CRS Partners in Cuba
Caritas Cubana, with its extensive national support network and offices in all of Cuba's 11 dioceses, has been a Catholic Relief Services partner since 1993. It has a permanent staff of some 30 people and support from thousands of volunteers who help with programs — including numerous soup kitchens and other health-related programs — that target the elderly and handicapped children.
Since 1993, CRS Cuba has also worked with Caritas Cubana to respond to emergencies and to ship more than 27 million dollars in humanitarian aid for the needy and poor. Since 2,000, CRS has partnered with the following institutions to provide this assistance: Providence International Mission, the Daughters of Charity, Hope for a Healthier Humanity, the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Holy Eucharist, the Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy, the Park West Children's Fund, the Free Wheelchair Mission, the Friends of Caritas Cubana, the Cuban Children Fund and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.