Human Services

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA INC

Providing Help. Creating Hope

aka Catholic Charities Atlanta

Smyrna, GA

Mission

Catholic Charities Atlanta provides supportive services that enable families to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency.

Ruling Year

1946

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Vanessa K. Russell

Main Address

2401 Lake Park Drive S.E.

Smyrna, GA 30080 USA

Keywords

catholic charities, social services, self-sufficiency, family stabilization, refugee resettlement, counseling

EIN

58-1097003

 Number

7021151377

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

For families at the lowest levels of the income distribution, average annual income has not changed substantially in value since 1966. Twenty six percent of children in Georgia are in families considered poor by Federal standards, another 23% are low income. We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in families so they can live self-sufficiently. We believe that charitable assistance that leaves the poor as they are is not sufficient. Our vision is for families to gain the knowledge, skill and jobs needed to live independent, self-directed lives.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Immigration Legal Services

Refugee Resettlement Services

Counseling Services

Housing Counseling

Case Management

Educational Services

Parenting Education

Veterans Support Services

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of clients served

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Number of volunteers

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Number of children served

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Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our mission at Catholic Charities Atlanta is to provide supportive services that help our clients achieve self-sufficiency. Our team has been working with vulnerable populations for over 60 years, our goal is to leverage our experience, services, and partnerships to move families out of poverty once and for all. Catholic Charities ensures that vulnerable individuals can attain economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their children through programs designed to develop critical life skills, provide education and access to employment, address their well-being and ensure the family has basic food/shelter security and safety.

Our strategies are to establish case management practices to help families achieve self-sufficiency. Our approach is to assess a family’s situation then create an individualized service plan with them, and then support all aspects of their lives through that plan with an end goal of making them self-sufficient. The service plan that is created covers educational issues and transportation. Childcare and food security. Mental and physical health. Financial literacy instruction that helps clients learn money management and work from a budget. And the occasional need for emergency aid as needed.

Catholic Charities Atlanta has a comprehensive collection of services needed to assist families on their path to self-sufficiency including, Financial literacy and financial coaching; Mental health counseling and group counseling; ESL classes; Work pathways and job readiness training; Public Benefits and VA assistance. We have a core of social workers who are skilled at Case Management and partnerships that expand our capabilities and ensure resources needed are available. We also have a client information system that enables internal referrals and expedites external referrals.

Our client information system allows us to define and track client outcomes and progress against service plan objectives and goals. We will use this system to track client progress and measure outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the approach.

We have just finished our new strategic plan and aligned the organizations goals and objectives to this approach. We have set up a case management group that will define and formalize our process. The new case management methodology will be tested over the course of the next year. Our first set of self-sufficiency indicators have been defined and we will work to implement them over the course of the year to track success and prove our approach. We will then evaluate our progress, make necessary changes and expand the program.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA)

Financials

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes