Dr. Lisa Namikas Named Catholic Charities USA’s Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Lisa Namikas of Baton Rouge has been named the 2022 Catholic Charities USA’s Volunteer of the Year. Namikas was honored at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s annual meeting on Thursday, June 23. A video highlighting her contributions to CCDBR can be found here.


Are you having trouble recovering and in need of assistance after Hurricane Ida?

While many programs are available to assist with disaster recovery, Hurricane Ida survivors may still need help recovering from the storm. The Hurricane Ida Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) connects survivors with available resources and provides free advice to help meet their remaining needs. The program has created regions where case managers can offer localized help. Click here to learn more

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What’s next? A flood overwhelms a woman’s home in Bayou Pigeon


The stench of wet wood and mold, cooked under the Louisiana sun, smothers you as you walk into Janet Derrick’s house. The floors remain wet a few days after a dam broke in Iberville Parish. The flooring gives way under each step. After delivering a meal, we asked Janet: “What else do you need?”


Meet Mr. Louis Gibson, Joseph Homes Graduate!

Joseph Homes is the first step to rebuilding the lives of homeless men recently released from prison.  Joseph Homes provides short-term housing in a private, clean, efficiency apartment, food, clothing, and referrals for healthcare, mental health counseling, as well as support group meeting for ex-offenders. (more…)