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September 24, 2001


Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold an open house and blessing at its newest center, the CSS Southwest Philadelphia Family Service Center.
Reverend Monsignor Timothy Senior, Secretary for Catholic Human Services will bless the new center. Invited guests include Philadelphia City Council President Anna Verna.

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Open House
10:00 a.m. Blessing
6214 Grays Avenue (formerly Our Lady of Loreto Parish Rectory)

At Archdiocesan Family Service Centers, individuals or families in need can arrange a meeting with a professional social worker to discuss their needs, possible solutions and a plan of action. The Family Service Centers also respond to community needs at times of crisis. Counseling is currently available for those experiencing anxiety, anger or loss after the trauma of the recent terrorist attacks. Bereavement counseling is available for those dealing with the trauma and loss of loved ones as a result of the recent terrorist attacks. Other services include: Case management; pregnancy services; parenting groups; teen support services; elder care services; respite services; refugee services; special friends support group and senior clubs.

Other Archdiocese of Philadelphia Family Service Centers include:

Philadelphia County

227 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia
Casa Del Carmen Family Center, 4400 N. Reese Street, Philadelphia (Bilingual staff available)
7340 Jackson Street, Philadelphia

Bucks County
100 Levittown Parkway, Levittown
427 North Main Street, Sellersville
607 W. Street Road, Warminster

Chester County
141 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown
105 Prospect Avenue, West Grove (Bilingual staff available)

Delaware County
240 N. Bishop Avenue, Springfield
130 E. 7th Street, Chester City (Bilingual staff available)

Montgomery County
353 E. Johnson Highway, Norristown

Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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