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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 material assistance and support services to those who need it most, including the homeless & hungry, at-risk youth, struggling families & single parents. immigrants, neglected children, those with intellectual disabilities, pregnant teens, and court-adjudicated delinquents.
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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.
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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

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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 […]

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CSS Employee Honored at Catholic Charities Night at the Sixers

At Catholic Charities Night at the Sixers Game on Friday, Ashley McElveen-Clark was honored for her dedication to youth development. Ashley is the Assistant Director for the Catholic Social Services Out-of-School-Time Program at the […]

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CSS Food Cupboard Receives $25,000 Grant from Order of Malta

Five Philadelphia members of the Order of Malta-Federal Association, USA delivered a $25,000 check to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput for the purchase of refrigerators and freezers for the Montgomery County Food Cupboard in Norristown. The […]

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

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If you are in need of help or assistance, we are available 24 hours a day on our CSS Helpline at (267) 331-2490 or by clicking on the bottom 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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