Founded in 1907, LCA initially provided for the children who were left homeless and orphaned by the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The original volunteer members were the forerunners of what is now Catholic Charities. LCA has evolved into an auxiliary of Catholic Charities to provide volunteer service and fundraising projects for Catholic Charities youth programs.
Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center, often selected as the recipient for funds raised by LCA, is one of the few emergency family shelters in San Francisco offering housing and support services prior to transition into long term permanent housing. Children receive tutoring, parents and families participate in enrichment programs, parenting sessions, vocational training and career guidance. It is one of four housing facilities in SF dedicated to improving the lives of families during their personal struggle.
LCA is always looking for new volunteer members to join our group and directly help the at-risk youth served by Catholic Charities. Members are encouraged to participate in the organization by attending the annual meeting (spring) and through assistance with service projects and fundraising events. Members are invited to bring their creative ideas for new projects to the group. All members receive newsletters and notices of each meeting and event of the organization. New members are most welcome. Please print out and complete the form below, and return it to Catholic Charities. We look forward to welcoming you.
There are two ways to renew your membership: