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 [...]

Nativity B.V.M. Place And Its Senior Residents Celebrate One Year Anniversary

This month, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) hosted a first anniversary luncheon for Nativity B.V.M. Place and the residents who make it their home. Residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon with trivia, games, music and of course a delicious hot lunch. Prizes donated by Stocks Bakery, Mercer Café and [...]

The Spirit of Christmas

During the Christmas season, mailboxes fill with Christmas greetings from near and far. For Rita, who is 91 and lives alone in her tidy rowhome in south Philadelphia, giving Christmas cards was just as important as receiving them. Rita is served by both the In Home support Program and the Saint Monica Eldercare Program.  The [...]

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Across the Archdiocese, seniors in our parishes are caring for their adult children with special needs.  As a parent's health begins to decline, this becomes increasingly challenging.  A mother in one of our parishes reached out to Catholic Housing and Community Services for help in 2012.  Her adult son lives with autism and she has [...]