Catholic Charities News

United Way & Catholic Charities Partner to Bring Bikes to Allegheny County Youth

In partnership with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Catholic Charities team members and awesome volunteers delivered 20 bikes to young kids whose parents we serve in Allegheny County.

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Jun 14, 2024

Record-Breaking Clay Shoot

Thanks to all who joined us for our annual summer Clay Shoot. The turnout was great, and the support we received was amazing. We owe special thanks to our event chair Robert DePalma who guided this year’s tremendous planning and fundraising. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities’ programs and services throughout southwestern Pennsylvania

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Jun 7, 2024

50 Years of Empowering Seniors in Lawrence County!

The Lawrence County Area Agency on Aging celebrated its 50th anniversary last Wednesday with a visit from the state secretary of aging.

An open house was held to mark the occasion at Challenges: Options on Aging in Neshannock Township with state Secretary of Aging Jason Kavulich in attendance. throughout the decades.

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May 16, 2024

Empty Office Building to Become Beacon of Hope for the Impoverished in Pittsburgh

Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh is launching its compassion corner initiative, which will transform a vacant 45,000 square foot building into a center for health care and mental health services, job training and meal programs, and a variety of other resources. The Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Susan Rauscher, joins to explain the genesis of this program and the need in Pittsburgh for such a facility.

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May 8, 2024

Compassion Corner: A Recap of Our Unforgettable Launch!

Yesterday, elected officials and community and business leaders gathered in downtown Pittsburgh at the public launch of the Campaign for Compassion Corner, spearheaded by Catholic Charities. It was a day of tremendous celebration and support for our vision of new hope and restoration for the most vulnerable among us.  

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May 3, 2024

Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh to open 'Compassion Corner' to serve Downtown homeless

What was once a Downtown office building will soon turn into a space that aims to change lives.

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May 2, 2024

For people seeking a career change, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh offers free telecommunications training

The Gismondi Job Training Program, funded by the Gismondi Family Foundation, is a 12-week course where adults are taught the ins and outs of telecommunication technologies — such as copper and fiber optics cabling systems, wireless systems, and grounding — to help them secure jobs in the industry.

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Apr 20, 2024

Interested in making your miles matter?

If you are a registered participant with the 2024 DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, why not lace up your shoes for a good cause and makes your miles matter? Consider fundraising for Catholic Charities. We’ve made it easy. Go to and follow the simple instructions. All dollars raised will support our mission to meet people at their point of need and create long-lasting solutions.  

Become a charity runner.

Apr 2, 2024

Careers for Life: Gismondi Graduates Praise Program's Path to Success

The Gismondi Job Training Program graduated its third cohort, equipping them with skills for in-demand careers in broadband communications. The program offers hands-on training and access to well-paying jobs in a growing field.

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Mar 21, 2024

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Seeking Volunteer Nurses

The Free Health Care Center is seeking volunteer nurses to assist our medical staff in serving the uninsured, underinsured, and underserved.

Feb 9, 2024

Baby clothes on hangers

Infant clothing hangers and racks needed

We're in need of infant clothing hangers and racks for Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program locations.

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Jan 19, 2024

Run for Catholic Charities

Registered for the 2024 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon? Make your miles MATTER! Become a Charity Runner for Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh and support families & individuals in need.

Dec 8, 2024

Catholic Charities homeless, housing case manager shares firsthand experience

Butler Eagle - Since joining Catholic Charities in Butler seven years ago, Chuck Allen said he regularly sees the difference his work makes firsthand. “I love when people come back and see me or call me later and tell me about the success story that their life has become,” he said. “A surprising number do come…

Nov 15, 2023

30 Days of Thanks

To kick-off the holiday season and celebrate this month of gratitude, Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh launched our ‘30 Days of Thanks’ Campaign to show our heartfelt appreciation for donors and supporters, like you, who make our work possible.

Nov. 1, 2023

Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program: With Your Support, We're Ready

At times, we all need help. Today, I am urgently asking you for yours. Because of your previous generosity in supporting Catholic Charities’ Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Program, I know you care deeply about ensuring vulnerable moms and their babies have all they need to make the best possible.

Oct. 30, 2023

Free dental, vision, hearing clinic reaches capacity

WPXI -  For the second day in a row, a free dental, vision and hearing clinic in Pittsburgh has reached capacity.

Organizers of the Mission of Mercy event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center sent out an update at 2:30 p.m., saying 1,520 patients received care or will receive care between Friday and Saturday. Organizers decided to close the doors to the clinic to allow dentists and clinicians to treat hundreds of patients still waiting for treatment. Last year, the clinic treated 1,465 patients.

Oct. 28, 2023

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh sets record, reaches patient capacity at free healthcare clinic

KDKA - The Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh free healthcare clinic hosted at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center reached capacity for the annual event.

Oct. 28, 2023

United Way of Washington County Distributes second-year funds to local nonprofits

Through the generosity of donors who support the United Way of Washington County’s Community Impact Fund, 20 nonprofit community partners, including Catholic Charities, are receiving $252,505 of funding for the second-year of the multi-year FY2022-2024 Community Impact Fund.

July 25, 2023

Volunteer Opportunities

Lawrence County: We are proud of all the amazing work our volunteers and interns do for the community. 

Whether it's behind-the-scenes support or working directly with clients, our team brings hope and help to families across southwestern PA. Check out our current opportunities for more details!

Mar. 21, 2023

Office Assistant

Butler and Lawrence counties: The Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services of Catholic Charities is seeking a telephone operator to ensure helpful and compassionate communications to clients. You will be responsible for answering our phone line and making reminder calls. Additional tasks include sorting donations and helping mothers with needed items such as clothes, diapers and wipes.

Mar. 21, 2023

Quiet Moments

True victory often comes through a series of quiet, unseen moments:

  • deciding to do the right thing when no one seems to care
  • taking the next step through the desert path despite fatigue or fear
  • choosing another person’s needs over our own

Feb. 22, 2023

Andrea's Story

The easy road can be so tempting.

We’ve been working with Andrea on her life goals and skills. She first came to us perpetually without resources and always in crisis. She decided one of most powerful things she could do for her and her baby would be to find steady employment. Working on her interview skills, however, was tedious, and she wasn’t shy in telling us.

Feb. 22, 2023

Matching Gifts this Lent

During this Lenten season, every gift to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh will be matched up to $100,000!

Every dollar contributed to the campaign, up to $100,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to our generous supporters.

Feb. 22, 2023

Over 90,000 diapers donated in 2022

On behalf of the two-and-under crowd and their parents enrolled in our Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Program, thank you!! Our supporters donated more than 91,000 diapers in 2022, which we distributed to families in our six counties of service.

Feb. 7, 2023

Hero opportunities in 2023

Five easy ways for you to be a hero. Want to be a hero this year? Read our top 5 ways you can be a hero in 2023. Or come up with your own way to be our hero.

Dec. 29, 2022

Added pressure for families during the Christmas season

KDKA Pittsburgh Works - Catholic Charities Executive Director Susan Rauscher and Program Director for Allegheny County Outreach Eden Safar joined Rob Pratte on KDKA Radio to talk about added pressure for families during the Christmas season and how any donations can help.

Nov. 29, 2022

Your gift will be matched!

As the year closes, we need your help. We all need the hope of Christmas – the promise of answers for the weary and broken. Our small team at Catholic Charities works to find those answers – every day of the year. We meet immediate need and partner for long-term stability for neighbors in distress.

Right now, the need is critically urgent.

Giving Tuesday

What does your #GivingTuesday donation do? Meet Allyson

Allyson met her husband about ten years ago. She thought he would give her what she had always wanted – a secure future. After dating briefly, they married. Her family didn’t hear from her again until this past summer.

Nov. 17, 2022