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May 2, 2002


Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold an open house and blessing at its newest center, the South Philadelphia Family Service Center. The center is located at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in South Philadelphia and it also houses the Saint Charles Senior Community Center, formerly Saint Rita's Senior Center. Reverend Monsignor Timothy Senior, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, will bless the new center and will be joined by Reverend George Majores, Pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish. Special guests include The Honorable Anna Verna, President of Philadelphia City Council and Mr. Rodney Williams, President of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Tuesday, May 7, 2002
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Open House
10:30 a.m. Blessing
Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
1941 Christian Street

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. 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

6214 Grays Avenue, Southwest Philadelphia
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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