Catholic Charities Responds: Addressing Homelessness in Wheeling with Compassion and Collaboration

Published in the News-Register on Oct. 15, 2023 Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of Catholic Charities West Virginia in response to the recent story titled “Wheeling Facing a Dilemma in Handling Homeless Issues,” which was published on October 4, 2023, in The Intelligencer. Our organization is deeply concerned about the proposed ordinance that...

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Chief Executive Officer Announced

Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) announced Mark Phillips has been named president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. Phillips currently serves as CCWVa’s chief operating officer. Phillips replaces Beth Zarate, who is retiring in May. During her tenure, Zarate completed a number of new initiatives and led CCWVa to make great strides in serving...

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Winter Shelter Opens at Catholic Charities

The temporary winter shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in Wheeling has opened in the grand ballroom of the Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) administrative building. “This space has been used by our community over the past century honoring many special events,” said Beth Zarate, CCWVa President and Chief Executive Officer. “What a privilege it is...

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

Working for Social Change

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been working for social change across the United States for 53 years. Created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CCHD works with a two-pronged approach. One arm educates Americans about the realities of poverty. The other arm confronts the unique challenges of those living in...

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Working toward a Common Goal

You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa At Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa), we are committed to reducing poverty. As the causes of poverty are complex and varied, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for those we serve. Collaborations with...

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