An archdiocesan charitable ministry is joining in on a national campaign to bring awareness to the critical and life-sustaining work of the Catholic Charities Network.

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has joined with Catholic Charities networks around the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities.

“Catholic Social Services is excited to partner with agencies across the Catholic Charities network to highlight the profound work happening across the country,” Heather Huot, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, said.

Since 1797, the agency has has brought comfort, hope, and relief to our neighbors, regardless of their faith, throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

“Last year over 1,400 CSS staff members worked tirelessly to support over 600,000 of our sisters and brothers in need across the Philadelphia region. Our social service programs provide help and create hope that fosters dignity, independence, and opportunity for those in need,” Huot added.

CSS ministries administer a broad range of community-based programs and services. Modes of support include assisting those experiencing poverty and homelessness, new and expecting mothers, men and women in recovery, those facing hunger and food insecurity, refugees, evacuees, and asylum seekers, dependent or delinquent youth, older adults, the intellectually disabled and others who are vulnerable, marginalized, and at-risk.

There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread out across the United States and its five territories.

Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, organized and launched the We Are There campaign.