Catholic Charities receives $10,000 grant to provide help and hope for neighbors in need

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GOSHEN – A $10,000 grant from WellCare Health Plan has helped Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster further its mission to provide help and create hope for neighbors in need.
Catholic Charities is using the funds to provide emergency food and shelter assistance to WellCare members and other individuals and families who are facing financial hardship.

“Catholic Charities is grateful for a partner like WellCare who strives to strengthen the communities we serve together by helping its members and others lead better, healthier lives,” said Hector Morell, Director of Social and Human Services, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster. “It’s encouraging to work with an insurance company that embraces the importance of addressing the social determinants of health – like housing, hunger, and poverty – in order to maintain good health and well-being.”

Through this partnership, Catholic Charities is helping WellCare members and others connect to community resources and navigate the local social support network in order to receive the care and resources they need to enjoy a better quality of life. This includes addressing food insecurity through a client-choice food pantry in Kingston, access to baby products and hygiene items, addiction prevention and treatment services, housing resource support, and help with other basic necessities of life.

For more information about Catholic Charities programs and services, or for assistance, visit the website at