COVID-19 Update for Catholic Charities in Terre Haute

These uncertain times are putting added stress and strain on many families and individuals throughout our communities. Catholic Charities remains at the ready to provide essential services to those individuals and families. However, in order to safeguard our staff, volunteers and clients, the following changes have been made to programming at Catholic Charities and Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank and will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Bethany House will remain open and will adopt changes to increase sanitizing and cleaning procedures, encourage social distancing among residents and restrict nonessential individuals from entering the building.
  • Ryves Preschool is closed.
  • Ryves Youth Center is closed for all after school activities.
  • The Fishes and Loaves Soup Kitchen located in the lower level of Ryves Youth Center will remain open however meals are available on a carryout basis only from the former Foodbank warehouse at 1356 Locust St. Monday – Friday, 11:30am, - 1:30pm. Sack lunches will continue to be distributed from Bethany House on Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am – 1:00pm.
  • Sack lunches provided in partnership with the Vigo County School Corporation will continue to be distributed from the Preschool entrance on the west side of the Youth Center between 11am-12pm Monday – Friday.
  • The Administrative Office is closed to visitors.

We are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to call the administrative office at (812)232-1447, Option 3 with any questions that you may have.

ReadingCatholic Charities in Terre Haute is an agency that offers compassionate and caring assistance to needy neighbors in the Wabash Valley.

It offers various services to help alleviate some of the hardships of our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

It is a direct services agency to serve the poor, the homeless, the elderly, the neglected children and the needy.

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Catholic Charities in Terre Haute operates several charitable facilities and programs in the Terre Haute area to help people in need. These include:

Christmas in July

Christmas in July
Christmas Store
Sock and Underwear Drive
July 23 - August 6

Donate new socks or underwear to help fill our Christmas Store this Christmas.

Each year Catholic Charities Christmas Store provides basic need items to 360 families referred by over 25 social service agencies across five counties.

The impact that the novel coronavirus continues to have on our community has spread to those who have never before had to ask for help. More families than ever are calling on us - please help us create hope for them this holiday season.

Please drop your donations in the designated barrel locations listed below.

It's simple. It's meaningful. It's greatly needed.
All sizes are needed - especially adult men and women.

Donation barrels can be found at the following locations:

Idle Creek
Stratford Hills
Colonial Park South & Woods
Ole Erie
Park Lane
Birch Run
St. Benedict Catholic Church
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church

Thank you for providing help and creating hope in our communities!

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please click here and your donation will provide items for families in need at the Christmas Store.

Are you already a volunteer for Catholic Charities?

Did you know you are eligible to be a Trauma Informed Mentor for youth between the ages of 9 - 17? Click here for more information about the TIME for ME mentoring program.

January is Poverty Awareness Month

Join us in raising awareness about the 45 million Americans living in poverty and how you can help make a difference

January is Poverty Awareness Month


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