For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton has provided social services to people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mono counties, and throughout the years, it has served as a sign of hope in local communities for people of all ages, religions, and races.
Today, Catholic Charities administers direct social services and advocacy through the following programs, as well as those listed separately in this directory:
Homemaker Services (housekeeping): This program provides services to seniors who are in need of assistance with housekeeping (i.e. light housekeeping, cooking, and laundry).
Personal Care: This program provides non-medical assistance to seniors who need help with personal care (i.e. bathing, dressing, shaving, toileting). They do not provide nursing care (i.e. wound care, glucose testing, administer medication). Clients must be able to lift or transfer themselves independently or with only minimal assistance.
Respite Care: This program assists caregivers of vulnerable seniors who suffer physical and or mental disabilities such as Alzheimer's disease, senile dementia, or those who are bedridden and should not be left unattended.
HOMECOMING PROJECT: The Homecoming Project is a hospital-to-home service that bridges the gap between a hospital discharge and a strong recovery. They provide care management and services after a patient returns home to help stabilize and achieve optimal recovery. A Transitional Care Specialist will visit the patient in the hospital and then visit the patient at home after discharge. The Transitional Care Specialist focuses on understanding the patient’s health goals and concerns. The Transitional Care Specialist helps the patient secure arrangements to his/her medical appointments and physicians, and links the patient to resources related to health and well being.
SENIOR SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: The Senior Supportive Services Program provides counseling and referral services for Housing Authority properties in Stockton, Tracy, and Thornton that house the elderly, near elderly and disabled individuals.
HEALTHY SMILES PROGRAM: The Healthy Smiles Program provides Oral Health care access and preventive health information for children in San Joaquin County including current clients of Catholic Charities. This program also coordinates and promotes health screening events throughout the community.
ST. ANNE’S PLACE: St. Anne's Place is a drop-in Center for homeless and at-risk women and children in Lodi. At the Center women have FREE access to the computer, telephone or they can simply use the center to relax or shelter them from the elements. The Program Coordinator provides case management and referral services as needed for participants.