Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is providing help and creating hope. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. Because most lives are a complex pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping people change their lives, taking into account the whole person as well as the family and life situation. We do this through a broad range of services, including family support services, mental health and grief counseling, immigration support, and citizenship classes. Each year, we serve more than 20,000 people in need.