About Catholic Human Services

Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is responsible for providing a vast array of health care, social service programs, community development efforts and nutritional development services to the people five-county Philadelphia region. This Secretariat consists of four separate operating components including the following divisions.

“We are all really responsible for all.”
- Pope John Paul II

Catholic Health Care Services offers various senior living options and services throughout the Philadelphia area.

Catholic Social Services is the number one provider of social services in the Philadelphia region. Through Catholic Social Services, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides for those most in need through soup kitchens and homeless shelters, schools for disabled children, programs for the developmentally delayed and programs for families in crisis. CSS helps over 250,000 people every year.

Nutritional Development Services sponsors federally funded food programs for schools, day care centers, and community-based programs throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.   Through its Community Food Program, NDS connects parishes and schools who conduct food drives with food cupboards and pantries that serve the hungry in the community.

The Office for Community Development is a catalyst for neighborhood transformation. Targeting blighted and devastated communities, OCD works with other faith-based programs and governmental organizations to rebuild neighborhoods.