Founded in 1984, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a faith-based non-profit social service agency providing aid to individuals and families in the four central coast counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and San Luis Obispo.

We are motived by our mission to assist individuals and families of all backgrounds and beliefs providing them with tools, training and resources to help meet basic necessities for life. In addition, we provide information and referrals to social service agencies in each community we serve. Our three core areas of service are Immigration and Citizenship, Family Supportive Services, and Tattoo Removal Program. We serve over 20,000 individuals a year. Last year we launched a new program, Disaster Relief, in response to the August 2020 California Wildfires that impacted two counties we serve, Santa Cruz and Monterey. This program provides short-term or long-term support in helping fire survivors meet basic needs, rebuild, and we will soon offer counseling.

Our mission is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for social justice, and to call other people of good will to do the same.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey Board Members

Most Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, Bishop of Monterey, Chairman of the Board

Paul Gutierrez, President

Laura Segura , Vice President

Bette Harken, Secretary

Clancy D’Angelo, Treasurer

Rev. Fredy Calvario

Kevin Causey

Nanci Perocchi

John Kesecker

Jordan Lewis

Fana Oldfield

Maria Orozco

Deacon Hugo Patino

Melanie Nicora

Honorary Board Members

Rev. Jerry McCormick

Larry Sage

Ana Ventura PharesExecutive Director

Aurelio Salazar Jr., Director of Family Supportive Services

Jeraline Singh EdwardsDirecting Attorney, Immigration & Citizenship

Jorge Sifuentes, Deputy Director of Immigration & Citizenship

Angela Di NovellaDevelopment Director

Allen GanadenExecutive Administrative Assistant

At Catholic Charities, we help people, regardless of their faith, who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues.

Our agency, through its advocacy and core programs, is making progress toward better serving and loving our neighbors across the country.

Check out our updated Nonprofit Profile on Candid to see our strategy, metrics, and achievements.

Catholic Charities of California

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a member of Catholic Charities of California, Inc., a statewide organization representing the twelve local Catholic Charities Agencies in the state. Find out more at Catholic Charities California

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey is a member agency of Catholic Charities USA, a national organization whose mission is to provide service to people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. Find out more at Catholic Charities USA