This Christmas, Give Peace and Stability to Those in Need

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This holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to be a bringer of peace. Join with CCI this Christmas and share your holiday blessings with the least fortunate among us. Donate securely online today. DONATE   The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release to the prisoners. (Isaiah 61:1) For many who struggle in Idaho, their desire to be whole and self-sufficient is a daily battle. For those who have endured abuse, the road to healing is long and often lonely. The gift of peace and stability remains elusive. Because of your… Read more »

The new administration is expected to make significant changes to current immigration policy

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The new administration is expected to make significant changes to current immigration policy. The details of what President-elect Trump will actually do on immigration are unknown, but we will continue providing updated information via our CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) resources: How to prepare for changes in the presidential administration How to prepare for changes in the presidential administration – spanish Catholic Charities of Idaho Immigration Legal Services, continues to provide ongoing legal consultations every Friday, please contact our staff for questions or concerns regarding your immigration legal matters.

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Provide Comfort to Suffering Families in Idaho

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In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asks us to “[open] our hearts to those living on the outermost fringes of society.” With only a few months left in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us answer Pope Francis’ call for compassion and concern by helping our brothers and sisters in Idaho. Please donate today. DONATE   Families come to Catholic Charities everyday seeking hope, justice and compassion: parents wanting to be the best parents they can for their children; abuse victims looking for refuge from fear; those seeking the tools to overcome depression and anxiety. Pope Francis desires that we all reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy during this Jubilee Year. As we enter the final… Read more »

Just Released: Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report

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Catholic Charities of Idaho just released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. Download a copy below. For additional annual and financial reports, click here.   Download the FY2016 Annual Report    

Give Strength, Hope and Resilience to Struggling Families this Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to offer hope to families in need. Give a gift to Catholic Charities of Idaho in honor or memory of a special woman in your life, and we will mail a Mother’s Day card to your loved one. DONATE   In Idaho, too many single mothers struggle to raise children in the face of adversity. They want a better life for their family, a life full of dignity and opportunity. At Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI), we offer a refuge for women trying to overcome abuse, abandonment and financial hardships; we offer hope. Let us share with you one special story of a family working together with CCI to build a life full of… Read more »

A Message to Supporters and Community Partners: New Treasure Valley Center Opening in July

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Catholic Charities of Idaho announces plans to consolidate offices in the Treasure Valley and open a new center in July 2016. The move will not impact service delivery, as we will continue to offer quality immigration legal services, counseling, educational and skill building, asset building, youth support and resource referrals throughout Ada and Canyon counties. For the past year, Catholic Charities of Idaho has been working on a four-year plan to guide the course of our agency into the decade of the 2020s.  This plan will refine and enhance our service strategies for partnering with and enhancing the lives of those we serve. A cornerstone of our plan is the provision of strength based, best practice services that achieve positive… Read more »

Celebrating 15 Years of Success: New Video Highlights One Family’s Journey to Build a Better Life

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of Catholic Charities of Idaho. Thanks to our community’s support and generosity, thousands of struggling Idaho families have received critically needed counseling, education, advocacy and financial stability services. To celebrate the occasion, we are sharing a special video of a family who struggled to build a life free of violence and fear. Lidia and Mayra share how, with Catholic Charities of Idaho’s and their community’s help, they gained hope and confidence for their future.  

Year-End Giving Made Easy! Donate now and help families in need.

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Make your year-end gift and help families in need! Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, make your tax-deductible year-end gift to help struggling Idahoans. Winter is a time when we witness the effects of poverty on families who make great sacrifices to merely survive each day. But you can make a difference — CCI asks you to demonstrate your compassion and concern for those in need, and give a gift of hope. DONATE   We make it easy for you to donate with three secure giving options: Donate securely online with a credit card, Call (208) 350-7480, Or mail a donation (payable to Catholic Charities of Idaho) to 1501 S Federal Way, Ste. 103, Boise, ID 83702.  … Read more »

This Christmas, Give a Family in Need a Brighter Future

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Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to bring hope and joy to our struggling brothers and sisters. Join with CCI this season and share your holiday blessings with the least fortunate among us. Give the gift of a brighter future. Donate securely online today. DONATE   Christmas is a time when light shines forth from the darkness. We reflect on the mysteries of the Holy Mother with Child who, when faced with poverty, displacement and fear, found faith in a God who lifted up the lowly, fed the hungry and kept promises of love and renewal for His people (Luke 1: 52-55).   “May we be in this world the ray of light which shone forth from Bethlehem, bringing joy and… Read more »

Now Accepting Nominations: Social Justice Award & Charity Award

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Do you have a relative, a co-worker or a group of friends going out of their way to serve others? Or to advocate to make Idaho a better place to live? We know that in every community there are “Unsung Heroes” – individuals and groups who work towards strengthening families and communities. CCI’s two annual awards honor the work of these heroes. CCI will be collecting nominations for TWO awards this year: The 2nd annual Bishop Michael P. Driscoll Charity Award and the 11th annual Marie D. Hoff Social Justice Achievement Award. Unsure which award your nominee qualifies for? Learn more about the difference between charity and social justice. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to recognize someone special… Read more »