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 12, 2018
Humanitarian Organizations Release New Data Showing the Devastating Human Costs of Proposed Administration Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Cuts would negatively impact millions of lives around the world.
February 15, 2018
CRS Reacts to Oxfam UK Misconduct
CRS is committed to protecting the people we serve around the world.
February 12, 2018
Proposal to Eliminate Food Aid and Cut Humanitarian and Development Assistance in FY19 Budget is Short-sighted and Life-threatening
CRS is deeply concerned about the proposed drastic cuts to international aid.
January 29, 2018
The 2018 CRS Rice Bowl Media Kit Is Now Online
The media kit helps journalists and churches promote CRS' Lenten campaign.