Community Programs at Catholic Social Services

Community programs at Catholic Social Services are available across the Philadelphia region and include various community initiatives to help those in need and further build our local community. Catholic Social Services offers opportunities and resources for children to succeed, for families to grow healthy and strong, and for communities to find the resilience to believe in a better future.

  • A Better Way within Catholic Social Services teaches social responsibility skills and conflict management skills to youths between ages 12 and 18 who are involved in the juvenile justice system. This community program utilizes the Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed Care to help you with issues of chronic adversity, loss, and trauma. 

  • Martha’s Choice Marketplace is the largest, most visited food pantry in Montgomery County. Martha’s Choice serves more than 1,000 families and 3,500 individuals each month.  We distribute over 1 million lbs. of food yearly. Martha’s provides our clients with the dignity of shopping for the foods of their preference in a grocery store-like environment. We also provide a holistic approach to hunger prevention by providing education, and personal empowerment opportunities that recognize each person’s basic human needs and dignity. Martha’s also operates a community farm at the former St Gabrielle’s Hall.

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  • 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.