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
May 19, 2016
From News Ghana: Borehole Sensors to Boost Water Management in N. Kenya
An excellent example of technology making development work more efficient and effective.
May 17, 2016
U.S. NGO Official Calls for Game Changer in Humanitarian Assistance: Stop Man-Made Disasters
Quotes from top U.S. NGO official ahead of May global summits
May 16, 2016
CRS Introduces Photo of the Month for Catholic Media
Beginning this month, a photo illustrating current news will be released for use by Catholic media.
May 16, 2016
Biggest Ever Tech for Development Conference Kicks Off in Nairobi May 16
Conference discusses how to use technology to help the world's poor.