Catholic Housing and Community Services Receives $35,000 Grant From Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Housing and Community Services has received a $35,000 grant from Catholic Charities USA.  The funds are available through the Walmart Foundation, as part of a nationwide effort to address hunger. The grant money is used to assist seniors in applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (formerly referred to as food stamps).  Thanks to [...]

Catholic Housing and Community Services’ Receives $2 Million In Funding From The City Of Philadelphia For St. Rita Place

The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development recently selected Catholic Housing and Community Services and the Office for Community Development to receive $2 million in funding for the development of Saint Rita Place, an affordable housing community for independent seniors. 

Nativity B.V.M. Place Hosts Birthday Celebration and Thank Honey’s Angels’ Founder for Support

For the second consecutive year, Nativity B.V.M Place has partnered with Honey’s Angels to sponsor monthly resident birthday celebrations. To thank Honey’s Angels for their generous support, Nativity B.V.M. Place honored Cathy McVey Palmer, the organization’s founder, at this last month’s resident birthday celebration. For more than 11 years, Honey’s Angels has provided food and [...]

Seniors From Saint Francis Villa Celebrate Community Garden

Saint Francis Villa, a Catholic Health Care Service’ (CHCS) senior housing community located in East Kensington, recently received a “garden grant” from the Community Foods Program operated by Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS). To celebrate the garden’s creation, CHCS hosted a planting day on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Senior residents, along [...]

Celebrating Ten Extraordinary Years Of Service

Catholic Housing and Community Services extends sincere gratitude to Ms. Margie Marincola, a Care Partner from the Saint Monica Elder Care Program (SMEP), for ten years of extraordinary service. On June 18, 2007, Ms. Marincola began faithfully serving elderly parishioners from Saint Monica Parish in South Philadelphia. Each week, she assists her clients with chores, [...]