CRS Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
Role of CRS Northeast/Mid-Atlantic
The role of the Catholic Relief Service Northeast Mid-Atlantic office is to inform and engage U.S. Catholics in the work of global solidarity and build on the educational and program work already taking place in the region. The Regional Director and staff are the primary point of contact for our partners in the region. These partners include the diocesan and parish structure, universities and Catholic schools, parish youth programs, and individuals or private groups who wish to collaborate with Catholic Relief Services to help build awareness and relationships of global solidarity.
The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of Catholic Relief Services is located in Radnor, Pennsylvania--just outside of Philadelphia. This office serves 13 states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. It also covers the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Regions I, II, and III. Although smaller in geographic size than the other regions, the concentration of Catholics and Catholic institutions is of the greatest numbers in the country. Our region has close to 20 million Catholics, 40 dioceses, over 100 Catholic colleges and universities, 2,000 Catholic primary schools, 200 diocesan and private Catholic secondary schools, and over 5,000 parishes.
Our goal is to increase Catholic Relief Services presence in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, to serve U.S. Catholics through diocesan and other institutional structures, and to build awareness of our work and the needs of the poor by providing the resources and opportunities to engage in global solidarity activities.
- To ensure that all diocesan ministries in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region recognize that they are challenged by the call to Global Solidarity and have opportunities through us to respond to that call.
- To inform and enable educational institutions, social service institutions and networks, and faith based groups to respond to the call for Global Solidarity in their respective ministries.
- To project CRS and the U.S. Catholic Church as a "servant leader" and a "voice for the poor and marginalized" in the promotion of charity and justice in the world to U.S. Catholics and society in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic states.
- To increase support of CRS activities and programs, both domestic and overseas.
Maureen McCullough, JD is the Regional Director for the CRS Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office.
Located in Media, Pennsylvania, the office can be reached at 610-293-4669.