The mission of Catholic Social Services is to meet the needs of those living in poverty or suffering from despair and to advocate for those suffering from oppression in our 10-county service area of West Alabama. We joyfully choose to collaborate with all of God’s people regardless of race, creed, religion, or economic background in order to build a more just and compassionate society. We do this by providing financial assistance, food, clothing, referrals, and more.

Catholic Social Services of West Alabama serves over 6,000 clients per year in Marion, Winston, Walker, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Hale, Marengo, Perry, and Fayette counties coming from a highly impoverished service area in the 6th poorest state in the country.

Since 1989, Catholic Social Services of West Alabama has advocated for the most vulnerable in our community, guided by the basic belief in the inherent dignity of every human being. We vigorously advocate for poverty reduction programs, establish collaborative partnerships to end poverty in West Central Alabama, and support our local agencies in their provision of essential services to those in need.

Catholic Social Services of West Alabama Staff and Board

Our Team

Catholic Social Services of West Alabama benefits greatly from the leadership provided by our distinguished Advisory Board and the passion for community service exhibited by our caring staff.

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Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, Catholic Social Services is able to provide several types of direct relief assistance that includes financial, food, clothing, and emergency assistance, all described below in detail.

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