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 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
Catholic Social Services’ October 2021 newsletter is now available.
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.
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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.
Recent News from Catholic Social Services
Saint John’s Hospice Marks The Successful Completion Of Its “Boot Up Philly” Initiative With Giveaway Event
Saint John’s Hospice (SJH) is marking the successful completion of its inaugural “Boot Up Philly” initiative with a community giveaway event to benefit those in need in Philadelphia. SJH is a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS).
“They have a lot to teach us about trust, love and friendship – and we have a lot to learn,” said Angela Babcock, the incoming administrator of the archdiocesan Divine Providence Village.
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