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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, [...]

Catholic Housing and Community Services To Host Application Day For St. John Neumann Place II

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host two application days for Saint John Neumann Place II (SJNPII), its newest senior housing community slated to open September 2017. Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saint John Neumann [...]

Catholic Housing and Community Services Receives Grant To Help Seniors Citizens Apply For SNAP Benefits

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) has received a $35,000 grant through a partnership with Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) to help eligible senior citizens enroll in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, made possible by the Walmart Foundation, will support outreach and enrollment assistance by CHCS. CHCS is offering application assistance [...]

Senior Citizens At Souderton Adult Day Care Designed Cards For Soldiers Overseas

This week, retired military service members and senior citizens at the Souderton Adult Day Care Center, a Catholic Housing and Community Services program for older adults in Montgomery County, teamed up with Merck Pharmaceuticals, to make Saint Patrick’s Day cards and pins for current service men and women actively deployed in Afghanistan. Souderton Adult Day [...]

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