Our Mission

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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me…


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fall River (CCFR) is a multi-service, multi-sited not-for-profit organization serving Southeastern Massachusetts. The central office is located in Fall River, with offices in New Bedford, and Hyannis on Cape Cod.


Our diverse programming model embodies its mission, “to help those in need,” with services designed to reach out to those facing socioeconomic, cultural and racial barriers that preclude their engagement in mainstream services.

The mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fall River responds to those who face various forms of oppression and injustice. CCFR employs linguistically proficient, culturally diverse/sensitive staff that demonstrate a unique capacity to strengthen the clients with whom we work.

CCFR is currently the largest provider of social and human services to immigrants in the southeast region. CCFR is also the largest provider of food outside of Boston, and the largest provider of beds for the homeless outside of the Greater Boston region.

Our programs provide services to individuals and target systemic discrepancies, thereby fulfilling our mission to address immediate and structural problems encountered by the disadvantaged.  CCFR formally links and collaborates with local parishes, agencies and systems to create strengthened community services.