Nov 20, 2019

Cambria County’s Only Emergency Shelter Offers Safe, Secure Housing as Winter Arrives

There’s no good time of the year to be homeless. Everyone deserves to live with dignity in safe, secure housing, year-round. But as colder months arrive, the availability of emergency shelter is especially important.

Nov 20, 2019

Generous Supporters Partner to Bring Thanksgiving Joy to Blair County Families

Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, Catholic Charities is delighted to help provide Thanksgiving celebrations to Blair County families.

Nov 20, 2019

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday

You’re already getting fliers and emails for Black Friday and Cyber Monday—remember to save the date for another special day. Catholic Charities is part of Giving Tuesday 2019—a chance to live your faith by giving back to neighbors in need.

Oct 23, 2019

Lack of Affordable Housing Reaches Crisis Level in Our Region

When rent equals or exceeds 30% of an individual’s income, they face an increased risk of homelessness, and struggle to afford other basic necessities. This is the grim reality facing residents in all 8 counties in our area, and it disproportionately affects seniors, families and individuals with disabilities.

Oct 23, 2019

When Other Doors are Closed, Catholic Charities Gives Help and Hope

Like most non-profits, Catholic Charities writes to you every year, usually more than once, asking for donations. There are many worthwhile causes and organizations seeking your help—Catholic Charities is one of many.

Oct 23, 2019

Give for the Holidays, Even While You Shop

You can give to Catholic Charities directly year-round, and in one of these two ways, which are especially popular during the Christmas season. Learn about Giving Tuesday and Amazon Smile.

Sep 26, 2019

Update on Wine Tasting Benefit

Catholic Charities extends its thanks and apologies to everyone who registered for our most recent Wine Tasting Event in Johnstown, which was ultimately postponed. Here’s a quick update on this event and others throughout the 8-county region.

Sep 26, 2019

The Most Pressing Issues in our Region

When you give to Catholic Charities, your donations directly support an individual or family in the county where you live. The average request for assistance is just $232, but this support changes lives. Find out what issues our eight-county area is facing.

Sep 26, 2019

How a Thousand Moments Changed the World: A Thank You Letter from Jean Johnstone

You’ve heard the analogy that helping another person has the same impact as dropping a pebble into a pond—a ripple effect where the results of one act continue to spread. This is how you, Catholic Charities— and thousand moments—changed the world. Please read on.

Aug 14, 2019

What it means to be Catholic

Some of us were born into the faith, while others among us chose to become part of it. But there is a common thread, a belief we share, as brothers and sisters in the Catholic faith.

Aug 14, 2019

Extreme heat impacts seniors, the poor

As waves of extreme hot temperatures become more common during the summer months, some neighbors are more vulnerable to the effects—seniors and the poor. Find out how you can help.

Aug 14, 2019

Popular Wine Tasting Benefit Coming to Johnstown

Friends of Catholic Charities in Blair and Centre counties have already enjoyed this unique fundraising event—now it’s coming to Johnstown. Get the details and register today!

Jul 9, 2019

Nearly Half a Million Pennsylvania Children Live in Poverty

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Pennsylvania as the 17th state overall in regard to child wellbeing. This ranking comes from the 2019 Kids Count Data Book which compares state trends in child wellbeing.

Jul 9, 2019

Why Your Neighbors are Still Struggling if the Economy is Thriving

While the U.S. economy is expanding and overall employment numbers in Pennsylvania are strong, not all households are escaping the tight grip of poverty. Why?

Jul 9, 2019

New Centre County Location Improves Accessibility

Catholic Charities has left the building! During the last week of June, Catholic Charities moved from its original Centre County office location in downtown Bellefonte to new space on the Benner Pike.

Jun 17, 2019

Annual Recognition Dinner Honors Awardees

Catholic Charities Annual Recognition Dinner was held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at The Casino at Lakemont. It was a wonderful affair where friends, family and members of the community came together to recognize this year's award winners.

Jun 17, 2019

Hidden costs of summer months hit working parents hard

With summer finally here, some of us are getting ready for vacations, days at the pool, and barbecuing with friends. For struggling families, summer could mean deeper financial setbacks and a lot more stress.

Jun 17, 2019

Changing the life of a homeless teen: young man without support system now has stable job, safe housing

Imagine being just 18 and alone in a new city, without a home, a family or any kind of support system. This is where one teen found himself when he turned to the Martha and Mary House Emergency Homeless Shelter for help.

May 30, 2019


Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Recognition Dinner and the presentation of the Msgr. William M. Griffin Humanitarian Award.

May 29, 2019


In a report published in December by 24-7 Wall Street, the median household income in the city of Johnstown is just over $24,000.

May 28, 2019


PBS's long-running children's show Sesame Street announced in December that they were introducing a storyline featuring Lily, a muppet whose family has lost their home.