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
January 18, 2017
Valentine’s Day: Glorious, Notorious ... Ethical?
Should we feel a little uncomfortable that a day dedicated to love and friendship is so closely associated with sinister deeds? CRS Ethical trade helps you bring justice to the marketplace. Photo courtesy Mata Traders...
January 18, 2017
CRS Welcomes U.S. Contribution to Green Climate Fund
Obama Administration announces additional funding to Green Climate Fund.
January 17, 2017
This Lent CRS Rice Bowl Opens Path to a Culture of Encounter
CRS Rice Bowl opens the Lenten season with Pope Francis' message on the culture of encounter.
January 3, 2017
CRS Releases Photo of the Month January 2017
CRS release photo of the month for January.