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We serve central and northern Arizona and offer a variety of programs and services including:


•  Foster care, adoption and counseling
   for unplanned pregnancies
•  Domestic violence counseling and shelter
•  Early education
•  Youth development and education
•  Parenting education
•  Immigration servicesACBR•  Refugee resettlement
•  Counseling
•  Affordable housing
•  Homeless outreach and shelter
•  Veterans’ services
•  Assistance for victims of sex trafficking


Milestones Throughout 85 Years of Service

1933: The Most Rev. Bishop Daniel Gerke inaugurates Catholic Social Services of Arizona, serving Tucson and Phoenix.

1952: William Shiels becomes executive director of Catholic Social Services in Phoenix

1958: Groundbreaking for new service center at Most Holy Trinity on 7th St. in Phoenix

1963: Casa Linda Lodge is dedicated as a home for unwed mothers on Northern Ave. in Phoenix

1965: The Tri-City Catholic Social Service was formed to unite Mesa, Tempe and Chandler.

1967: Catholic Social Services becomes one of the first delegate agencies for Head Start in Phoenix

1968: The Emergency Food and Medical Services Program begins to combat hunger

1969: Diocese of Phoenix is established and soon after a separate Board of Directors was designated for the new branch of the social services agency.

1972: Flagstaff becomes the first additional social services site for the Diocese of Phoenix

1975: Catholic Social Service of Yavapai is established in Prescott.

1977: Catholic Social Services becomes Catholic Family and Community Services

1985: My Sister’s Place is created as a safe place for women and children fleeing domestic violence

1994: Catholic Family and Community Services becomes Catholic Social Services of Central and Northern Ariz.

1995: Dignity Diversion begins helping women escape prostitution.

1997: TAPP is founded in Yavapai County to help aid in teenage pregnancy prevention, which later becomes Northstar Youth Partnership

2006: Catholic Social Services of Central and Northern Arizona becomes Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

2015: MANA House (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) joins the Catholic Charities family, expanding services to veterans.

2017: Groundbreaking for Rosewood Court, an affordable housing complex in central Phoenix near the Light Rail.

2018: Development of a new Bullhead City Homeless Shelter and Day Center begins as the first homeless shelter to serve families together in Mohave County.