In the spirit of Jesus Christ, our mission is to bring help, hope and healing to God’s people as the charitable, service and outreach arm of the Bishop and the Diocese of Greensburg.
Through charity, service and outreach, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is the link between those in need and the resources which can help them. We are constantly telling our story and the stories of those in need to raise awareness and much needed support for our Catholic mission. We connect people with information and referrals for material assistance and mental health services. We empower seniors to be more independent and we welcome and support our new and culturally diverse neighbors.
Core Value: Always
We will always answer.
We answer the calls for help with urgency and compassion. Our resources and those of our partner agencies are the clearinghouse for the material, spiritual and mental health needs of the Diocese.
We will always serve.
We value our new and culturally diverse neighbors. That is why we strive to make our parish communities welcoming and supportive with service, volunteer and stewardship opportunities to bridge divides and share our love of Christ.
We will always care.
We have deep love and concern for God’s people, especially the aging, at-risk and mothers in need in Western Pa. Our organization is focused on advocacy and empowerment, providing help, hope and healing to those who need it the most.
Established in 1954 as the primary social service arm of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Greensburg and rooted in the Gospel and social teaching of the church, our mission is to serve the human needs of individuals and families, regardless of their religious affiliation, and to provide leadership in building collaborative efforts with parishes and communities in addressing these needs.
The organization’s governance and management policies, practices, and procedures meet the highest ethical standards for nonprofits in Pennsylvania.
Our mission was undertaken shortly after the diocese was established in 1951. Bishop Hugh L. Lamb invited religious sisters from Philadelphia to the new diocese to assess its human social service needs.
With the support of Bishop Lamb’s successors, Bishop William G. Connare, Bishop Anthony G. Bosco, and Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, Catholic Charities expanded its original pregnancy and adoption services to include counseling, comprehensive information and referral, and others.
Today, with the ongoing support of Bishop Larry J. Kulick, Catholic Charities remains committed to its mission to provide help and create hope for those in need throughout the four county diocese.
Catholic Charities fulfills the church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
Board of Trustees
|Mrs. Hollie Uccellini, President
|Mr. George Butler, Vice-President
|Mrs. Kristen Hughes-Marhefka, Secretary
|Mr. David Kent, Treasurer
|Mr. Roland “Bud” Mertz
|The Reverend Matthew J. Morelli
|Rev. Alan Polczynski
|Ms. Amber Blair
|Mrs. Mary Blythe
|Mr. Roy Draper
|Marie Dillion Griffith
|Mr. Tom Gothie
Board of Members
|Bishop Larry J. Kulick, JCL
|Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle, MSW, MPA
Administration and Staff Directory
Catholic Charities is listed in the Official Catholic Directory and is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501 (c) (3) corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. This ruling is issued annually as a group tax exemption for all organizations listed in the current Official Catholic Directory. All contributions to Catholic Charities are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The official registration and financial information of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.