Catholic Charities
"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."


Catholic Charities has four offices across the Diocese. We are located in Altoona, Johnstown, Bellefonte, and McConnellsburg. Click below for detailed contact information for all four of our locations. 

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Our services are provided by a skilled, experienced staff, many of whom have master's degrees in counseling and social work and are licensed and certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other professional organizations. 

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Seeking Support

We have received reports from several local parishioners stating that they received a telephone call soliciting for contributions to Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities does not solicit for individual contributions by telemarketing. Currently, Catholic Charities solicits support by mail, email, our website,, and our annual second collection in November.
If you receive a call seeking contributions for Catholic Charities, please feel free to contact our office at 944-9388.


Recent News

Sep 26, 2021

The Meaning of Charity is Love

Did you know that the word ‘charity’ originally meant ‘Christian love of your fellow human beings? In the late 18th century, charity began to be used for organizations that help others. Which makes a lot of sense! After all, is there a greater expression of love than helping another person?

Sep 23, 2021

Recent Study on Poverty in U.S. Cites Local Cities

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 24/7 Wall St. identified the city in every state hit hardest by extreme poverty. The study ranked metro areas in each state by the share of the population living below the poverty line in neighborhoods with poverty rates of 40% or higher.

Sep 23, 2021

Why Seniors Are Relying on You

Did you know that across Pennsylvania, 33% of seniors earn above the poverty level, but not enough to make ends meet, showing that programs like social security do not assure financial stability. These seniors—many who worked all their lives—are struggling to budget for basic necessities alone.

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