Homelessness ministry ‘the very visible face of God,’ says archbishop

During a recent visit, Archbishop Nelson Pérez thanked staff and volunteers at St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia for bringing "incredible" help and hope to those struggling to find permanent housing.

Vaccine clinics designed for deaf, hard of hearing communities

The Philadelphia Archdiocese will co-sponsor events on May 1 and May 4 offering first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna jabs, with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and select shuttle assistance.

Former altar boy procures thousands of face masks for archdiocese

As a child, RJ Lualhati assisted the future Archbishop Nelson Pérez at Mass. Now, he and his company are helping to protect thousands of Catholic Social Services staff and clients from COVID.

Donation drive lets women and girls ‘Take Back the Month’

Archdiocesan Catholic Social Services has launched a new campaign to collect feminine hygiene products for low-income households, preserving both health and human dignity.

Archdiocesan program shows troubled teens ‘A Better Way’

Conflict management therapy provided by Catholic Social Services gives adjudicated youth the skills they need to break free from the cycle of violence -- and chart a new course for their lives.

Archdiocesan employee honored for living out Franciscan spirituality

Neumann University recently bestowed its "Spirit of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi" award on Catholic Social Services staffer Kevin Barr, who says "God flows through life's cracks."

Nurse named a ‘frontline hero’ by Phillies

Angela Babcock, director of nursing at the archdiocesan Divine Providence Village, will take to the field on opening day for her grand slam against the curve ball of COVID.

Social workers ‘fierce, savvy’ advocates of human dignity

As National Social Worker Month wraps up, archdiocesan professionals reflect on what it takes to do one of the toughest -- and most important -- jobs.

Adults with autism, caregivers receive vaccines at archdiocesan clinic

One thousand first doses of Moderna shots were administered at March 27 outreach organized by Catholic Social Services and the Eagles Autism Foundation, bringing "relief and peace of mind" to an underserved community.

Religious sister helps troubled teens see ‘they are God’s children’

For some 30 years, Sister of St. Joseph Jean Santarone has counseled youth at a Catholic Social Services residence, opening their minds and hearts to "dreams that can come true."