Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc. is made up of member agencies and programs which provide services to the poor throughout the 20 counties of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

Member Agencies:

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS)


NVCSS was established in 1986 in Redding under the corporate umbrella of Catholic Charities of Sacramento to serve the communities of Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties. In 2004, it became a subsidiary corporation.

The corporate office is located in Redding with county branch offices in Chico, Orland, Red Bluff and Yreka and additional satellite locations in Corning, Gridley and Oroville. NVCSS is governed by a Board of Directors and local advisory boards in each county.

With state, federal, county and local funding contracts and the help of private donors, NVCSS has initiated a wide variety of programs and projects in housing, mental health, teen services, family support and community education.

The agency mission is to “reach out effectively in care and in love to serve the unmet needs of all people in our communities”.

Catholic Charities of Yolo - Solano


Catholic Charities of Yolo - Solano has been serving the communities of Solano County since 1942. A human service agency available to all, the mission of Catholic Social Service is to reach out to the poor, lonely, aged, and distressed in parishes and communities with a commitment and advocacy to social justice and caring.

A variety of programs that contribute to the individual’s freedom and independence are available. The agency values the dignity of human life at all stages of development, with special emphasis on the importance of family and the sacredness of marriage.

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services


Started 47 years ago by Father Dan Madigan in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) has grown into the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in Sacramento County, currently supplying community members with food, diapers, utility assistance, immigration legal services and refugee resettlement services.

Despite being America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, nearly 1 in 5 people in Sacramento County are at risk of hunger. As the food bank for the county, SFBFS serves as the central hub in the community’s fight against hunger. SFBFS gets food into the hands of those who need it by managing the recovery, collection, storage and distribution of food for all of Sacramento County.

SFBFS’ primary objective is to provide more meaningful food, to more people, in more ways to ensure ALL people in Sacramento County have access to the food they need to live healthy lives and reach their full potential.

Associate Member Agencies:

Camp ReCreation

916-988-6835 or email

Camp ReCreation provides a residential summer camp program and year round activities for participants with developmental disabilities – all while creating valuable respite for parents and caregivers. 

Mother Teresa Maternity Home


Founded in 1998 in Placerville, the home provides a temporary residence in a safe environment for pregnant women in need who are over the age of 18, many of whom are homeless and without resources or family support. A maximum capacity of six residents receive medical treatment, counseling and care while awaiting the birth of their babies and for up to twelve weeks after the baby is born.

Rancho Cordova Food Locker


Rancho Cordova Food Locker provides individuals and families in the community with a free emergency supply of food. Our patrons come from all walks of life, including the unemployed, veterans, students, seniors, disabled, homeless, working poor, and immigrants.

The Upper Room Dinning Hall


The Upper Room Dining Hall was started at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in 1993 when Michelle Flood and the Youth group received permission from the pastor, Rev. Anthony Gurnell, to host a soup/bread Friday supper in the basement of the Youth hall for the homeless during Lent. It now provides meals to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, income, or age on a daily basis.