A Word From Our CEO

Marek Kukulka
Chief Executive Officer

Marek Kukulka, Interim Chief Executive OfficerDear Friends of Catholic Charities,

Motivated by Christ’s example, the Church has been a leader for centuries in meeting human needs and inspiring the faithful to assist poor and vulnerable persons. In order to remain faithful to the mandate of Christ rooted in His call to “have love for one another,” concern for those in need is among the highest Archdiocesan priorities.

Charity is an essential part of the identity of the Christian and must be practiced by individuals and by the community of the Church. Since 1920 Catholic Charities has been providing human services within our Archdiocese, striving to reach those in most need regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or economic circumstances.

Inspired by the message of Scripture and the teachings of the Church, each day employees of Catholic Charities respond to the complex social problems presented by our clients. Our attention and care are focused on working poor families who are suffering because they need financial assistance to pay for their basic necessities. Catholic Charities social workers assist those who are deprived of adequate education, housing, or who suffer the trauma of abuse or neglect. Our therapists make efforts to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders; often they mitigate the pain of broken families and the confusion of children who turn to violence as a result of the absence of adult role models at home or school. We help create the sense of accomplishment among those who have empowered themselves with the assistance of our employment support program, and so much more.

Catholic Charities is aimed at fulfilling the call to witness the love of God through compassionate care of all who need assistance and building a more just and equitable society. Our website will help you gain insight into what we do and those we help. It will also bring you closer to understanding and participating in the Christian vocation of exercising charity by Providing Help and Creating Hope.

Sincerely yours,
Marek Kukulka
Chief Executive Officer