CCDBR food bank to help serve needy in rural areas

A pilot food pantry program launched by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will provide food to underserved residents in the rural areas of the diocese as well as offering the same service in the Baton Rouge area. Click here to read more.

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.

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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?”

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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…)