Impact 2019-2020

The number of acts of service Catholic Charities provides to Southwestern PA
Meals served annually to our residents at St. Joseph House of Hospitality
The number of times we met the needs of more than 740 Pregnancy and Parenting clients
Individuals, couples and families receiving emotional and mental health counseling
Volunteer hours donated through our Volunteer Engagement program—a value of nearly $300,000

Our Mission

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

In The News

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A Story of Hope
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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! The bills have been such a heavy weight on my shoulders and you have helped make it a little easier to bear. I wish you and all of the wonderful people there a very happy and healthy holiday season!! 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