Linda Raff named interim director of Catholic Charities

By Maureen Smith
JACKSON – Former director Linda Raff has taken over as interim director of Catholic Charities of Jackson while the organization seeks a new executive director. Raff previously acted as director from 1994-2008.
A search committee will formulate requirements and begin advertising for the spot in the coming weeks.
Catholic Charities celebrated 50 years of faith and service in 2013, having started as a service to care for orphans in Natchez. Today, Catholic Charities offers a number of services through the parishes and through direct aid to those in need including substance abuse services, domestic violence and runaway shelters, rape crisis services, family counseling, child and adult mental health services, care for unwed mothers, foster care, adoption services, legal aid for immigrants and low-income housing assistance for veterans, the elderly and families.
Catholic Charities is funded through the annual Catholic Service Appeal, direct donations and through federal and state funding and grants. The mission of Catholic Charities is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love and concern for all people. The services are offered to anyone in need, not just Catholics.