Heck, board seat, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. ‘In a country like ours, even in these tough times, it is simply unacceptable that near 40 million people live in poverty,’ said Rev. Snyder.’ The summit also included an awards demonstration honoring three Catholic Charities applications that are effectively attempting to reduce poverty in their communities. The innovative programs were recognized for best practices in Catholic Charities USA’s poverty concern areas: health, housing, food cravings, economic security, education/job training. Joseph – – This grouped family center presents a continuum of in depth programs and strong advocacy for all customers. The mission and programs concentrate on reducing poverty through an innovative, dual strategy.