Our Catholic Charities member agency was founded in 1937, with a mission to be a social service arm of the church, serving the poor and needy. In 1957, we expanded our programming and services to meet the changing needs of the people who live in the four counties of the Diocese of Gary. Since then we have been known as Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, proudly serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and Starke counties. Today, Catholic Charities is a social service 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Community Outreach, Food Pantry, Women’s Care Center, Immigration Services, Affordable Housing, and Financial Workshops programs provide help, create hope, and serve all in Northwest Indiana, regardless of religious or ethnic backgrounds.