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To support Catholic Social Service programs that serve the homeless and hungry, the intellectually disabled, single parents and the unemployed, veterans, and at-risk children and youth.

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2015 Annual Report

Catholic Social Services 2015 Annual Report is now online.

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Christmas 2015 CSS Connections

Christmas Edition is now online.

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At Catholic Social Services we provide help and create hope for over 3,100 people every day. Our network of programs offers  support to those who need it most.  Every day we help the homeless & hungry, at-risk youth, struggling families & single parents.   We help immigrants, refugees, neglected children and those with intellectual disabilities.  We provide programs for  pregnant teens, and court-adjudicated delinquents.


We carry out our work to transform lives, envisioning a world touched by God’s mercy, a world where every individual is valued, families are healthy and strong, communities are united, poverty and need are alleviated, and all people share justly in the blessings of God’s creation.


Our work is guided and inspired by our Core Values:
Compassion:  genuine care & heartfelt concern for those we serve
Dignity:  respect for each person as created in God’s image
Charity:  generosity toward all in response to God’s goodness
Justice:  defense & advocacy for the rights of the poor and vulnerable
Excellence:  professional competence & responsible stewardship

Recent News from Catholic Social Services

    For Fifth Consecutive Year Catholic Social Services Named Service Provider Of The Year By Real Alternatives
    For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Social Services (CSS) has been named Pennsylvania’s Service Provider of the Year by ...
    April 5, 2017
    Casa del Carmen Academy Hosted Mayor Jim Kenney
    Casa del Carmen Academy hosted a special visitor Monday, March 27, 2017. Mayor Jim Kenney visited the Philadelphia pre-K prog...
    March 28, 2017
    Nurses From Saint Gabriel’s Hall Honored For Saving A Life
    Nurses Kelly Magyar and Julia Caldwell from Catholic Social Services’ Saint Gabriel’s Hall (SGH), and Lower Providence Townsh...
    March 23, 2017

What our volunteers say

We love going in the front door of Mercy Hospice; it is a very happy and hopeful place, and staff are so giving of themselves and enthusiastic in serving the women and children there.
Kay and Gerry Lafferty, volunteers at Mercy Hospice since 1982
I give my time on the CSS Board because I believe in and support its mission, and am proud how the lives of children are improved because of the services we provide to them and their families.
Denise D. Hodgson, member of Catholic Social Services Board

Need Help?

If you are in need of help or assistance, CALL our CSS Helpline at (267) 331-2490 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm) or by clicking on the link below. We are here to help you and will provide you with the information and assistance you need to find the comfort and security you deserve.

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