Human Services

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA INC

  • Smyrna, GA
  • https://catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/

Mission Statement

Since 1953, Catholic Charities Atlanta has been providing help and creating hope for those in need through professional services that eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives.

Main Programs

  1. Immigration Legal Services
  2. Refugee Resettlement Services
  3. Clinical Services
  4. Family Stabilization
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

Metropolitan Atlanta, Central, and North Georgia

ruling year

1946

Chief Executive Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Mrs. Vanessa K. Russell

Keywords

Self-reported

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

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Also Known As

Catholic Charities Atlanta

EIN

58-1097003

 Number

7021151377

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. We provide a holistic combination of accredited social services − life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services − that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

Programs

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

Program 1

Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services provides legal representation, education, and counseling to immigrants, refugees, and asylees in the areas of: naturalization, asylum, violence against women, work permits for refugees, family petitions and status adjustments. New client services are provided by appointment and educational workshops are available upon request.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$1,098,446.00

Program 2

Refugee Resettlement Services

The Refugee Resettlement Program provides a host of services that include: airport welcome, initial housing, access to healthcare and public search guidance. The program serves more than 200 refugees per year who are relocated to North Georgia. The program's primary goal is to assist newly relocated individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency within six months of arrival in the United States.
There are over 14.2 million refugees worldwide. Approximately 80% are women and children. Only 1% of the world’s refugees are resettled into another country each year—these represent the most vulnerable. Refugees are defined as individuals outside of their countries of origin who are unable or unwilling to return because of persecution or who hold a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, or national origin.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$1,394,406.00

Program 3

Clinical Services

Catholic Charities Counseling Services has professional therapists located throughout north Georgia. We offer therapy for individuals, couples, and families; outpatient mental health counseling; play therapy for children experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties; pregnancy counseling services; post adoption services; and parent talk: in home parenting education.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$924,119.00

Program 4

Family Stabilization

Catholic Charities Atlanta Family Stabilization Services helps families move toward self-sufficiency. Our services are designed to help clients transition from meeting immediate needs to establishing and achieving future goals of economic independence.
 
Homebuyer Education Seminars(http://www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/services/family-stabilization/?page_id=999) The goal of homebuyer education seminars is to educate potential homebuyers about the steps involved inthe home-buying process, as well as equip participants with the necessary tools to make a wise purchasing decision and maintain homeownershiincome histories, and loan approvals can become confusing for the new homebuyer. Pre-purchase counseling guides potential homeowners through this process.
Mortgage Default/Delinquency – Foreclosure Intervention/Prevention(http://www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/services/family-stabilization/?page_id=1003) It is a fact thatmost home foreclosures can be avoided. Realizing that you need help is the first stedo not wait.Take action now and avoid losing your most precious asset.
Savings Match Program/Individual Development Account (IDA)(http://www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/services/family-stabilization/?page_id=1003)
This educational and savings-match program serves refugee families who have been in the country for three years or less. Participants may enroll in the Savings Match Program (for the purchase of a home) as an individual or a family.The program matches the client’s contribution one to one up to $2000.00 and $4000.00 respectively.
 
English Language/Civics Classes(http://www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/services/family-stabilization/?page_id=1007) Trained instructors offer multiple levels of English Language Instruction to individuals with limited English proficiency throughout North Georgia. These classes are aimed at assisting newcomers with learning basic English skills needed to successfully gain employment and adapt to their new lives in America.
Refugee Parents Program(http://www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/services/family-stabilization/?page_id=889)
Last year, our staff helped nearly 200 newly arrived refugee parents navigate American schools and become more involved in their children’s education. Parents participate in educational sessions that address relevant topics such as bullying, standardized testing, and internet safety. Staff also facilitate communication between refugee parents and school personnel. These services are critical to refugee children being successful in school as parents learn how to support their children in their educational goals.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Adults

Budget

$750,060.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

Metropolitan Atlanta, Central, and North Georgia

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Funding Needs

Catholic Charities Atlanta depends upon its funders and donors to carry out its mission successfully. We invite you to consider a gift to Catholic Charities Atlanta to help the poor and vulnerable of our community achieve self-sufficiency and wholeness. To discuss your interests or to make a donation, please contact our Development Office. Phone: (404) 920-7758 E-mail: emclean@catholiccharitiesatlanta.org

Accreditations

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Financials

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA INC

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Vanessa K. Russell

BIO

Vanessa Russell Vanessa Russell started her career in Sales for Dun & Bradstreet, Inc then moved to senior quality and operations roles at ACNielsen, and VNU, Inc. in Brussels, Belgium. She has extensive experience in sales, marketing, operations and process re-engineering. She has been a USO volunteer and served on several volunteer boards.




Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Mike Flanagan

Senior VP, Regions Bank

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?