About Us


Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida is supporting our neighbors in need!

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida serves 18 counties across the Florida Panhandle.  We are currently reaching out to our neighbors who have been affected by the recent disaster.

 We are working with the local community to assess and determine what the specific needs are of individuals and families.

Together, with our donors, we will help our neighbors of any race, religion or national origin rebuild their lives.

   Please consider making a donation that will help care for our neighbors in need! 





We proudly carry out the social mission of the Catholic Church throughout the eighteen most northwest counties in the Florida panhandle to serve, to empower and to advocate for vulnerable families and individuals of any race, religion or national origin.

Catholic Charities of NW Florida is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization that changed the lives of more than 74,000 individuals last year throughout the Diocese.  The overarching goal of effecting sustainable social change by making a long-term impact on individuals, families and communities remains the guiding principle of the agency’s undertakings.

Founded in 1928, the programs of Catholic Charities focus on empowerment and seek to enact long-term, positive change in the lives of those we serve. Our services are tailored for the unique circumstances of each person and our impact is significant and measurable. We serve our neighbors professionally, compassionately, in multiple languages, with great importance placed on building-up their personal dignity as we help them to remove barriers to self-sufficiency, assist them with unlocking hidden potential and encourage them to create a better life for themselves & their families.


Christopher Root, President/CEO Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida

Christopher Root


Meet the President/CEO of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Christopher Root.  Mr. Root has a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from Michigan State University. He has a deep-seated Catholic faith, wide breadth of social programming knowledge and a strong managerial track record.  Mr. Root has successfully navigated the Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida mission since January 2015.