Strong Families Start With Beautiful Beginnings

Providing programs and support for moms-to-be, fathers, new parents and single parents.

Having a baby can be the best time of your life but it can also be a stressful time. That is why, at CSS, we have a group of trained Parent Educators who are all about helping parents get what they need to raise healthy, happy, strong kids.

What We Do

What We Do

Start Your Journey

Contact us today to start your new journey!

    Our Locations

    Bucks County Family Service Center

    100 Levittown Parkway
    Levittown, PA 19054
    Telephone: 215.945.2550
    Map & driving directions

    Services Offered: Parenting/Pregnancy support, Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance (Funding when available), Mary’s Cupboard Food Pantry (215.949.1991–call for appointment), Lady’s Locker, Diaper Pantry, Counseling through Catholic Clinical Consultants, and Special Monthly Events (such as virtual Safe Sleeping Class, virtual Bathtub Safety Class, and virtual Baby Showers

    Classes Offered: All classes currently Virtual through Zoom – Classes offered by Parent Educators: Stephanie Tokarski ( and Margarita Ramos (

    • Pea in a Pod Prenatal (Tuesdays @ 10) – taught by Stephanie
    • The Main Event Labor and Delivery (Tuesdays @ 11) – taught by Stephanie
    • Moms of Multiples (Every other Wednesday @ 12:15) – taught by Stephanie
    • Little Miracles Infant Care (Thursdays @ 10) – taught by Stephanie
    • Breast Friends Breast Feeding (Thursdays @ 11) – taught by Stephanie
    • Becoming a Mom (Tuesdays @ 10 and 1 – Spanish) – taught by Margarita
    • Bonding with Baby (Thursdays @ 10 and 1 – Spanish) – taught by Margarita

    Casa del Carmen Family Service Center

    4400 N. Reese Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Telephone: 267.331.2500
    Map & driving directions

    Services Offered: Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance (Funding permitting), Food pantry, Diaper pantry, Baby Boutique, Help Line, Document Assistance

    Classes Offered:

    • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood (Mondays @ 1 – Spanish)
    • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood (Thursdays @ 10:30 – Spanish)
    • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood – Bathtub Safety (Wednesdays @ 10:30 – English)
      • Taught By: Aimee Cantwell, Parenting and Pregnancy Educator
      • IMPORTANT: Class starts Wednesday, April 8th2021

    Delaware County Family Service Center

    130 E. 7th Street
    Chester, PA 19013
    Telephone: 1.610.279.7372
    Map & driving directions

    Services Offered: Pregnancy/Parenting Support, Diaper Pantry (first Wednesday of the month; 10-3), Mommy Giveaways (T, TH, F – 10-12 – only for pregnant moms), Baby Clothing Boutique (for those who attend class), Coffee Club (T, TH – 9-10), Martha’s Choice Market (M, W – 9-12) Public Bathroom, Shower, and Laundry Facilities (M-F – 9-4), Fax Services (M-F – 9-4), Mailing Address Services (M-F – 9-4)

    Classes Offered: All classes are currently virtual

    • Prenatal class – Monday @ 1pm
    • Parenting class – Wednesday @ 1pm

    The Cenacle at Padre Pio Center

    1527 Church St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19124

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
    Services are provided by appointment only

    The Cenacle at Padre Pio Center is a family nurturing center designed to support pregnant women, new parents, families and extended families as they build their skills as the first teachers in the life of a child. Services include pregnancy and parenting education, food and diaper pantries, health literacy, educational workshops, and other supportive services. Through partnership with the ProLife Union of Greater Philadelphia we help build a Culture of Life where every life is respected and protected.

    Northeast Family Service Center

    7340 Jackson St.
    Philadelphia, PA  19136
    Telephone: 215.624.5920
    Map & driving directions

    Services Offered: Nurturing Parenting, Parent Café, The Pregnancy Café, Cribs for Kids, Diaper Pantry, Bath Tub Safety Workshop, Car Seat Program, Pre-Natal Workshop (Virtual by Zoom), Post Natal Workshop (Virtual by Zoom), Clothing Cuties, Lady’s Locker, Out of School Time Program, Emergency Food Cupboard, Clarifi, Catholic Clinical Consultants, CareerLink, and BenePhilly Services

    Classes Offered:

    • Prenatal – Understanding Your Pregnancy (Monday @ 11:00am – Spanish)
    • Postnatal – Understanding Your Newborn (Tuesday @ 6:00pm – English)
    • Parenting – Nurturing Parenting (Tuesday @ 11am)
    • Prenatal – Understanding Your Pregnancy (Wednesday @ 11:00am – English)
    • Prenatal – Understanding Your Newborn (Thursday @ 11:00am – English)
    • Stress Relief (Thursday @ 11:00am)
    • Bath Tub Safety (Held once a month)
    • Miscellaneous Topics – Breast Feeding, Helping Parent’s Deal with Stress, Staying Safe While Staying Home, Potty Training, The Importance of Reading to Your Child, etc. (Held on Special Occasions)

    Southwest Family Service Center

    6214 Grays Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19142
    Telephone: 215.724.8550
    Map & driving directions

    Services Offered: Information about WIC services for pregnant moms and children, Food Pantry, Diaper Pantry, BenePhilly Services, Rent/Utility (When available), Lady’s Locker (feminine hygiene pantry) Parenting Programs

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    Catholic Social Services does not provide abortions, nor do we refer anyone for an abortion.