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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 [...]


Catholic Social Services of Montgomery County recently completed a major renovation aimed at transforming its well-known and heavily trafficked food pantry into a “Choice Market” model. This new approach to assisting individuals and families experiencing food insecurity will enable clients to “shop for” (choose) food items that meet their own unique dietary needs and preferences. [...]

Don Guanella men move into new group home at Our Lady of Charity parish

BROOKHAVEN >> Residents, clergy, family, friends, local officials and neighbors gathered Sunday for the dedication, blessing and tour of the Don Guanella residence located on the grounds of Our lady of Charity Church. The residence, which will be home to eight mentally and physically disabled men who formally lived at the now-closed Cardinal Krol Center [...]

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