January 25, 2017

Catholic Charities Affirms Support for Refugees & Immigrants

Contact: Cailan Franz
415 972 1294

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco affirms its commitment to serving refugees and immigrants and welcoming the stranger with love and compassion, despite executive actions taken today in Washington D.C.
“The mission of Catholic Charities is strengthening families and reducing poverty and we do that by serving the most vulnerable in our communities. The Church has always been a sanctuary for the poor and marginalized and we will continue to be an advocate for protecting the dignity of all,” said Jeff Bialik, Catholic Charities Executive Director. “Immigrants make our community stronger and more vibrant and we are saddened by the actions taken by President Trump today that target deserving families looking for safety and hope. “
California has more immigrants than any other state with 27% of the population being foreign born. Immigrants represent more than 30% of the populations of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
“At Catholic Charities, we believe that we should love our neighbor as ourselves and welcome the stranger with open hearts,” said Bialik. “We will continue to serve immigrants and refugees with compassion and are grateful to all in our community who make our work possible.”



About Catholic Charities
Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and reducing poverty in the three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo). Catholic Charities serves and advocates for the poor, the sick, the distressed, children, youth, families, immigrants and seniors, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by local law.


For more information on Catholic Charities, visit CatholicCharitiesSF.org.
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