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About Catholic Housing and Community Services

Mission & Purpose

The Mission of Catholic Housing and Community Services is rooted in the Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The purpose of the Catholic Housing and Community Services Division is to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of seniors through the provision of quality services and programs; to create healthy communities through the fostering of low income housing, affordable housing, and enhanced senior living opportunities throughout our region; and to engage in any other charitable activity that the members of the corporation decide is consistent with healthcare or social service programs of Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


History of Catholic Housing and Community Services

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides support and services to older adults within the Archdiocese. These services include senior centers, senior clubs, in-home support, parish-based support programs, partnerships with health systems, and senior housing communities. Our services aim to help seniors to remain in their communities and homes as long as possible. Last year, we served 10,000 seniors throughout the Philadelphia region.