CRS in United States
Our work in the United States focuses on a single mission: to help Catholics here at home put their faith into action. The Gospel calls us to care for one another as brothers and sisters, to live as one human family.
As the official international agency of the Catholic Church in the United States, we have a special role to play in helping those in need overseas. We work with the local Church and partners to create a world in which people stand in solidarity. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through emergency response, health and agriculture programs, among others.
CRS invites you to respond to the call for action by learning about the issues that keep our brothers and sisters overseas in poverty. We invite you to pray with us and to speak out for those whose voices are not heard. We invite you to get involved in the Church's work to care for our neighbors around the world.
Just as you support CRS to help the poorest and most vulnerable overseas improve their lives, we work with you to help build a world free from the devastating effects of poverty, war and injustice.
CRS has five regional offices around the U.S. to support Catholic individuals, parishes and dioceses as they strive to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and make decisions as consumers, voters and advocates to promote more just and peaceful societies.
Country News and Stories
August 23, 2016
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
September 1 is recognized as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
August 12, 2016
Catholic Humanitarian Official Says Mother Teresa did the Work Herself
CRS' Sean Callahan knew Mother Teresa personally, shares stories of their work together.
August 11, 2016
Saint Spotlight: Maximilian Kolbe
As we gaze on a world of refugees, stateless and endangered, in search of asylum, it is hard for the Catholic mind not to turn back to St. Maximilian Kolbe.
July 11, 2016
Saint Spotlight: Kateri Tekakwitha
CRS embraces the legacy of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. We pray that her spirit may animate our work, and that our work honors her holy legacy.