Did You Know?

  • In our 60 year history, CCA has served over ONE MILLION families in need in north Georgia and Atlanta.
  • CCA serves and employs people of all faiths and backgrounds.
  • In Fiscal Year 2013, CCA served 19,894 clients.
  • In FY 2012, 87% of our clients were low income and 68% of clients live in poverty.
  • CCA employs 64 professional staff, offering services in 28 languages.
  • 43% of Catholic Charities staff members have a Master’s degree or higher level of education, and 69% of staff are bilingual or multilingual. 78% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • CCA responds to victims of disaster. Most recently, we helped, and continue to help, the families who were victims of the 2011 and 2012 tornadoes in north Georgia.
  • CCA Counseling Services provides a variety of professional counseling services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families each year. We provided mental health counseling to 897 individuals in FY 2013 with a 98% success rate.
  • In FY 2013, CCA resettled 274 refugees. Each year, CCA provides a variety of services to refugee families including employment services, English language classes, immigration legal assistance, and financial literacy. Ninety-four percent of those clients are economically self-sufficient (employed and house hold budget where revenue exceeded expenses) within 6 months of arriving in the U.S.
  • In the past fiscal year, CCA provided over 13,000 hours of English Language Instruction.
  • Our immigration staff served 945 ongoing clients this past fiscal year. They served 5,854 clients with brief services. They also currently provide numerous hours of training and instruction for potential clients under the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA).
  • CCA helped 111 children and their young and inexperienced parents by providing in-home parenting classes. 100% of parents increased their knowledge and skills of childhood development and understanding of their child’s needs.
  • In FY 2013, 95% of clients who received delinquency or foreclosure housing counseling “one-on-one” services continued to maintain their homeownership for at least 6 months.
  • Last year, our Christmas Connections program provided gifts to 3,708 individuals in need valued at over $278,000.
  • 1,289 volunteers gave 18,338 hours of services, which amounts to $320,132 in donated man/woman power this past fiscal year.
  • The Catholic Charities Atlanta Leadership Class is in its third year. The mission of the class is to inspire and empower Catholic men and women who seek to become servant leaders in the business community. The 2013 CCA Leadership Class has 45 members that represent 22 different parishes.
  • Each year CCA hosts an annual Gala. It is our largest fundraiser of the year. 100% of the net proceeds go towards our programs and services. The 2014 Gala will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
  • The Saint Thérèse Society, an organization of women dedicated to the mission of CCA helping via volunteerism and support, represents more than 15 local parishes.
  • CCA has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation since 2005. The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an independent not-for-profit international accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations.
  • CCA measures the effectiveness of each of its services and tracks all donations to ensure they are used for what they are intended.