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Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia provides overview of COVID-19 response efforts

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The Secretariat for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHS) is continuing to provide critical support and emergency assistance to individuals, seniors, families, and children impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic throughout the five-county metropolitan area.

CHS, which administers a broad range of human services programs as an expression of the charitable works of the local church, is comprised of various agencies that serve general community needs, including Catholic Social Services, Catholic Housing and Community Services, and Nutritional Development Services.

Recently, CHS shared an overview of its COVID-19 response during the last three months and the community impact of these critical relief efforts. These efforts demonstrate the ongoing commitment of administrators and staff in assisting those in need during these challenging and unprecedented times.

Below is a selection of highlights from Bucks County from March 16 to June 19.
• Nutritional Development Services has distributed 28,100 meals to 11 emergency feeding sites for children and youth ages 18 years and younger.
• Catholic Housing and Community Services has provided 102 seniors with food assistance at their homes along with 362 wellness calls to provide emotional support.
• Catholic Social Services’ Bucks County Family Service Center (Levittown) has provided 50 families per week with food assistance including fresh produce, dairy, meats, and pantry essentials.
 
A full overview of the report can be viewed at:
http://archphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Secretariat-for-Catholic-Human-Services-Coronavirus-Response-Efforts-and-Community-Impact-March-16-June-19.pdf

In addition, across the region nearly 650 expecting and new mothers are participating in virtual parenting and prenatal classes offered by Catholic Social Services’ Family Service Centers and 250 individuals have been remotely assisted with consultations and court filings by Immigration Legal Services.
 

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