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Social Services

 

There are 7 catholic social services family service centers throughout the archdiocese of Philadelphia that provide core services, including food and baby items, pregnancy and parenting classes, family strengthening programs, referral/enrollment for public benefits and emergency rent and utility assistance.

Bucks County Family Service Center
Giving Hope to Mothers

“The Bucks County Family Service Center is an incredible place. They have helped me so much with my two children, Aaliyah, and Aiden. They have provided me with childcare, diapers, formula, and clothes. Right now, I also attend the parenting classes, through Zoom. It is hard being a mom. We must be “mom” 100% of the time, 24 hours a day and there are never any breaks. That is why it is important to have help. I know that whenever I need assistance, they are there for me. They have helped me and my children so much, and I am so grateful. It is so important to support the Catholic Charities Appeal because you never know when someone is facing hard times and it is so essential to know that people care. They give me hope.”

– Elizabeth Lopez

There are 7 catholic social services family service centers throughout the archdiocese of Philadelphia that provide core services, including food and baby items, pregnancy and parenting classes, family strengthening programs, referral/enrollment for public benefits and emergency rent and utility assistance.

Over 3,700 women in recovery have shelter and receive meals and toiletries through programs like mercy hospice.

Mercy Hospice
Giving Hope to those in Recovery

“I no longer had a zest for life. After being laid off from my job as a schoolteacher, my addiction spiraled out of control. I had exhausted every resource and I had no one to turn to, nowhere to go. I had never been homeless before and I never fully realized how bad my addiction had become. It had consumed my life. My issues had put me down to the lowest level of existence and I knew I needed help. When I arrived at Mercy Hospice, I was welcomed. Mercy is a place to start over, it’s a clean slate. I lived at Mercy for 6 months and they transformed my life. Mercy Hospice has helped me so much in my life that I am now working there as a Certified Peer Specialist. Some women who walk in the front door have absolutely nothing. At Mercy we offer emotional support, help with financial issues, and offer transportation to get to various programs. Clients receive three meals a day, a clean bed to sleep in, help with their children, help finding permanent housing and so much more. It is a safe haven for these women, and their children. Mercy allows families to stay together and for women with children that is so important. While at Mercy women are not sitting around waiting for something to happen, they are making changes within themselves each day. Through the Catholic Charities Appeal we can continue and expand our services to help these women in need. Everyone deserves a second chance, and the Catholic Charities Appeal makes that possible.”

– Marcey

Over 3,700 women in recovery have shelter and receive meals and toiletries through programs like mercy hospice.

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