Woman with disabilities takes her place at the boardroom table
Catherine McCrorey, a longtime resident of the Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence, brings decades of work experience to her role as a client advocate.
Persons with disabilities see progress, challenges as ADA turns 30
The Americans with Disabilities Act points to "work that has been done," but the "ongoing mission of love" must continue, say archdiocesan leaders of disability ministries.
Outreach keeping babies, kids clothed amid COVID crunch
In Northeast Philly, archdiocesan Catholic Social Services has launched "Clothing Cuties" to help struggling families keep up with growing kids and shrinking incomes.
Camp offers summer fun, even in a pandemic
At St. Edmond's Home for Children, watermelon sprinklers and a homemade "drive-through" aquarium are bringing joy to medically fragile kids during a challenging time.
Amid gloom of COVID, Camp Rainbow shines
With bubble wrap fireworks and coffee-filter jellyfish, the archdiocesan summer program for intellectually disabled children is finding ways to keep kids safe while having fun.
Permanent deacon blends spreadsheets, sacraments to serve those in need
Ordained in June by Archbishop Nelson Perez, Franz Fruehwald, chief financial officer of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, weaves vocation, career and faith into one mission of hope.
Social worker guides parents through pandemic to brighter future
From talking women through labor to instilling skills for lasting change, Christine Torrisi of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services helps families face today while building a new tomorrow.
Catholic Social Services gets $150K grant from Connelly Foundation
Programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, dependent youth and hungry people in the region each received $50,000 in the grant from the local foundation.
Outreaches reopen after protest closures
Several archdiocesan agencies were forced to shut their doors due to ongoing civil unrest in the city on Monday, but critically needed food distribution has largely resumed.
Babies get a boost with donated diapers, formula
Two local organizations purchased $3,000 of infant supplies for archdiocesan Catholic Social Services' Northeast Philadelphia outreach, which is making sure families "have what they need to get through the pandemic."