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."

Seniors feel ‘free at last’ thanks to vaccination clinic

Dozens of older adults received their first COVID jabs at a March 10 event hosted by Catholic Housing and Community Services in South Philadelphia.

Emergency fund for food pantries more needed than ever, say aid workers

With COVID at the one-year mark, the Catholic Foundation of Philadelphia has disbursed over $280,000 to archdiocesan hunger relief sites, where more families are seeking help each day.

Webinar explores ‘prophetic mission’ of St. Katharine Drexel

Catholic Social Services will host a March 4 presentation exploring the Philadelphia saint's service to Black and Native American communities, a legacy that remains a "call to charity and justice."

Frontline workers, clients welcome COVID vaccine with ‘tears of joy’

Staff and residents at Divine Providence Village began receiving the first doses of the Moderna inoculation, marking a moment of relief "10 months in the making."