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
March 29, 2017
CRS President calls for additional funding to address famine in Africa;
Opposition proposals to rescind humanitarian and development assistance for FY17.
March 24, 2017
The Catholic Relief Services Collection: Help Jesus in Disguise
Through the Church and agencies such as Catholic Relief Services, we can reach everywhere there is need, and always respond to Jesus in disguise.
March 23, 2017
CRS Mourns the Passing Of Cardinal William Keeler
As archbishop of Baltimore, he was a good friend to CRS.
March 20, 2017
CRS urges protection of Bureau of International Affairs at Department of Labor
CRS strongly opposes the Administration's proposal in its 2018 budget request.