A Lenten message from our CEO on the vital and essential services provided to CSSW clients


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we have the obligation to provide essential services to our clients. We have the privilege of assisting those in need by providing critical programs such as Behavioral Health Therapy, Family and Children Services, and Senior Services, but we cannot do it without your ongoing support.

We have two mission critical programs that need additional funding due to growing need and 2020 state funding cuts – Food Pantry and Pregnancy Counseling.

  • The Food Pantry distributes groceries and personal care items to low-income families and individuals; typically, between 500 and 700 people are served monthly. We anticipate that the economic impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to increase food insecurity in our community. Closures of business and schools will affect lower-income families and people with hourly wages.
  • Pregnancy Counseling provides comprehensive services to help pregnant clients and parents explore options for parenting, or if interested, an adoption plan. All services, from counseling and one-on-one parenting education to long-term support, are offered at no charge from licensed Master of Social Work counselors.

The financial needs of the agency always surpass the funding available to administer these vital services. I ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us this Lenten season – especially during this worldwide pandemic – to ensure that those who seek our services can continue to receive the compassionate care that we strive to provide.

Will you help us? A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond at this crucial time. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff at Catholic Social Services, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for your past support. Please know that our prayers are with you, your family and especially for those most impacted at this unprecedented time.

Warmest Regards,

Peg Bravo
President & CEO