Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, Catholic Human and Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton is seeing a significant increase in the number of people in need of help in our kitchens, food pantries, shelters and emergency relief assistance programs.

Catholic Human and Social Services operates five  food pantries in Carbondale, Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. It also provides hundreds of meals daily to people at our kitchens in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and operates three homeless shelters in Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

To help meet the increased need, the Diocese has established the Coronavirus Emergency Fund.  If you are interested in supporting one of our social services ministries, kindly consider making on online gift at:  https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/directory/development-appeal-office/emergency-fund/support-catholic-social-services/ .

Thank you.

Our Mission

Rooted in the Gospel, the mission of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton is to serve individuals and families in poverty and hardship, as we are called by Christ to do, and to respond compassionately to their needs. As a Catholic agency, we advocate for individual dignity and self-sufficiency and actively give of ourselves to replace despair with hope.

Vision Statement

Catholic Social Services exists to embrace the call to be servant leaders within each of the eleven counties of the Diocese of Scranton.

Core Values:

  • Service to others
  • Care of the poor and vulnerable
  • Compassion
  • Dignity and respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Charity
  • Stewardship


To read more about Catholic Social Services’ longstanding local history, please click here.


Organizational Chart

Board Members (please click to view)

Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

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