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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. We provide programs for 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

Newsletter

Catholic Social Services’ Spring 2019 newsletter is now online for your viewing.

Annual Report

Catholic Social Services’ 2017 annual report is now online for your viewing.

Donate

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.

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

“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

Recent News from Catholic Social Services

Montco moms got a head start on their special day

May 13, 2019

Archdiocesan Catholic Social Services treated several area mothers to an early Mother’s Day celebration that offered practical self-care strategies, including tips for avoiding burnout, and a chance just to be with other moms.

South Philly students write their own children’s books

May 21, 2019 | 2:50 pm

At a May 3 celebration, kids at St. Gabriel’s Out of School Time program debuted their new releases while unveiling a new library at the site, one of 12 operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services.

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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.