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Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal will provide the support needed to hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations, programs, and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal will provide the necessary support to hundreds of thousands of people. These individuals are served by an array of organizations, programs, and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The beneficiaries of the Catholic Charities Appeal are grouped into five key areas: Education; Social Services; Evangelization, Parish & Spiritual Life; Clergy; and Local Mission Activities.

Education

Catholic Special Education

  • Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments
  • Our Lady of Confidence Day School
  • Saint Katherine Day School

SOCIAL SERVICES

Nutritional Development Services

Community Food Program (Over 50 sites)

Catholic Social Services

Family Service Centers

  • Bucks County Family Service Center (Levittown)
    • Mary’s Cupboard
  • Fatima Catholic Outreach Center (Bensalem)
  • Martha’s Choice Marketplace (Norristown)
  • Delaware County Family Service Center (Chester City)
  • Casa del Carmen Family Service Center (North Philadelphia)
    • Casa Academy Preschool
  • Northeast Philadelphia Service Center
  • Southwest Philadelphia Service Center

Out of School Time (OST) Programs

  • 8 sites offering 7 elementary, 1 middle and 1 high school afterschool and summer programs

Immigration Legal Services

Housing & Homeless Services

  • Mercy Hospice
  • McAuley House
  • Saint John’s Hospice
  • Good Shepherd Program
  • Visitation Homes
  • 2 Women of Hope sites– Lombard Street & Vine Street

Project Rachel (Post-abortion Counseling
and Support)

Foster Care & Adoption Services

St. Francis –St. Vincent Homes

  • 5 campus-based cottages and 2 community group homes
  • St. Katharine Drexel School

Catholic Community Services (Community Umbrella Agency - Greater Northeast Philadelphia)

Catholic Housing and Community Services

  • 5 affordable senior housing facilities, 4 senior community centers
  • Parish eldercare programs, In-home support, and senior clubs
  • St. Mary’s Residence

St. Edmond’s Home for Children

Communities of Don Guanella & Divine Providence

  • 9 campus-based cottages, 11 Community group homes
  • 12 Community Living Arrangements and 60 life sharing partners
  • 3 Day Programs, in-home services and respite care

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal will provide the support needed to hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations, programs, and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life

Penn/Drexel University Newman Center

Temple University Newman Center

West Chester University Newman Center

Newman Clusters

  • Bryn Mawr College Newman Center
  • Swarthmore College Newman Center
  • Haverford College Newman Center

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Metropolitan Tribunal

Office for Life and Family

Office for Persons with Disabilities & the Deaf Apostolate (OPD & DA)

Office for the New Evangelization

Office of Worship

Office for Consecrated Life/Vicar for Religious

Office of Cultural Ministries

  • Migrants and Refugees
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Institute for Evangelization
  • Office for Black Catholics

Clergy

Office for Clergy

Care for Retired and Sick Priests

  • Villa Saint Joseph
  • Regina Coeli Residence for Priests

Seminarian Tuition

Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood

Redemptoris Mater Seminary

Mission Activities

Foundation and Archdiocesan Activities

Mission Parishes

  • Sacred Heart – Oxford
  • St. Laurence – Upper Darby
  • Our Lady of Hope – Philadelphia
  • St. Thomas Aquinas – Philadelphia
  • St. John the Evangelist – Philadelphia
  • St. Anne – Philadelphia
  • St. Katharine Drexel – Chester
  • St. Martin de Porres – Philadelphia
  • St. Rocco – Avondale
  • St. Veronica – Philadelphia
  • St. Cyprian – Philadelphia
  • St. Barbara – Philadelphia
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola – Philadelphia
  • St. Charles Borromeo – Philadelphia
  • St. Gabriel – Philadelphia
  • Divine Mercy – Philadelphia
  • St. Barnabas – Philadelphia


In order to maintain adequate funding to the traditional ministries which received Catholic Charities funding in the past, up to $10 million will be reserved for their needs.

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