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Little Children's Aid

Little Children’s Aid

 About Us

Little Children’s Aid (LCA) is an organization of women whose mission is to respond to the immediate needs of at-risk youth through fundraising and group service projects for Catholic Charities. LCA will be supporting the St. Joseph's Family Home this year and your support is needed as much as ever.

Founded in 1907, LCA initially provided for the children who were left homeless and orphaned by the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The original volunteer members were the forerunners of what is now Catholic Charities. LCA has evolved into an auxiliary of Catholic Charities to provide volunteer service and fundraising projects for Catholic Charities youth programs.

Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center is one of the few emergency family shelters in San Francisco offering housing and support services prior to  transition into long term permanent housing. Children receive tutoring, parents and families participate in enrichment programs, parenting sessions, vocational  training and career guidance. It is one of four housing facilities in SF dedicated to improving the lives of families during their personal struggle.


Make Friends, Help Others, Get Involved

LCA is always looking for new volunteer members to join our group and directly help the at-risk youth served by Catholic Charities. Members are encouraged to participate in the organization by attending one spring meeting and through assistance with service projects and fundraising events. Members are invited to bring their creative ideas for new projects to the group. All members receive newsletters and notices of each meeting and event of the organization. Please click the New Member Application button below, print out and complete the form, and return it to Catholic Charities. We look forward to welcoming you.

Renew Your Membership

There are two ways to renew your membership:

  • To renew by credit card or direct debit, please click the “Renew by Credit Card” button below.
  • To pay by check, please click the “Renew by Check” button below and follow the instructions on the Membership Renewal Form.


Our Impact This Year

  • People Helped


  • People Safely Housed


  • Immigrants served by CILSS


  • Meals & Groceries Distributed


  • People Received Rent Subsidies


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