Upcoming Events

Save the date for the following happenings



Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will offer a free Home Buyer Education Class on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. until 5:35 p.m. in English and on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 from 4:30 p.m. to  9 p.m. in English at the Catholic Charities office located at 1219 16th Street West in Bradenton.

Four topics to be covered include: Steps To Successful Home Ownership which includes funds available to home buyers as well as fair housing rights; Winning Credit History/Shopping for a Loan which includes items required to make a loan contract, budget and money management, and the loan and application process; Shopping for a Home/Choosing a Realtor which includes what to know when looking for a home and realtor, understanding a sales contract, and negotiation and home inspection; and Home Ownership which includes what it means to be a home owner, how to care for your home and maintain it, security issues and avoiding foreclosure. 

Participants in the workshop will be eligible for assistance from Manatee and Sarasota counties bond and/or grant programs for down payment and closing costs. For more information and to register for the workshop, please call Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Manatee County at 941-714-7829.

Upcoming classes include April 14 in Spanish, and April 23 and 24 in English.


The Emerald Ball will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Collier County which include financial assistance, professional counseling, food pantries and food programs, empowerment program, refugee services, senior services, immigration services, soup kitchen, clothing room and shower program, English classes for mothers, and special projects like Undy Sunday, the Weekend Power Pack Food Program, and holiday gift and food distribution. The evening will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $400. For information call 239-455-2655 or email banderson@catholiccharitiescc.org.


Fort Myers

The Charity Golf Classic for AFCAAM, a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. All proceeds will benefit the programs available at AFCAAM which include the After-School Reading Program, and the SKILLS Female Mentoring and Straight Talk Male Mentoring programs. Registration is at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. The golf tournament will include a dinner and prizes. For more information, please contact Roseann Albertario at 239-461-0233 or r.albertario@afcaam.com.