Catholic Charities is a premier service provider for the most vulnerable in our community.

By providing emergency financial assistance, workforce development, food assistance, immigration legal services, refugee resettlement and caring for persons with intellectual and developmental differences, we are putting our beliefs into action to transform lives.

For 75 years, we have served the local community as a compassionate helper, respected leader, and a reliable partner.  Our fundamental belief is that we have a responsibility to care for those in need by meeting basic human needs, restoring dignity, and assisting toward self-sufficiency.

Board of Directors


Chris Butler
Roberto Costa
Kim Wilmoth

Jason Spencer

Gregory Montana
Richardson C. Cole

Board Members

Kristi Aiello
Jan Bebeau

Veronica Garcia Brown
Karyn Carroll

Staci Rae Duncan
Toni A. Higgs
Rob Kowkabany
​Beatrice Kungu
Rev. Rafael S. Lavilla, Jr.
J. Tyler Limbaugh, III
Patrick Macabasco
Joseph Nackashi
Brian Peters

Robert E. Riva, Jr.
Shannon D. Shea


Lauren Weedon Hopkins, CFRE

Regional Director


Lauren Weedon Hopkins joined the Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office in August 2015.  She is a Jacksonville native with more than 18 years of marketing and communications experience, including 12 years as a nonprofit leader focused on development and program management.  She is past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida First Coast Chapter and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. Lauren is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders sponsored by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.  She holds a B.A. in Print Journalism and English from Washington and Lee University.




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Catholic Charities

Jacksonville Regional Office

40 E. Adams St., Suite 320
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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