Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Jody Santos
Season 23
About this non-profit:

As the needs of society have grown more complex, how we serve the least of our brethren has turned political. But for 100 years, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles has worked to serve the vulnerable and poor. Starting with soup kitchens and food pantries in an area of LA once known as Charity Street, the agency now operates eight homeless shelters, 18 community centers, and over 50 programs. This episode of the Visionaries will feature three of these programs – youth employment, immigrant rights, and housing services for homeless women and children – and show that whether someone is here legally or illegally, whether they are religious or not, the mission of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles doesn’t waver.