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Recovery walk participants find hope in every step

Residents and leaders of two archdiocesan Catholic Social Services outreaches celebrated the path to sobriety and new life during a Sept. 22 stroll through Philadelphia.

Smiles behind face masks at drive-by parade in Delco

A joyous Sept. 16 gathering at Divine Providence Village in Springfield marked a rare in-person visit for medically fragile adults amid ongoing COVID concerns.

Face to face, heart to heart at Divine Providence Village

After months of COVID restrictions, residents and staff of the archdiocesan care facility for adults with disabilities enjoyed a drive-by visit from families, while celebrating support workers.

Tech interns earn Google certs, and skills for life

Four archdiocesan high school students spent their summer on a digital deep-dive, while gaining valuable lessons they'll use for years to come.

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.