Catholic Charities
"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."


Catholic Charities has four offices across the Diocese. We are located in Altoona, Johnstown, Bellefonte, and McConnellsburg. Click below for detailed contact information for all four of our locations. 

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Our services are provided by a skilled, experienced staff, many of whom have master's degrees in counseling and social work and are licensed and certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other professional organizations. 

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Seeking Support

We have received reports from several local parishioners stating that they received a telephone call soliciting for contributions to Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities does not solicit for individual contributions by telemarketing. Currently, Catholic Charities solicits support by mail, email, our website,, and our annual second collection in November.
If you receive a call seeking contributions for Catholic Charities, please feel free to contact our office at 944-9388.

Recent News

Sep 26, 2019

How a Thousand Moments Changed the World: A Thank You Letter from Jean Johnstone

You’ve heard the analogy that helping another person has the same impact as dropping a pebble into a pond—a ripple effect where the results of one act continue to spread. This is how you, Catholic Charities— and thousand moments—changed the world. Please read on.

Sep 26, 2019

The Most Pressing Issues in our Region

When you give to Catholic Charities, your donations directly support an individual or family in the county where you live. The average request for assistance is just $232, but this support changes lives. Find out what issues our eight-county area is facing.

Sep 26, 2019

Update on Wine Tasting Benefit

Catholic Charities extends its thanks and apologies to everyone who registered for our most recent Wine Tasting Event in Johnstown, which was ultimately postponed. Here’s a quick update on this event and others throughout the 8-county region.

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