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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."

Lower Bucks families rally to restock food pantry

A two-day collection organized by a Penndel parishioner netted 8,000 pounds of food for Mary's Cupboard, an archdiocesan pantry that has seen a 100% increase in demand due to the pandemic.

Wawa delivers weekly lunches to St. John’s Hospice

The convenience store chain is providing close to 5,000 meals to clients at an archdiocesan outreach to men experiencing homelessness, for whom the coronavirus has meant even greater hunger and poverty.

Families in hard times get diapers, food in church-city effort

As the coronavirus especially impacts families with babies, Nutritional Development Services and Catholic Social Services teamed with the city April 21 to begin offering much-needed goods twice a week at several locations.

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.

Ministry receives surprise $30K, but still faces challenges during pandemic

St. John's Hospice, which serves men experiencing homelessness, received major help from the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. But the need for support is rising.

Demand at St. John’s Hospice triples; $30,000 needed for April

The archdiocesan ministry that serves homeless men is seeing a steep uptick in clients seeking food because of the coronavirus. Your emergency donation can help sustain the outreach.