especially food and financial assistance, has seen a five-fold increase.  Catholic Charities North serves over 18,000 children, youth and adults each year in communities north of Boston, providing basic needs, education and training, family support and counseling.

“On behalf of the team at Catholic Charities North and the greater CCAB community, we are incredibly thankful for United Way’s support during this particularly challenging time,” said Fran Troutman, director of Catholic Charities North. “The COVID-19 Family Support Fund money enables us to continue providing vital resources to our neighbors who are most affected by this pandemic.”

Catholic Charities of Boston is a part of United Way’s network of agencies with a long track record of working together to administer flexible emergency assistance for families impacted by income disruption.

About Catholic Charities

Guided by the moral and social teaching of the Catholic Church, Catholic Charities operates as a bridge to serve the greater community, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability or ethnicity, sharing Catholic values through service, compassion and care. One of the largest social service nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, we serve 175,000 people in four key areas: basic needs, family and youth services, workforce development and immigration services. Catholic Charities exists as the good Samaritan in our society by supporting individuals with basic needs while charting a path to self-sufficiency. To discover more of our work, visit

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