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United Way of Washington County supports Catholic Charities and other community nonprofit partners!
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!
The Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services of Catholic Charities is seeking a telephone operator to ensure helpful and compassionate communications to clients.
During this Lenten season, every gift to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh will be matched up to $100,000!
True victory often comes through a series of quiet, unseen moments.
The easy road can be so tempting.
Our supporters donated more than 91,000 diapers in 2022, which we distributed to families in our six counties of service.
The top 5 ways you can be a hero in 2023.
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.
Please donate at Your gift will be matched by an anonymous donor and the generosity of the Gismondi Foundation.
We’re thrilled to share that Catholic Charities has been named a 2022 Best Place to Work by The Pittsburgh Business Times.
As we head into winter, many of our youngest neighbors are without adequate winter wear. We have urgent need for children’s winter clothes and coats, sized newborn to 4T/5T.
Catholic Charities Executive Director Susan Rauscher and Board President Christopher Scoletti joined Rob Pratte Tuesday night on KDKA's Pittsburgh Works to discuss the agency's plan to meet need, strengthen lives, and build stability.
Susan Rauscher, executive director of Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, offers compassion, healing and hope through her work.
We provide free and confidential services, including counseling, child development and parenting education, free pregnancy tests and essential tangible goods, such as diapers and baby clothes.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. We use this month to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide.
How and why the 5 steps can help.
Saturday, August 6, marks the final Jessie Games event for the summer, hosted by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh. The games will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3001 Cool Springs Drive in Pittsburgh.
Washington County’s official community-wide Day of Giving is Thursday, September 15th. Donations made between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the Day of Giving will be increased by a part of a $100,000 bonus pool.
Dental volunteers and representatives from Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center are preparing to provide free aftercare for patients attending the ninth annual Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOM) event August 5 and 6 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
On Tuesday, August 9, The Pittsburgh Foundation will launch its day-long fundraiser to support organizations in Allegheny County that meet the critical needs of our neighbors and communities.
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We believe all human life bears the precious image of God and gladly serve Him by meeting His children’s needs and honoring their potential.
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh has recently expanded our program offerings to serve refugees and displaced persons of war. These individuals and families are in need of basic items included on this list. Please show your support and help welcome our new community members to our city by purchases items off this wish list.
Earlier this year, Mary Anne created her 500th blanket! We celebrated this month by surprising her with an award of recognition.
We’re excited to offer a new way to support your neighbors in southwestern Pennsylvania – real estate donations.
This year’s Hope from Home campaign has been our most successful. Not only did our supporters help us meet our goal, they surpassed it by $2,351!
Catholic Charities Executive Director Susan Rauscher and Board President Christopher Scoletti joined Rob Pratt Monday night on KDKA's Pittsburgh Works.
Hope from Home Executive Leadership Team member, Joe Rockey, joined Rob Pratte on KDKA Monday night.
Now through Fathers Day, we’re working to collect 20,000 diapers to share with parents enrolled in our pregnancy and parenting programs.
Members of St. James Parish recently held a baby item collection drive for Catholic Charities. The St. James Parish Pro-Life Group coordinated the drive.
Hope from Home co-chair, Dan Onorato, and Catholic Charities Board President, Christopher Scoletti, joined KDKA to deliver the details on the month-long fundraising event.
The Richard King Mellon Foundation will award $499,000 to four Pittsburgh social-service agencies to serve up to 274 Ukrainian refugees.
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh will receive $100,000 to provide mental health services, case management and similar services to 50 to 75 refugees.
We want every person in southwestern Pennsylvania to know they are in a place of compassion where healing is possible, and hope isn’t a pipedream. Catholic Charities offers Emotional Support Opportunities, Goals-based Assistance, and Child-centered Activities.
Thank you to those who ensured we could welcome each guest with warm meals, provisions to stay safe and an open invitation to come in permanently from the cold when they’re ready.
Through April 18, all gifts will be matched up to $100,000.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other emotional concerns, please call 412-456-6999.
New frames installed by Energy Swing Windows
Ambassadors for CCPGH
Planned giving ensures help for future generations in their time of need.
We love the mountaintop experiences we share with Catholic Charities supporters – the thousands of diapers collected from diaper drives, the joy of delivering Christmas gifts to children and the deep satisfaction of developing strong mentoring relationships.
Pre-pandemic compared to 2021
This season, we invite you join us in prayer, worshiping our Father for who He is and lifting our neighbors throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
In just a few more months, we’ll launch our most important fundraiser of the year: Hope from Home 2022.
Beginning next month, we’re offering a 40-day, Lenten prayer calendar.
For personal convenience, we also have two Amazon wish lists that support our basic needs assistance and pregnancy and parenting programs.
People from all backgrounds and stories come to our doors in Downtown Pittsburgh, but they all share two things: A desperate need for safe daytime shelter and a reminder of their worth. Meanwhile, Catholic Charities has a desperate need for volunteers to help us deliver both.
Catholic Charities' winter survival bags are made up of durable backpacks containing bags of underwear and socks, long underwear, a warm hat, gloves, a blanket, a hand warmer, toothbrush and toothpaste and hygiene lotion.
Catholic Charities say the extreme cold can be deadly for some
Catholic Charities is in desperate need of volunteers to keep our Winter Warming Station operational. The Winter Warming Station provides safe and warm indoor refuge for those who are homeless in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Outgoing President Steve Blanco and incoming President Christopher Scoletti with Rob Pratte on KDKA Radio
First Week of Advent
Executive Director Susan Rauscher with Larry RIchert and Kevin Battle
On October 22 and 23, Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh provided free dental care to over 950 patients.
Are you interested in joining us as a prayer partner? Please let us know by emailing
Catholic Charities' medical team has recently purchased and installed a new retinal camera with the help of Ed Kramer of Beitler McKee Instruments. This equipment expands our services to provide high-quality ocular care to our patients.
Everyone has something they can share. We’re looking for volunteers. No experience is required.
St. Joseph is getting a breath of fresh air. We are preparing to upgrade our facility windows – all 322 of them!
Many of our residents join our community without the most basic personal supplies or clothing. We urgently need the following new items. Please drop off your donations at St. Joseph House of Hospitality during normal business hours.
Please take a moment to send a birthday card (or two or three!) that we can share with each resident.
In order to meet with increasing demand, we need strong community support. Catholic Charities is searching for churches, schools, businesses, or other charitable organizations to host a Diaper Drive for our neighbors in need.
Catholic Charities is preparing to open our daytime winter warming station, and we’re looking for help to create an inviting and safe environment.
An urgent call for help. Catholic Charities is collecting baby and hygiene supplies to meet massive need for Afghan refugees, victims of Hurricane Ida, those affected by the earthquake in Haiti and, our own neighbors here at home.
Catholic Charities helped the woman in her pregnancy and parenting but asked for help in getting her parents who worked in the Dutch Embassy out of Afghanistan.
Event is in response to increased numbers of mental health challenges.
Proceeds to benefit those in need in southwestern Pennsylvania Campaign will also honor those in the region making a difference
Tom and Becky McGough named as event chairs Agency’s largest fundraiser to highlight growing need in region
Four area bands will hit the virtual stage during the annual bluegrass festival to benefit St. Joseph House of Hospitality, a homeless outreach program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
My children and I moved from Tennessee to Pennsylvania when their estranged father was suddenly released from jail. Fleeing in panic, we took a few days to throw everything we owned into storage and then hit the road.
Kathleen Zamperini, our Director of Counseling, led a national audience of fellow therapists to a greater understanding of the connections between food and mental health, expertise she often shares with Catholic Charities’ clients in her role as counselor.