June 29, 2020

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives $15,000 Grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to Assist With Continued Relief Efforts amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant allocation in the amount of $15,000 from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund to assist with continued relief efforts amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The awarded funds, which were facilitated through Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), will benefit Family Service Centers operated by CSS in vital service areas including food assistance and emergency housing focusing on the needs of families who have experienced severe hardship as a result of the pandemic.

“Thanks to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and to Catholic Charities USA for providing us funds that will enhance our ability to help vulnerable populations in the wake of the pandemic,” said Ms. Camille Crane, Administrator at Casa Del Carmen Family Service Center, one of six such centers are located throughout the five-county metropolitan area.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Family Service Centers, part of the Community-Based Services Division of CSS, have provided critical support and emergency assistance including food, diapers, and social services to those in need. Family Service Centers serve as the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from CSS.

CSS’ Family Service Center locations include Casa del Carmen (North Philadelphia); Northeast Philadelphia; Southwest Philadelphia; Bucks County (Levittown); Montgomery County (Norristown); and Delaware County (Chester City).

About the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s mission is to leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur. CDP manages domestic and international Disaster Funds on behalf of corporations, foundations and individuals through targeted, holistic and localized grantmaking. For more information, visit: http://disasterphilanthropy.org, call (202) 464-2018 or tweet us @funds4disaster.

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Editor’s Note: Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit  http://cssphiladelphia.org/.

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), a member of Caritas Internationalis, is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 12 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For more information, please visit https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/


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