Catholic Social Services Parenting Programs

Catholic Social Services supports parents and children through various programs to help them utilize the assistance they need to grow.  Our Family Service Centers, located throughout the Philadelphia region offer resources, classes and other programs to support parents and children.

  • Beautiful Beginnings acts as a one-stop-shop webpage where new parents, expecting parents, and parents of young children find the resources they need for their young families. This site lists many informational tools and services for the journey of parenthood. 

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  • Family Service Centers are the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from Catholic Social Services. Five centers are located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Our family service centers offer support and prenatal care and assistance to either those choosing adoption or those choosing to start their family. Our social service centers provide intake and assessment for individuals and families to assist them in accessing benefits and services. Emergency assistance includes clothing cupboards and food pantries, rent or utility bill assistance, housing referrals, and case management.

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  • Mercy Hospice of Catholic Social Services is a residential program for women in recovery. Our 31-bed program welcomes single women and mothers with children.  Mercy Hospice provides a safe, supportive, and sober environment that allows women to focus on their recovery.  Women receive case management services as well as training and assistance in developing life skills, parenting skills, job readiness, and preparation for independent living.