CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES - CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA
222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299
(267)-331-2490, fax (215)587-2479
Website: cssphiladelphia.org
E-Mail: CSSPHILADELPHIA@CHS-ADPHILA.ORG

A multipurpose social service agency providing assistance to children, families and adults.

Secretary for Catholic Human Services
Joseph J. Sweeney, Jr., MBA, NHA
215-587-3908

Deputy Secretary of Catholic Social Services
James Amato, LSW
Phone: 215-587-3754

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Czekner, MBA, CMA
267-663-5357


CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES is organized along divisional lines. The services and programs funded in part by the Catholic Charities Appeal provide a social safety net for men, women and children across the Archdiocese. Clients of Catholic Social Services are from all socio-economic and religious backgrounds who seek help for a variety of personal and social issues.

Secretary
Joseph J. Sweeney, Jr., MBA, NHA
Phone: 215-587-3908

Director of Community-Based Services Division
Amy Stoner, LSW
Phone: 215-587-3590

Director of Housing & Homeless Services
James Amato, LSW
Phone: 215-854-7080

Director of Developmental Programs Division
Francis Swiacki
1797 S. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 484-475-2469 Fax: 610-543-5397

Director of St. Gabriel's System
Joseph Lavoritano, MA, Med, NCSP
Holy Family Center
227 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-665-8777 Fax: 215-665-8821

Services/Programs/PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia County Programs/Family Services Center
Director of Community-Based Prevention Services
Amy Stoner, LSW
Phone: 215-587-3590

Information & Referral:
CSS HELPLINE: 267-331-2490
Fax: 215-965-5712
Family Service Centers are the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from Catholic Social Services. Brief/emergency services and assessments are offered at all sites. Individual and family counseling is provided at most sites. Each site provides comprehensive elder care and pregnancy services. Programs are offered on site and in parishes.
Website:www.familyservices-phl.org

Casa del Carmen Family Service Center
4400 N. Reese St., Philadelphia 19140
Phone: 267-331-2500 Fax: 215-329-6722
Administrator: George Rivera
Bilingual staff (Spanish/English) offering full complement of services. Offers after-school programs for youth and pre-natal and parenting education support programs and specialized job training and placement program.
Casa del Carmen Academy provides a licensed preschool and school age after-school program for 72 children 3 to 5 years and K to 5th grade.

Northeast Family Service Center
7340 Jackson St., Philadelphia 19136
Phone: 215-624-5920 Fax: 215-624-9197
Administrator: Renee Hudson-Small, LSW
Homelessness Prevention program; outreach services provided to Philadelphia prison system, licensed before/after school programs, senior citizen center, family support programs, pre-natal and parenting education and support programs; specialized job training and placement program; counseling services, food distribution ; rent, utility and mortgage assistance, and consumer credit counseling offered on site.

Southwest Family Service Center
6214 Grays Ave., Philadelphia 19142
Phone: 215-724-8550 Fax: 215-724-8521
Assistant Administrator; Lola DeCarlo-Coles
Homelessness Prevention Program; after-school and summer programs, pre-natal and patenting education and support programs; and rent, utility and mortgage assistance offered on site.

Pregnancy Hotline - 1-800-CARE-002
Twenty-four hour/seven days per week hotline for individuals seeking assistance with a pregnancy, supportive counseling and linkage with needed resources.

Out of School Time Programs
Parish/school based programs that provide a continuum of after-school, youth development and family support activities.

Out of School Time Administrator: James Kerrigan
Phone: 215-587-3916 Fax: 215-587-2479
http://www.cssoutofschooltime.org/
21ST CCLC Education Coordinator: Kate McDowell
Phone: 215-587-3588 Fax: 215-587-2479

Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center
2646 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-426-9422
Director: Dominque James

Casa del Carmen
4400 N. Reese St., Philadelphia 19140
Phone: 215-457-4325 Fax: 215-457-4339
Director: Kelia Plaud

DePaul School
44 W. Logan St., Philadelphia 19144
Phone: 215-848-1740 Fax: 215-848-1741
Director: Kathleen Pfeffer

Holy Innocents
4251 "L" St., Philadelphia 19124
Phone: 215-288-8101 Fax: 215-288-8105
Director: Aggie Healey

St. Malachy
1419 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 267-784-4027
Director: Honor Blackburn-Grant

St. Martin de Porres
2300 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone: 215-223-0928 Fax: 215-223-4126
Director: Nancy Hecker

Mary Mother of Peace School
64th & Buist Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 215-474-1926
Director: Jackie Ritter

Northeast Family Service Center
7340 Jackson St., Philadelphia 19136
Phone: 215-624-5920 Fax: 215-624-9197
Director: Kara Wisniewski

Our Lady Help of Christians
2420 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215-291-9218 Fax: 215-291-8303
Director: Marjorie McMahon

St. Veronica
3521 N. 6th St., Philadelphia 19140
Phone: 215-228-6825 Fax: 215-228-6827
Director: Christina Cruz

St. Gabriel School
2925 Dickinson St., Philadelphia, PA 19146
Director: Vacant
Phone: 215-468-7230 fax: 215-468-2554



Senior Centers and Clubs
The offices are all located at the Holy Family Center unless otherwise noted:
227 N. 18th ST., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Archdiocesan Senior Citizen Clubs (ASCC)
Phone: 215-854-7075 Fax: 215-854-7100
Coordinator: Paula Harvey
The ASCC has a membership of over 18,000 people and over 120 self-directed Senior Citizen Clubs.

Immigration Services
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-854-7019 Fax: 215-854-7100
Administrator: Mark Shea, Esquire
Legal services are offered to individuals who have immigrated from other countries and need assistance with residency or citizenship issues. Services are targeted to those with limited financial resources.

Senior Adult Services
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-854-7087 Fax: 215-965-5712
Director: karen Becker, LSW

Senior Community Centers

St. Anne's Senior Community Center
2607 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia 19125
Phone: 215-423-2772 Fax: 215-423-2423
Manager: Karen Rouse

St. Charles Senior Community Center
1941 Christian St., Philadelphia 19146
Phone: 215-790-9531 Fax: 215-790-9765
Manager: Kathy Boles

Norris Square Senior Community Center
2121 N. Howard St., Philadelphia 19133
Phone: 215-423-7241 Fax: 215-634-7751
Manager: Bethzaida Butler Lopez

Star Harbor Senior Community Center
4700 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia 19143
Phone: 215-724-4414 Fax: 215-726-7496
Manager: Ernestine Patterson

Suburban Counties Programs/Family Services Center

Bucks County
Bucks County Family Service Centers
Levittown: 100 Levittown Pkwy., Levittown 19054
Phone: 215-945-2550 Fax: 215-945-3595
The full range of core services is available at these family service centers. Bilingual staff (Spanish/English) is available.
Administrator: Kathy Bevenour, LSW

Chester City Family Service Center
Chester: 130 E. 7th St., Chester 19013
Phone: 610-876-7101 Fax: 610-876-9183
Administrator: Alana Shafer, LCSW
The full range of core services is available through this site with counseling offered at the Springfield site. Bilingual staff (Spanish-English) is available.

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Family Service Center
Norristown: 353 E. Johnson Hwy., Norristown 19401
Phone: 610-279-7372 Fax: 610-270-0626
Administrator: Elizabeth Peteraf, MA
The full range of core services are available at this family service center. Bilingual staff (Spanish-English) is available.

Volunteer & Community Relations
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-854-7058 Fax: 215-965-5715
Administrator: Estela Reyes-Bugg
Coordinates volunteer and internship opportunities. Represents the agency at conferences and fairs, and organizes training workshops for employees of Catholic Social Services.

Housing and Homeless Services Division

Director: James Amato, LSW
Phone: 215-854-7080 Fax: 215-587-2479
Housing and Homeless Services operates residential and day service programs for persons who are homeless and have special needs. Housing and Homeless Services oversees all programs listed in this section.

The Good Shepherd Program of
St. John's Hospice
1225 Race St., Philadelphia 19107
Phone: 215-569-1101 Fax: 215-569-1622
Program Director: Steven Walenta
Provides residential services to medically fragile, homeless men.

St. John's Hospice
1221 Race St., Philadelphia 19107
Phone: 215-563-7763 Fax: 215-563-0108
Director: Kevin Barr
St. John's is an emergency residential hospice for 40 men. The Day Services Program offers noon meals, clothing and services.

St. Mary's Residence
247 S. 5th St., Philadelphia 19106
Phone: 215-922-4228 Fax: 215-922-0192
Program Director: Kathleen Nelson
Provides permanent housing for single women over the age of 60.

McAuley House
1800 Morris St., Philadelphia 19145
Phone: 215-271-5166 Fax: 215-271-1601
Program Supervisor: Marcia Cedeno
McAuley House provides transitional housing to six medically fragile homeless women.

Mercy Hospice
334 S. 13th St., Philadelphia 19107
Phone: 215-545-5153 Fax: 215-545-1872
Program Director: Yvonne Branch
Mercy Hospice provides recovery housing and comprehensive services to 31 homeless women and their children.

Visitation Homes
2638 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia 19125
Phone: 215-425-2080 Fax: 215-425-1412
Program Director: Sara Frisby-Simms
This is a residential service program for families making the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Women of Hope - Lombard
1210 Lombard St., Philadelphia 19147
Phone: 215-732-1341 Fax: 215-732-0659
Program Director: Susan Stier

Women of Hope - Vine
251 N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia 19106
Phone: 215-592-9116 Fax: 215-592-0650
Program Director: Sr. Maureen Crissy, RSM
The Women of Hope programs provide residential care to women with serious mental health illness, many of whom were formerly homeless.

Developmental Programs Division Services

1797 S. Sproul Road., Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 484-475-2469 Fax: 610-543-5397
Website: www.developmentalprogramsphilly.org
Director: Francis Swiacki
Catholice Mission Effectiveness
Rev. Dennis Weber, SC
The Developmental Programs Division operates residential and community-based programs for adults and children who are developmentally delayed.

Divine Providence Village
Main Campus
686 Old Marple Rd., Springfield 19064
Phone: 484-908-6501 Fax: 610-544-1710
Administrator: Rosemary Bellenghi, MSW
The main campus provides residential services for 96 developmentally disabled adolescent girls and women between the ages of 6 and 45. Divine Providence Village also operates an Adult Training Facility, a Work Activity Center and a community employment program for residents, as well as individuals residing in the community.

Community Programs
1797 S. Sproul Rd., Springfield 19064
Phone: 484-908-6566 FAX: 610-543-5397
Administrator: Telisha Feamster
Community Programs provide recreational, educational, social and spiritual enrichment programming for adults with developmental disabilities in community settings. By maintaining family unification, the In-Home Support Program provides assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities in their home setting. Life Sharing Through Family Living encompasses a family based service model providing long-term personal care and individual training to 50 developmentally disabled persons of all ages and functioning levels. Day Program Services provide both habilitation and vocational services for adults living within divisional residential programs as well as the community. Community-based employment and volunteer opportunities are also key components. Work Activity Centers and Adult Training Facilities are operated under the auspices of both Don Guanella and Divine Providence Village.

Community Outreach Program (COP):
Phone: 484-475-2462 Fax: 610-328-2136
Director: Catherine T. Fitzgerald, M.Ed.

Life Sharing Through Family Living:
Phone: 484-908-6583 Fax: 610-544-9658
Director: Jim Boyle

In-Home Support Program
Phone: 484-908-6593 Fax: 610-544-9658
Coordinator: Tom Giacomucci

Day Program Services
Phone: 484-908-6597 Fax: 610-544-9658
Coordinator: Wayne Zackey

Cardinal Krol Center at Don Guanella Village
1799 S. Sproul Rd., Springfield 19064
Phone: 484-475-2500 Fax: 610-543-4657
Administrator: Francis Swiacki
This center provides residential and rehabilitative services for 131 developmentally disabled young adult men between the ages of 21 and 60.

St. Edmond's Home for Children
320 S. Roberts Rd., Rosemont 19010
Phone: 610-525-8800 Fax: 215-525-2693
Administrator: Denise Clofine, MEd.
Forty children with developmental and physical disabilities receive a range of services that include physical, speech, recreational and music therapy.

Youth Services Division

Adoption Services
Phone: 267-331-2443 Fax: 215-457-5418
Website: www.adoption-phl.org
Program Supervisor: Robert Montoro, MSW
These services prepare adults who wish to adopt children, offer assistance to young pregnant women, fathers of their children and their families, and provide post-adoption support.


Foster Care
Phone: 267-331-2488 Fax: 215-457-5418
Director: Robert Montoro
Provides foster home/kinship placement for children in need of substitute family care.


St. Francis-St. Joseph Homes for Children
(Formerly known as St. Francis Vocational School; St. Francis Homes for Boys; and St. Joseph's House for Boys and St. Vincent’s Home.)
3400 Bristol Pk., Bensalem 19020
Phone: 215-638-9310 Fax: 215-638-2498
Website:www.sfsj.org
Administrator: Robert Dutton
Provides campus and community-based residential treatment and group homes to dependent/neglected and emotionally troubled boys between 10 and 21 years of age.

Group Homes:
Bouvier House, 3418 Bristol Pk.,
Bensalem 19020
Drexel House, 3406 Bristol Pk.,
Bensalem 19020
Duffy Hall, 8538 Frankford Ave.,
Philadelphia 19136
Guardian Angel, 157 N. Carpenter Ln,,
Philadelphia, PA 19144
St. Joachim, 1509 Church Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19124
St. Joseph’s Hall, 477 Locust Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19144
McCarthy House, 3430 Bristol Pk.,
Bensalem 19020
McGlade House, 3424 Bristol Pk.,
Bensalem 19020
Morrell House, 3412 Bristol Pk.,
Bensalem 19020

St. Joseph Catholic Home for Children
(Formerly located at 5238 N. Broad St.)
St. Joseph Catholic Home has merged with St. Joseph Vincent's Home, Tacony

St. Vincent's Home, Tacony
Administrative Office: 1509 Church St., Philadelphia 19124
Phone: 215-992-5402 Fax: 215-992-5189
Website: www.stvincenthome.org
Administrator: Richard Pytlewski, M.S.W.
Group homes for adolescent girls, young mothers and their babies.

St. Gabriel's System
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-665-8777 Fax: 215-665-8821
Website: http://www.st.gabes.org/
Executive Director:
Joseph Lavoritano

St. Gabriel's Hall
Box 7280, Audubon 19407
Phone: 215-247-2776, 610-666-7970 Fax: 610-666-1479
Director: Ralph F. Stinson, MSW
A residential facility for boys, 10-18 years of age, located in Montgomery County, with a capacity for 200 boys.

The Mitchell Program
Box 7280, Audubon 19407
Phone: 215-247-2776, 610-666-7970 Fax: 610-666-5769
Director: Samuel Dowling, MSW
An intensive 120-day residential treatment program for delinquent male youth, focusing on farm-based education, followed by 6 months of community-based aftercare.

Brother Rousseau Academy
25 S. Van Pelt St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-567-5500 FAX: 215-567-6922
Director: Larry Patrick, MPA
Day treatment program for 21 delinquent pre-adolescent males and females.

SGS Reintegration Services
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-854-7103 Fax: 215-965-5711/5713
Director: James Foley,MSW
Phone: 215-247-2776 ext. 368
A community-based treatment program for delinquent youth transitioning from residential care into the community.

De La Salle in Towne
25 S. Van Pelt St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-567-5500 Fax: 215-567-6922
Director: Charles Gaus, MEd
This is a day treatment program that serves 89 adolescent boys.

De La Salle Vocational
Box 344, Bensalem 19020
Phone: 215-464-0344 Fax: 215-638-3767
Director: James Logan, MSS
This is a day treatment program that serves 103 adolescent boys.

Conflict Management Program
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-665-8777 Fax: 215-665-8821
Director: Bette Kennedy, MHS

DelStar
Holy Family Center, 227 N. 18th St., Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-854-7103 Fax: 215-965-5711/5713
Director: Brandi Jo Stewart, PsyD
An18 month out-patient, adolescent sex offender treatment program for delinquent males and females.

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