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The Communities of Don Guanella And Divine Providence Day Programs Celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Last Friday, men and women who attend day programs at The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence honored the Blessed Mother at a special Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of her apparitions to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. DGV/DPV is a division of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia serving men [...]

Catholic Social Services Honors 2017 Volunteer Of The Year, Ms. Mary Stock

Today at a special ceremony held at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Catholic Social Services (CSS) kicked off National Volunteer Week by honoring Ms. Mary Stock as its 2017 Volunteer of the Year Ms. Stock, a long time parishioner of Saint Katharine Drexel parish in the City of Chester, is one of over 3,200 CSS volunteers [...]

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 Real Alternatives. Real Alternatives is a non-profit, charitable organization in Pennsylvania that administers pregnancy and parenting support services. This annual award is presented to the provider agency that has served the most pregnant women in the state [...]

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 program (PHLpreK), located in North Philadelphia. PHLpreK is a city-sponsored early childhood program. Casa del Carmen Academy, a Keystone Star 3 program, provides full-service subsidized early childhood education that equips children between the ages of three [...]

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 Township Police Sergeant Matthew Kuhnert received Citizen Commendations for providing lifesaving medical assistance to an unresponsive SGH employee. The three were honored at the Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors meeting on March 16, 2017. On December 21, [...]

Students from Casa Del Carmen Academy Celebrated Dr. Suess’s 113th Birthday

There was “lots of fun to be done” earlier this week at Casa del Carmen Academy. Students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday. In honor of the beloved late author, students brought in their favorite Dr. Seuss books, wore wacky socks, and enjoyed “green eggs and ham.” Teachers read the students many stories including One Fish, [...]

Employees From The Southwest Family Service Center Inspire And Empower Women And Young Girls From Multicultural Backgrounds

In celebration of Black History Month, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would like to recognize two employees from the Southwest Family Service Center, Ms. Lola Decarlo-Coles and Ms. Nadiyah Vance, who work tirelessly to empower young people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Last month, the women partnered with Soroptomist International SI [...]

Saint Gabriel System Graduates 66 Court Adjudicated Youth By Helping Students Overcome Adversities

Catholic Social Services’ Saint Gabriel System (SGS) held two graduations last month to celebrate the accomplishments of 66 adjudicated youths. Saint Gabriel’s Hall, a residential program for court adjudicated youth with a dedicated on-campus high school, graduated 37 young men last month, while Saint Gabriel’s System day treatment program at De LaSalle Vocational graduated 29. [...]

Newtown Chapter of Ancient Order of Hibernians Supports CSS Food Pantry

Catholic Social Services (CSS) gratefully acknowledges the generous support received from the Newtown, PA chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). The AOH is an Irish-Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to serving the needs of their local community and in particular supporting the charitable works of the Catholic Church.  Recent donations from this AOH chapter [...]

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