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Outreach workers ‘break stigma, bring hope’ to those in addiction

April 25, 2022

Staff from archdiocesan Catholic Social Services joined organizers of a multifaceted humanitarian effort April 23 at “ground zero” of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis — and “encountered Jesus” in the process.

Montco teen dedicates Eagle Scout project to archdiocesan ministry

March 18, 2022

Owen Applestein of Lower Merion is aiming for scouting’s highest rank by gathering donations for St. John’s Hospice, the Catholic Social Services ministry serving hundreds of men experiencing homelessness.

Once homeless, choir members share message of hope for those on streets

December 23, 2021

The Good Shepherd Singers of St. John’s Hospice performed at Philadelphia’s Dec. 21 Homeless Memorial Day vigil, lifting their voices and others’ spirits.

‘Boot Up Philly’ gives leg up to hundreds in need

October 27, 2021

Some 1,000 homeless individuals received footwear, food and more at an Oct. 23 community giveaway organized by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services as part of its St. John’s Hospice ministry.

Ministry receives generous grants for homelessness outreach

October 6, 2021

St. John’s Hospice will renovate its vital kitchen, dining and coffeehouse spaces, thanks to support from the Connelly Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.

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