Mission, Vision, Values


Compelled by the love and teachings of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan provides compassionate, quality, professional services and support to people in need.


CCSEM strives to be the organization of choice for people in need, transforming lives, encountering Christ, and mobilizing hope in our community.


Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan holds foremost that all our actions and efforts will be modeled after Jesus Christ and in conformity to the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.

Dignity of Human Life
We act with respect, kindness, and hospitality to all persons who come to us for assistance.

We hold a deep awareness of the suffering of others, accompanied by the desire to relieve their pain.

We can be trusted to deliver our services with conviction, courage, and transparency.

Our professional staff and volunteers conform to the highest ethical standards and quality of services measured by the licenses and accrediting of our employees and programs.

We endeavor to transform the lives of the people we serve by tracking measurable outcomes of improvement.

The works of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are the corporal works of mercy. We are not principally a social service agency, but an instrument of God’s love and mercy.

– The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit

Providing help. Giving hope.

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