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
August 13, 2019
USCCB and CRS Respond to Administration’s Call for Rescissions of $2-4 Billion of Funds for State Department and USAID
USCCB Committee Chair of International Justice & Peace and CEO of CRS release a statement
July 19, 2019
7 Things You May Not Know About Human Trafficking, And 3 Ways To Help
Learn the facts about human trafficking: how it is caused, where it happens, and how you can help stop human trafficking by supporting CRS.
July 15, 2019
New Study Highlights the Role of Local Faith-Based Actors in Peacebuilding Efforts
Study examines importance of faith-based organizations for goal of peaceful, inclusive societies
July 3, 2019
President of CRS Responds to String of Migrant Deaths: Every Human Has the Right to Pursue Happiness
As Americans prepare for 4th of July, CEO Sean Callahan urges for acceptance of migrants