Catholic Social Services of Fall River (MA)


Largest provider of social and human services to immigrants in our area. the largest provider of Basic Needs services and the largest provider of residential transitional service beds (scattered) outside of Greater Boston. Founded in 1924.
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Primary geographic focus: Massachusetts
Organization type(s): Provider

Catholic Social Services (CSS) has proudly served the community since 1924.
Originating as a primarily adoption and welfare agency, CSS’ service scope has broadened to serve the many needs in our area. CSS operates within the physical boundaries of the Diocese of Fall River providing over 30 unique programs and services that:

  • promote improving quality of life for the poor and those in need
  • strengthen individuals and families
  • advocate for social justice

Under the direction of Executive Director Arlene A. McNamee and Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., CSS continues to grow and work towards a creative vision of meeting the diverse needs of our community according to the teachings of the Gospel.


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