CHCS

Agency awarded $25K to connect seniors with food benefits

Archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services will use the funds to counter the growing problem of hunger among older adults.

Archdiocese brings senior housing to suburbs

St. Joseph Place in Collingdale will provide 50 apartments for income-qualified seniors age 62 and older, while giving new life to former parish classrooms.

Leaders break ground on latest Catholic senior housing project

At a ceremony Aug. 10, Archbishop Nelson Perez and numerous civic, business and archdiocesan officials launched the St. Rita Place and Cascia Center project to provide affordable housing.

South Philly seniors eye affordable housing as St. Rita’s Place begins

Archbishop Perez and an array of civic, business and Catholic officials helped bless and break ground Aug. 10 for the $18 million project to build 46 one-bedroom senior apartments at Broad and Ellsworth streets, next to St. Rita's Shrine.

Seniors eat their veggies, fruit thanks to archdiocesan partnership

Some 250 older adults served by Catholic Housing and Community Services recently enjoyed fresh produce boxes from Giordano's Garden Groceries, which stocks Philly's best restaurants.

Agency says seniors still need help, even as COVID restrictions lift

Virus numbers are leveling, but archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services reports an "exploding" increase in requests for assistance with food, housing and mental health.

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.

Catholic ministries on front line of pandemic get help of civic charity

Three archdiocesan social service agencies will receive critically needed grants by the PHL COVID-19 Fund to help feed and care for vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Agency ‘supporting seniors at every step’ during pandemic

Staff at archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services has provided more than 1,700 meals plus visits to senior facilities and in homes, and long phone calls, to the isolated elderly.

Archdiocese balancing containment, compassion during coronavirus

Thousands depend on Catholic Social Services each day for food, housing and other vital supports. Agency workers are keeping the mission going amid scenarios "that change by the hour."