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 Comprehensive Information and Referral

Comprehensive Information and Referral provides a central telephone entry point for persons seeking assistance in the four counties (Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland) of the Diocese of Greensburg. Trained and certified information and referral specialists respond to clients' needs and connect them with possible financial assistance within the Catholic Charities system or through outside community agencies.

As part of this process, the information and referral specialists may link callers with various services and/or programs such as:

  • Family shelter and housing
  • Counseling
  • Homeless prevention funds
  • Rental assistance, and many more

The primary goal of the information and referral program is to provide emergency financial assistance, information and referral, as well as case management services to individuals or families unable to meet their immediate basic needs.

Case management services help individuals achieve self-sufficiency. This service may include a needs assessment, brief service consultation (budget counseling), referrals to counseling and health, and family support services for individuals requiring assistance due to a crisis or an emergency, such as fire, flood, family violence, loss of income, etc., or because they have insufficient income to meet their basic needs.

If you are in need of assistance during normal business hours (9-5) or for general questions, please contact our main office at 724-837-1840 to speak with the receptionist.

If you are seeking assistance after the hours of 9-5, weekends or holiday's please call our HelpLine at 1-866-409-6455.

All requests for material assistance (e.g. rent, utility help, food, baby items) are handled by phone. Please call 724-837-1840 to be placed in touch with a caseworker. Your privacy is important to us. We cannot exchange confidential information via e-mail or social media.

 Let Us Provide Help

​Catholic Charities provides emergency financial assistance for the following basic needs:

  • Gas bills
  • Electric bills
  • Water bills
  • Sewage bills
  • Heating fuels, i.e. propane, oil, coal, wood
  • Food (emergency food box)
  • Prescriptions (must be mandatory for health reasons)
  • Cooking fuel

Catholic Charities screens clients for rental assistance for two rental programs. Information and referral provides resources for other needs. We cannot respond to your need adequately through e-mail requests. Accessing services is as easy as a telephone call. Most funds provided for this assistance are raised from private contributions and fundraising events.

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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.

All Catholic Charities staff and volunteers are mandated reporters of child abuse. All Catholic Charities staff and volunteers maintain current clearances as required by the Diocese of Greensburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information please refer to

Diocese of Greensburg United Way