About Us

Catholic Charities Indianapolis was founded in 1919 to serve the poor and hurting of the Indianapolis community. Our programs provide quality services in counseling, child, youth and family support, eldercare, emergency and specialized services, and pregnancy and adoption services.

In 2017-18 Catholic Charities Indianapolis programs served nearly 75,000 people.  Among those served, the majority are women and children, who live below the federal poverty level.  Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers we can provide quality services to more individuals and families in need. 

Mission Statement

The staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities Indianapolis are called by the Gospel to uphold the dignity of all people. Guided by Catholic social teaching, we consider it a privilege to deliver compassionate and caring service to help and empower those in need.

Values: Created in the image and likeness of God and grounded in our faith, we value:

  • Justice
  • Stewardship
  • Diversity
  • Action
  • Self-Determination
  • Personal Growth
  • Respect

Annual Report 2018-2019

990 Form

Catholic Charities Indianapolis' Clients' Rights

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

CCI one-page overview

Catholic Charities Indianapolis Agency Council

The Agency Council is a group of community volunteers that assists the Executive Director in the areas of planning, policymaking, development and community needs assessment.

President: Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon
Vice President: 
Tiffanie A. Ditlevson
Treasurer: Jan L. Kilies
Michael T. Batt
Jacob A. McClellan
Constance M. Runkel, CPA
Tiffanie A. Ditlevson
Helena E. Hutton
Lisa S. Patchner, Ph.D
Chris St. Paul
Jeffrey D. Scott
Steven B. Stapleton
David Taylor
Nina Zbrozek

David J. Bethuram - Executive Director, Catholic Charities Secretariat
Craig Fall - Associate Director, Catholic Charities Indianapolis
Julie Laughlin - Director of Financial Reporting, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Cheri Bush-Director of Mission Advancement, Catholic Charities Secretariat

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