As the distressing situation in Afghanistan unfolds, many supporters are eager to join us in providing relief to incoming refugees.

We are exploring ways we can provide practical support in southwestern Pennsylvania and are accepting monetary donations. Any funding shared with us that cannot be used locally will be forwarded to Catholic Charities USA, which is organizing a national approach. Opportunities to partner with us locally will be posted here as they become available.


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 2019-2020

352+K
The number of acts of service Catholic Charities provides to Southwestern PA
38,325
Meals served annually to our residents at St. Joseph House of Hospitality
5,548
The number of times we met the needs of more than 740 Pregnancy and Parenting clients
175+
Individuals, couples and families receiving emotional and mental health counseling
11.8+K
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

Hope Totes for Disaster Relief
An urgent call for help. Catholic Charities is collecting baby and hygiene supplies to meet…
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'I am very thankful': Pittsburgh woman’s family now safely out of Afghanistan thanks to help from social worker at Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities helped the woman in her pregnancy and parenting but asked for help in getting her…
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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! 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