Catholic Charities receives support from Molina Healthcare

Molina Heathcare is providing financial support for Catholic Charities’ Sanctuary Women’s Development Center. Sanctuary offers homeless and low-income women and children resources, providing support and advocacy to alleviate the effects of poverty within the community and providing tools to overcome homelessness.

“Catholic Charities is pleased to partner with Molina Healthcare in ensuring the most vulnerable in our community have access to the help they need,” said Patrick Raglow, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, in a press release sent to The City Sentinel, CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations. “This gift to Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers is just one way Molina seeks to partner with local service agencies to strengthen our community by working together. We look forward to working with Molina Healthcare to help our clients achieve the success they seek.”

Sanctuary provides social services to homeless and at-risk women and their children including resource referral and assistance accessing services such as daycare and Early Head Start, vocational and employment development, solution-focused advocacy, and a self-efficacy group.

Staffan entered Sanctuary in 2018 after being homeless for one year and ten months. She had been living in her car in a Wal-Mart parking lot. “I felt hopeless, despair, sometimes I didn’t feel at all; Sanctuary gave me hope,” she said. Staffan entered Case Management at Sanctuary in order to establish goals and get her life back on track. “I met women from all walks of life and it gave me strength,” she said. Through Sanctuary, she was able to find employment and housing and is now living on her own. 

Catholic Charities assists people of all cultures and to rise out of poverty and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. The agency offers a broad range of programs such as adoption and pregnancy services, counseling, disaster support, family supportive services, homeless support, housing assistance, refugee services, and immigration legal services.

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City: Guided by Catholic teaching, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City serves those in need, regardless of their faith, through transformative, empowering and dignity-affirming social service programs that seek to eliminate material, emotional and spiritual poverty across Central and Western Oklahoma. To learn more, call 405-523-3000, visit, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.