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Catholic Charities Internship

Identity Statement

Catholic Charities is the primary social service agency of the Diocese of Pittsburgh serving all, regardless of religious affiliation, in their time of greatest need.


Relying on God's providence and embracing the call of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church, Catholic Charities is dedicated to championing the identity of the person, improving the quality of life, and advocating for the social good of the human family, so that the poor and vulnerable, always welcomed and loved, embrace opportunities necessary to realize their potential.


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, rooted in the Gospel and social teachings of the Church, is the primary social service agency of the Diocese. Our mission is to serve with excellence, professionalism, integrity, and compassion the human needs of individuals and families, regardless of their religious affiliation, and to provide leadership in mobilizing the resources of parishes and the wider community in addressing these needs.

Catholic Charities' programs and services are available to those who live within the six counties of the Diocese—Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, and Washington.

Guiding Principles

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

  • will be guided by the Gospel values and social teachings of the Catholic Church;
  • will provide services and foster communications that respect each person with a preferential option for those who are poor or vulnerable;
  • will promote and protect life from the moment of conception until natural death;
  • will provide service to all in need regardless of religious affiliation;
  • will operate with integrity and the highest ethical and professional standards;
  • will be good stewards of resources utilizing gifts of time, talent and treasure in a transparent and accountable manner;
  • will foster effective partnerships with the parishes of the Diocese of Pittsburgh;
  • will develop a service delivery system to allow clients comprehensive access to a wide range of coordinated services;
  • will provide programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self- sufficiency; and
  • will strive to be a trendsetting agency among health and human service providers.