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

Dec 13, 2021

Grateful for Your Generosity

A generous community of supporters helps to advance the Catholic Charities mission and makes a difference all year long for neighbors in need. Volunteers, staff, and, of course, clients who seek help, are grateful for this commitment. For a Printable Prayer of Thanks, please click "Read More".

Dec 13, 2021

A Christmas Gift that Changes Lives

As a generous contributor, you know that Christmas giving is critical to making sure our staff can provide emergency assistance during the next few months. For more information about how to help, click "Read More".

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?

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