The US Virgin Islands suffered catastrophic damage from historic, back to back Category  5 hurricanes in September of this year. Catholic Charities has been a leading provider of meals and emergency shelter to the many residents of the islands during the recovery. You can help with your generous financial support.

Who We Are

is a nationally-affiliated, faith-based non-profit that assists and advocates for the underserved in the territory, focusing especially on the homeless. We are a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) under the auspices of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. We are governed by a volunteer board and staffed by dedicated experienced individuals.

What We Do

Bethlehem House Shelter
Our homeless shelters on St. Thomas and St. Croix provide a safe environment and daily meals to men, women and children.  Shelter staff facilitates referrals to mainstream and other services.

Soup Kitchens
Our soup kitchens on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John provide hot meals Monday through Friday. Catholic Charities staff members are able to monitor the clients, many of whom are chronically homeless, to ensure that they are receiving appropriate services. Our Outreach Services, which are closely aligned with soup kitchen activities, connect individuals to mainstream and non-profit service providers, facilitate health and mental health clinic appointments, and offer assistance navigating the Medicaid, Medicare and SNAP systems of benefits. In many cases, outreach workers will deliver hot meals to homebound and elderly clients.

Health Care for the Homeless
A monthly medical clinic, held at the Bethlehem House Shelter on St. Thomas, is a collaboration between physicians, medical professionals, volunteers and Catholic Charities. A host of medical services, including general health, dental and psychiatric screening and treatment are provided to homeless individuals on St. Thomas and St. John.

Summer Camp
In the spring of 2007, Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands collaborated with Special Olympics of the VI to begin the first Camp Shriver in the Caribbean. The camp began years earlier at the Maryland home of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the purpose of offering children with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend a summer camp with an emphasis on athletic activities. Catholic Charities continues to sponsor a summer camp on St. Thomas in the same spirit as the original Camp Shriver. Many of the counselors who received training for the original camp are still active along with student and adult volunteers.

Contact Us

Administrative Offices

Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 10736,
St. Thomas, VI 00801

Phone 340-777-8518
Fax 340-777-4475