Partner Resources

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Engage Your Faith Community with Our Partner Resources and Ways to Give

CRS is committed to helping CRS Diocesan Directors and our partners promote social justice and solidarity through the lens of Catholic social teaching. Check out all our helpful tools, resources and capacity-building opportunities and ways .

Diocesan Director Resources

To make CRS Diocesan Directors’ jobs easier, we offer a Diocesan Director Orientation and the Diocesan Director’s Toolkit.

Best Practices

Link to CRS from Your Website

Catholic Relief Services’ website is a great resource for your diocesan colleagues, youth groups, parish social action committees and those interested and concerned about our global community. Make sure that people in your diocese have easy access to the CRS website by creating a link from your home page to ours. Contact your site’s Webmaster and supply him/her with the code found at the bottom of this page.

If you send out an electronic newsletter you can also use this code in that publication to direct people to the CRS website.

It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s economical. Keep people connected!

If you have questions please contact Jacklyn Ireland.

To create a link to the CRS website, insert the following HTML code into your website design:

<a href="" target="_self">place link text or image of your choice here</a>

To use CRS' logo by calling it from its location on CRS' website, use this code:

<a title="Catholic Relief Services" href=""><img src="" alt="crs" /></a>

Your best practices, ideas and lessons learned are important resources! Please take a few minutes to e-mail us your experiences and view best practices from other dioceses and communities throughout the United States. And don’t forget to include your photos!

Partnership Newsletter Archives

You’ll find archived copies of our bimonthly Partnership Newsletter in our newsletter library. If you are not currently receiving a copy of our newsletter, email or call the Mission and Mobilization Call Center at 877-435-7277 (877-HelpCRS).

Water for Life Video and Study Guide

The Water for Life video illustrates the work of Catholic Relief Services in partnership with the National Council of Catholic Women in responding to the critical need for safe water in developing countries. To order copies of the Water for Life DVD and study guide, please call the Mission and Mobilization Call Center at 877-435-7277 (877-HelpCRS) or e-mail [email protected].

Global Emergency Updates

View Catholic Relief Services global emergency updates of ongoing emergency responses and recovery activities around the world.

Link to CRS From Your Website

See sidebar at right to link to CRS from your website for easy access to information about where we serve, the CRS Newswire, CRS Voices and more.

CRS Resource for Your Parish Flyer

Introduce parishes in your diocese to CRS programs and resources using the CRS Resources for Your Parish flyer. It is also available in the CRS Resource Center, with materials to help parishes integrate global solidarity into the community’s faith life. Consider using this flyer as a leave-behind resource for your meetings with parish staff.

Resources for Leaders of Hispanic Ministry is a collection of resources to help engage Spanish-speaking Catholics in CRS’s work.

Other CRS Sites You Need

CRS programs and resources make it easy for your parish to stay involved in the global mission of the Church year-round.

CRS DOMESTIC PROGRAMS (click to expand)

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Global Fellows are priests, deacons and seminarians who have experienced the work of Catholic Relief Services in some of the world’s poorest countries. They bring to parishes in the United States a vision of a just world and an invitation to help end global poverty through talks including their personal stories.


The CRS Resource Center is an archive of educational and advocacy resources for the Catholic community.

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2020 - is January 25-28, 2020 in Washington DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The theme is Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All. View 2019 CSMG promotional material for collaborating organizations.

CRS Newswire is your source for the latest information on disaster response as well as background on CRS programs that promote development in nearly 100 countries around the world.

Voices is Catholic Relief Services’ official blog. It features stories on a variety of topics, from emergencies to microfinance.

CRS’ Technical Publications share practical information with others whose work or interests in international development intersect with our own.

CRSEspañ - Visit this site for the latest information written in Spanish on disaster response and CRS programs that promote development around the world.

Emergency Response and Recovery: When disaster strikes around the world, Catholic Relief Services and our partners move quickly to provide life-saving assistance to those in need. Link to the latest CRS emergency response and recovery information.

Ways to Give: The needs of our brothers and sisters around the world are ongoing. Catholic Relief Services receives contributions through many means that help strengthen our responses to emergencies and programs which aid: education, counseling and care for children, housing, livelihood support and much more.  Visit the Ways to Give site to view how individuals, parishes and organizations in your diocese can donate to CRS in ways that fit their passion.

Have questions?

Do you need information on the resources that would best suit your needs? Please contact your regional office or the Mission and Mobilization Call Center at 877-435-7277 (877-HelpCRS).