Catholic Social Services, Youth Services

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.

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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


Catholic Social Services’ October 2021 newsletter is now available.

Annual Report

Catholic Social Services’ 2020 annual report is now available.


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.

Charity in Action newsletter

What our volunteers say

“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

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) has created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page as a resource to help those in need to navigate these uncertain times. Providing for the health, safety, and welfare of those we serve, as well as our CSS employees, is of the utmost importance to us.

Please click here if you or someone you know is in need of emergency food and diapers. Additional resources are also available which may be helpful during this time.

Recent News from Catholic Social Services

Families Served By Catholic Social Services to Receive Thanksgiving Meals Courtesy of Michael the Archangel Ministry at Philadelphia Lodge #5, Fraternal Order Of Police

For the sixth consecutive year, Philadelphia Police officers participating in the Michael the Archangel Ministry will provide Thanksgiving meals to 50 families served by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Northeast Family Service Center (NEFSC).

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La Salle U. honors archdiocesan agency as ‘sign of faith’

Catholic Social Services received the Signum Fidei award from the school’s alumni association, honoring a 200-year legacy of work that would make a patron saint proud.

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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.