Catholic Charities

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See the Save the Date for our 2020 Gala under the word Resources.

Catholic Charities to provide free counseling for victims of a devastating row house fire in Allentown.  To find out more including how to get counseling please click here.

Catholic Charities is a private nonprofit social service agency operating under the auspices of the Diocese of Allentown. We offer services to meet the needs of people in our community who need support, care and compassion.

  • Infants and children in need of a home
  • Families in need of counseling and support
  • Pregnant women in search of assistance
  • Immigrants seeking a new home
  • Elders in need of care and special services
  • Those in need who face homelessness, hunger and unemployment
  • Parishes that are ready to put faith into action

Upcoming Events at 179 Chew Street, Allentown:

ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL PRESENTS: Join us the second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. A physician from St. Luke's will discuss a new health topic each month.

AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP AND ART CLUB – Every Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday;  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. To Register Call: 610-704-3585

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION -  Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Reservations required, please RSVP to Mishawn Roberts 610-704-3585

MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, December 20 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Showing: Polar Express

MOM’S CLUB – Every other Saturday 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • December 7 - Goal Setting
  • December 21 - Vision Board

COFFEE, DONUTS and CONVERSATION - Thursday December 19 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

COMMITTEE OF KINDNESS -  Friday,  December 27 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OUR SERVICES ARE FOR ALL

Any person residing within Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton or Schuylkill County regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, color, political affiliation, creed, disability and Limited English Proficiency. 

SERVICE LOCATIONS

Allentown
900 S. Woodward St. 
610-435-1541

The Chew St. Community Center
179 Chew Street
Allentown
Look under the word Resources on this page for a PDF calendar of events.
 

Reading
234 Grace St.
610-376-7144

Pottsville
13 Westwood Center
570-628-0466

OUR HISTORY

Prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Allentown in 1961, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia conducted social services for our five counties from the Philadelphia Catholic Children's Bureau (now Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia). When the Diocese of Allentown was established in 1961, the Catholic Social Agency was incorporated.

A Board of Directors was established in 1988 with Monsignor Joseph E. Kurtz (now Archbishop of Louisville) as the first president. In 2005, the Catholic Social Agency became Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and the Council for Accreditation for Children and Family Services, accredited the agency.

2017 Catholic Charities Annual Report