A prayer for compassion and mercy.

Lord, at times such as this – when the earth quakes, the wind howls, the rain floods, the fires burn, and evil threatens, we plead for Your mercy …

Pray with us.



Impact 2020-2021

424,781
The number of acts of service Catholic Charities provides to Southwestern PA
53,558
Meals served to visitors at our daytime shelter in downtown Pittsburgh
4,776
The number of clients we assisted with 5,376 basic needs requests
1,296
Clients aided with pregnancy and parenting assistance across 4,654 acts of service
500
Individuals, couples and families receiving counsel through 3,922 acts of service

Our Mission

Inspired by Jesus’ teachings and focused on lasting solutions, we serve our communities’ critical needs with compassion, healing and hope.

About Us

As the primary social service arm of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic Charities serves all regardless of religious affiliation in a manner consistent with the values and teachings of the Catholic Church.

"Hope is our business. If you need help, no matter who you are or where you’ve been, we’re ready to walk alongside you. If you want to help, join us with your time, talent or treasure to reimagine what a strong future means for all of us."
Susan Rauscher
Executive Director
“I used to be scared about what I’d be able to handle but then I found Catholic Charities. Everyone there treats me with respect and dignity. It makes me feel good about myself.”
Dental patient at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center
“I didn’t have a good outlook for keeping my job and knew I wouldn’t be able to keep my apartment. Catholic Charities gave me support in my goals in the important things I need to progress.”
Catholic Charities Program Client
I can not express to you how grateful I am for the help during this time of hardship for me! Thank you for making such a huge difference in my life and for being there for others like me who are in need.
211 Assistance Referral