I n 1953, Catholic Social Services of Atlanta opened as a referral center with two full-time employees. In 2006, Catholic Social Services became a member agency of the national umbrella organization, Catholic Charities USA, and changed its name to Catholic Charities Atlanta (CCA). CCA has been nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for over a decade to ensure we are following best practice standards for service delivery. Although the services we provide have changed and evolved over the years, the driving concept of offering a hand up to those in need, regardless of an individual’s background or religion, has remained the same. As we continue to innovate to ensure better outcomes for those we serve, we began shifting the focus of our programs to a case management model in 2018. We believe our services should not leave families where they are, but rather should empower them to become more independent. CCA now has 8 service areas and 20+ programs tailored to the needs of Metro Atlanta’s most vulnerable.
Through our holistic approach, we provide Counseling and Parenting Services, Educational Services, Financial Health Services, Food Security & Resource Services, Housing Services, Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Services, and Veteran Services.