Catholic Charities welcomes individuals and families of all faiths or no faith tradition.  The Greenville Offices serves the following counties: Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Nash, Northhampton, Pitt and Wilson.

 

 

Counseling

Catholic Charities understands the importance of an individual becoming “whole” both emotionally, spiritually and physically when going through life’s transitions and challenges. Catholic Charities can assist in providing a listing of therapists in the Tar River Region.

Please contact our office for further information.

Disaster Preparation & Recovery

Catholic Charities works with the North Carolina Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (North Carolina VOAD), Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRG), The Salvation Army and the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) to address client unmet needs following disasters.  Services are currently focused on assisting families who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

In response to Hurricane Matthew, Catholic Charities is working closely with Lutheran Services Of The Carolinas (LSC), the local Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRG), and the City of Greenville to assist families.   Our case workers provide families with rental and utility assistance and other support to help them back to their “new” way of life.  When needed, we will provide families with a referral to other organization in the community to receive assistance.

Families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to call (919) 861 – 2886 to set up an appointment to speak with a disaster case manager from Lutheran Services Of The Carolinas.  The help line has a live operator Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm and a 24/7 voicemail.

Food Pantries

We provide healthy foods and nutritional awareness to our communities.  Individuals and families can access our food pantry once every 30 days and will be provided referrals to other community food banks.  Families seeking assistance with food will also be screened for other needs which Catholic Charities can either address, or make a referral to a community partner.

Immigration

We are able to assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents including: Applications for Citizenship, Naturalization, and Family Unification. Our professional staff also provide informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff are not able to represent families during legal proceedings. All cases related to deportation or a removal situation are referred to the NC Justice Center.

Please contact Rafael Lopez, DOJ Accredited Representative, by email
Rafael.Lopez@Raldioc.Org or at 252-355-5111 to schedule an appointment (Mondays Only).

Other Direct Assistance

We provide emergency assistance for rent, utilities, medications and other emergency needs (based on availability of funding).  Applicants need to come to the office and complete an Emergency Assistance Application.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Thursday and applicants will be notified the following Monday if their application has been approved for assistance (based on available funding).

Support of the Family

We offer client centered services to meet the client where they are to either enhance resume, interview, and job search skills, and or to teach financial literacy/ budgeting. Services are available via referral or by appointment.

Volunteers play a very important role in the services that Catholic Charities provide. Volunteers work with poor and vulnerable families of all faith traditions, and quite a few only Speak Spanish.

Throughout our 5 regions we have volunteers working in the following capacities: filing, reception, working in the food pantry (stocking shelves with food, organizing and implementing logistics for food donations and distribution), entering data, and organizing donated clothes.

Volunteers can also be trained to assist with our Family Support Services program. Some responsibilities include: conducting screening interviews to identify clients’ needs, assisting in the ESL or GED classes, assisting with resume writing, and working in the childcare area.

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact the Greenville Office at 252-355-5111.

  • Volunteers Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Matthew in PrincevilleJuly 31st, 2017On Saturday, July 29th, fourteen volunteers traveled to Princeville, NC to help repair two homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew.  The project was coordinated by NC Catholics Volunteer, a partnership between the Catholic Charities, the Knights of Columbus, and the Diocese of Raleigh.  The project was also coordinated with the United Methodist Church, which is the […] Read more...
  • Tar River Region receives new Regional DirectorJuly 10th, 2017Catholic Charities is excited to welcome Ethel Higgins as the new regional director for the Tar River region. Ms. Higgins’ journey to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh has taken her many places, but one thing has remained constant, her commitment to the Catholic Charities mission. Ms. Higgins was born and raised in Connecticut […] Read more...
  • Christmas Gifts Delivered to Families Impacted by Hurricane MatthewDecember 23rd, 2016Late in the afternoon on Thursday December 22nd, just 3 days before Christmas, Catholic Charities staff were met with a wonderful surprise. Like something out of a storybook, four boxes of pre-wrapped Christmas gifts were unexpectedly delivered without a note. With a little work, staff were able to track down the generous elves who put […] Read more...
  • Cans for Charity raises more than 3OO food items for Catholic CharitiesAugust 5th, 2016It was a balmy evening on Friday, July 29th for the Catholic Charities Cans for Charity event with the Carolina Mudcats.  This was the second game of the two part “Pitch in for Charity” series that Catholic Charities organized over the summer. Over one hundred fans came out to watch the Carolina Mudcats take on […] Read more...
  • Cans for Charity at Carolina Mudcats GameJuly 19th, 2016On Friday, July 29th, Catholic Charities will be hosting a “Cans for Charity” game with the Carolina Mudcats.  Fans who donate three cans of food at the game will receive a $3 discount on the $10 box seat special.  Cans that are collected at the game will be distributed among three food pantries which serve […] Read more...
  • December 16th Hurricane Matthew Repair ProjectDec 16  Click Here to Register Today!   All experience levels welcome. Spots are limited! Registration ends December 2nd.   Project Description NC Catholics Volunteer has partnered with The United Methodist Church to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. This opportunity is open to all interested in lending a hand to help those impacted by Hurricane […] Read more...
  • Disaster Recovery Partners of Pitt County MeetingOct 24th    The Catholic Charities Tar River Regional Office will be present at this event to assist individuals and/or families who were impacted by Hurricane Mathew.  Catholic Charities in collaboration with Lutheran Services and Pitt County’s Disaster Recovery Partners will be answering questions and  linking families with resources to help move them towards recovery.  If […] Read more...
  • October 21st Hurricane Matthew Repair ProjectOct 21  Registration for this event has closed.  Check back for our next volunteer opportunity.   Project Description NC Catholics Volunteer has partnered with The United Methodist Church to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. This opportunity is open to all interested in lending a hand to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Projects may range […] Read more...
  • September 23rd Hurricane Matthew Repair ProjectSep 23All spots for this event have been filled.  If you are interested in learning about future repair opportunities or being placed on a waitlist, please email Daniel.Altenau@raldioc.org.   Project Description NC Catholics Volunteer has partnered with The United Methodist Church to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. This opportunity is open to all interested in […] Read more...
  • Hurricane Matthew Repair ProjectJuly 29Volunteers Needed Click here to register   Spots are limited. Registration closes July 15th. Sign up today! Project Description NC Catholics Volunteer has partnered with The United Methodist Church to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. This opportunity is open to all interested in lending a hand to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Projects […] Read more...