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Discover the world and help touch the lives of 85 million people in nearly 100 countries. Find ways to pray, learn, act, and give.

Resource Center

CRS has tools to help you build better lives in your home, parish and across the globe. From activities and prayers to planning guides and lessons, our collection of educational and advocacy resources encourage learning and participation. More

You Did It For Me Parish Bulletin Stories

You Did It For Me stories from Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services are available for parish bulletins; parish, diocesan or organization websites; or any place you would like to share good news of the Church helping those in need across America and around the worldMore

More Ways to Learn

Media Center

Follow CRS’ response to current events and disasters around the world, plus read what other publications say about CRS’ humanitarian work overseas. More


Through stories, blogs and photo galleries, witness firsthand the challenges families and communities face in the developing world and how CRS works with them to improve their lives. More

Technical Publications

Learn about CRS’ innovative approaches to respond to emergencies, fight disease and poverty, nurture peaceful and just societies, and promote human development. More

Overseas Programming Work 

Our programming and work are based on the principles of Catholic social teaching, including the protection of the dignity of each person. More


Ways to Get Involved

CRS University 

Become an engaged college student and advocate on behalf of the world’s most poor and vulnerable. More

CRS Education

Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, CRS Education provides a deeper look into the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world. Our stories foster an understanding of their challenges, while our prayers and programs provide the opportunity to reflect and take action. It’s everything you need to create lasting change and a new generation of global citizens. More

CRS Global High School

The CRS Global High School program helps Catholic secondary schools engage in Catholic social teaching. More

CRS Food Fast

Food Fast is CRS’ hunger awareness experience for Catholic youth. Deepen your faith and bring change to our world by spending time in the shoes of people who go hungry! More

CRS Ethical Trade

Become a more informed consumer by learning about the ethical trade practices that ensure poor farmers, artisans and laborers receive fair wages. More

CRS Rice Bowl

Learn about hunger and poverty overseas as you and your family observe the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. More