Share Your Story




Founded in 1922, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend’s mission is to serve those in need as Christ would have us do. As the principal charitable organization of the Catholic Church in the diocese, all of our 20 agency programs work to strengthen families and eradicate poverty by supporting the mental, physical and spiritual needs of those living in the 14 counties that make up northeast Indiana.

As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2022, we are collecting stories from past and present individuals, couples and families we have served to help us celebrate this big milestone. We want to hear how Catholic Charities has made an impact on YOU! If you are a past employee, board member or volunteer, or you have received services from any of our past or present programs, please share with us what program you were enrolled in, how long ago and how we helped you.


Past Programs

Current Programs

  • Birthing the Vision
  • Children’s Cottage
  • Circle of Mercy Day Care Center
  • Foster Parent Training Program (1997)
  • Faith Based Initiative Program
  • Home Visitor Program
  • Project Rachel
  • Saint Anne's Home (1967-2015)
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • The Rainbows Program
  • Ten-O-Four Home
  • Villa of the Woods in Fort Wayne
  • Vincent House in Elkhart
  • Adoption
  • Assistance with rent, food or utilities
  • Backpack program
  • Christmas program
  • Counseling
  • Coats program
  • Disaster Relief
  • ECHO (Education Creates Hope and Opportunity)
  • Food Pantry
  • Hispanic Health Advocate
  • Immigration Services
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Refugee Services
  • RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
  • Services to Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • SCSEP (Senior Community Services Employment Program)
  • VITA Tax
  • Youth Mentoring




Share Your Story Form:

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This consent, waiver, and release pertains to the story I have shared with the staff of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Inc. (“Catholic Charities”) on the date of submitting this form.

By electronic signature, I consent to the use of anything that was shared on the date above in any Catholic Charities’ media, whether public or private, including, but not limited to, the Clarion, internet website, and internal display boards, television, radio stations, newspapers, Today’s Catholic, social media sites, etc., for the purposes of promoting Catholic Charities (which includes Catholic Charities’ services, projects, programs, events, activities, etc.). I waive any rights I may have in this case and release Catholic Charities from any liability arising out of Catholic Charities’ use or publication of this story to promote Catholic Charities.

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