Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives $150,000 Grant From The Connelly Foundation to Help Provide Continued Support to Vulnerable Populations Impacted By the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $150,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation to help provide continued support to vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The awarded funds will benefit three vital service areas operated by CSS critically impacted by the virus. Supported programs include those serving adults with intellectual and physical disabilities at The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence ($50,000); programs serving delinquent and dependent youth at Saint Gabriel’s Hall, Saint Francis-Saint Joseph Homes and Saint Vincent’s Home ($50,000); and food programs assisting individuals and families facing a food emergency brought on by COVID-19 ($50,000).
Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of Archdiocese of Philadelphia said, “The support of the Connelly Foundation has been a long-standing gift for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as the local Church’s various ministries and good works. I am deeply thankful for this partnership, especially so in these challenging and difficult times.”
Since the onset of the pandemic, CSS has been committed to providing support and emergency assistance to those impacted by the virus throughout the five-county metropolitan area. For more information on CSS’ temporal response to the COVID-19 pandemic please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/covid19/.
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Editor’s Note: Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/.