Serving and Loving Our Neighbors Through Ministry
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 home bound 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.