September 1, 2023

Catholic Social Services to Celebrate National Recovery Month with Fourth Annual Mercy Hospice Recovery Walk

September is National Recovery Month.

Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), is celebrating National Recovery Month by hosting the Fourth Annual Mercy Hospice Recovery Walk. This initiative supports those in recovery and prayerfully remembers loved ones who lost their lives as a result of addiction.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
3:00 p.m.
Mercy Hospice
334 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Current and former residents along with CSS staff, supporters, and residents from other CSS housing programs will be joined by Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services as part of his administrative and pastoral responsibilities.

The outdoor event will begin with prayer followed by a walk through Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood. The program will conclude with a light dinner at CSS’s Women of Hope located on Lombard Street.

CSS is committed to restoring and strengthening families and promoting the integral health and well-being of those who struggle with substance use disorders as well as their families and loved ones. Mercy Hospice, part of the Housing and Homeless Services Division of CSS, is a residential program in Philadelphia offering stability and hope to single women and mothers with children experiencing homelessness and in recovery from substance abuse.

Those interested in participating in the Mercy Hospice Recovery Walk are asked to contact Ms. Vivian Williams, Mercy Hospice Office Manager, at [email protected].

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Editor’s Note: Mercy Hospice services include life skills programs, case management services, recovery support groups, parenting education, recreational and enrichment programs, and child care in a safe and loving environment. Mercy Café located at Women of Hope on Lombard Street, is a day program for non-residents offering clients a safe, reliable place for lunch, showers, clothing, feminine hygiene and personal care products, and access to case management services. For more information, please visit

For more information on Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit

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Katie Rogers
Media and Events Specialist
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