"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."

Learn how Catholic Charities partners with The United Way and other local agencies, like Interfaith Human Services, to meet the financial needs of our clients.

(From The Centre Daily Times)

This is the fourth and final entry in the CDT’s series on the United Way’s 2016 campaign.

The weeks prior have focused on the areas of health and education and how the agencies involved are approaching the same goal from multiple angles, often overlapping in their quest to help a single client.

When it comes to financial services, the story remains more or less the same.

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Today, a minimum wage salary is creating an alarming shortage in the cost of living, leaving families in a devastating situation. While many don’t qualify for government assistance, they are not making enough to afford basic necessities like housing, utilities, and critical medications.

With bitter cold winter months just around the corner, they face potential homelessness or lack of heat, which can be life-threatening for sick and elderly individuals and infants and children, who are especially vulnerable to the cold.

Learn more about the impact Pennsylvania's housing crisis is making on our community and how Catholic Charities is lightening the load for low-income families.

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

Those are the words of Mother Teresa, who was canonized earlier this month.    

Will you follow in Saint Teresa’s footsteps today and do a small thing with great love? Find out how you can do this through Catholic Charities.

Last month, people across the nation came together to support victims of flooding in the Gulf Coast and wildfires in California.

This generosity in the wake of these two tragedies that uprooted their communities is an inspiration for all. As Catholics, we are called upon to help those less fortunate, and these recent events demonstrate the powerful impact we can make when we work together.

While these national events are front and center, we want to remind you of what you can do right here in our local community. Find out how Catholic Charities is making in impact in your local neighborhoods.

Each day, parents and caretakers are tasked with taking care of their children’s every need. But when children need help beyond what you can provide, how do you know? More importantly, what can you do about it?

Catholic Charities counselor Hannah Hartswick, MS, NCC, says that listening to children, both through their actions and their words, is the first place to start. Sometimes children are simply going through an adjustment period, but at other times, if your child isn’t behaving or reacting in a way you consider typical, it may be the sign of a deeper struggle.

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