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Features interview with Fr Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.

About Catholic Charities USA

source – www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

On September 25th, 1910, it was founded as a national membership association, uniting Catholic charitable agencies and institutions across the country. Over the past century, it has worked to reduce poverty, support families and empower communities, as well as impacted public policy.

Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people of all faiths each year.

Supporting Local Agencies

Catholic Charities USA supports local agencies through:


Catholic Charities USA vigorously advocates federal policymakers on our poverty reduction agenda and promotes the work of local Catholic Charities to the media and the general public.


CCUSA provides networking opportunities to bring members together to share information, solve problems, and connect with one another. Catholic Charities USA also creates and facilitates a wide range of networks and partnerships with other organizations committed to social justice, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

National Voice

Catholic Charities USA’s president represents North America before Caritas International—the international conference of Catholic Charities—maintaining contact with the Catholic Charities movement throughout the world.

Training, Financial Support, and Leadership

Catholic Charities USA provides training, technical assistance, financial support, and leadership in developing model programs and services for members. By providing these services, Catholic Charities USA enables local agencies to better devote their own resources to serving their community.

Disaster Response

Catholic Charities USA has been commissioned by the U.S. Catholic bishops to represent the Catholic community in times of domestic disaster. Catholic Charities USA provides technical assistance, training, and financial assistance to local agencies.