Need Help?

Do You Need Help? – If you need assistance from Catholic Charities for food, financial assistance, or tele-mental health counseling, please call 941-355-4680 in Sarasota/Manatee/DeSoto/Hardee/Highlands Counties; 239-390-2928 in Charlotte/Lee/Hendry/Glades Counties; and 239-793-0059 in Collier County between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm., Monday to Friday. Or visit Catholic Charities online here.

If you are pregnant and need help, the Diocese’s Walking with Moms in Need program is here to help — click below for info:

I’m pregnant! – Diocese of Venice

¡Estoy embarazada! – Diocese of Venice

Tele-Mental Health Counseling Services – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice is offering Mental Health Counseling for adults and children provided by licensed mental health therapists. If you or someone you know is feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, helpless, or overwhelmed, Catholic Charities can help. For more information on this no fee service, please call 239-455-2655 or visit Catholic Charities online here.

Senior Services – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice offers a variety of services for seniors. Please click here for information.

Food Distribution – For various food distribution sites throughout the Diocese of Venice, the days, times, and locations are listed below:

Guadalupe Social Services – 211 S. 9th St., Immokalee, Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, open daily. The Soup Kitchen Dining Room is open for dine-in and provides take-out/meals-to-go.

Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center – 3174 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

St. Margaret Parish – 208 Dean Duff St., Clewiston, Fridays 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

St. Leo the Great Parish Campus – 28360 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, Fridays 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Elizabeth K. Galeana Food Pantry – 4235 Michigan Ave. Link, Fort Myers, Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

St. Paul Parish – Parish Hall, 1208 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry – 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (Contact Matt Egan at or 941-697-4899)

St. Jude Food Pantry – 3930 17th St., Sarasota, Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Please bring ID and do not exit your vehicle. Volunteers will load cars. Call 941-955-3934 if you have any questions or visit them online here.

Wauchula Food Pantry – 408 Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula, Saturdays: 7:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Call the parish at 863-773-4089 if you require a different time or would like to support the efforts to assist the community.

St. Joseph Food Pantry – 2704 33rd Ave. W, Bradenton, Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call 941-756-3732 with any questions. Please visit them online here  to donate money or food.