Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues:

Location: 8601 West Main Street Belleville IL 62223 USA

Mission: Our Mission: As a visible expression of God’s loving community and consistent with the example of Jesus Christ, Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois provides direct services to persons of all backgrounds with social and emotional needs across the continuum of life. Our Services: Catholic Social Services (CSS) provides comprehensive adoption services, regular, treatment, and specialized foster care, the St. John Bosco Children’s Center, individual, family and school counseling, senior employment services, senior assisted living management, and referral services throughout Southern Illinois. Responding to the needs of the people from all faiths and income levels for sixty years, Catholic Social Services serves the people of the 28 southern-most counties of Illinois. Offices are located in Belleville, Carbondale, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Carmel, and Olney.
Results: Catholic Social Services is a private not-for-profit, licensed by the State of Illinois as a child welfare and family service agency, and has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for meeting the highest national standards of professional performance. http://www.cssil.org/video.aspx
Target demographics: Catholic Social Services responds to the needs of all people from all faiths and income levels in the 28 southern-most counties of Illinois.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We do provide reduced rates for the clients that we serve.
Geographic areas served: 28 southern-most counties of Illinois
Programs: Adoption Foster Care St. John Bosco Children's Center Counseling Senior Employment Program Senior Assisted Living Center-Fox River

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I think of Catholic Social Services as Christians working together to alleviate poverty, sickness, and hunger. I see the workers pitching in together and I think of Christ's love for his people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The surrounding areas have improved for the better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

staff is very friendly and caring. Makes you feel welcome and secure. I've heard a lot of good things about CSS but cannot emphasize enough how much more they give to people than I ever realized. Especially to those who are suffering.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community especially the schools and the help with the poor

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I FOUND THE STAFF TO BE VERY THOROUGH WITH THEIR CONSULATIONS. otherwise I have not been there often enough to know anything else

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the catholic community

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

it was christmas and collection going on for charity. i had trouble finding the room but volunteers were happy you could tell they appreciated my drop off

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they were able to enjoy christmas those with no money

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Catholic Social Services is one of S.IL's best kept secrets. The mission and vision of this agency is incredible. They serve those who cannot serve themselves. Catholic Social Services provides major services like adoption, foster care, pregnancy care, senior assistance, and counseling. They support everyone of all faith and income levels and strive help those in need. The staff is dedicated to serving their clients and they are devoted to their mission. It is unfortunate that more people do not realize the work that this agency does. I hope that more people find out about Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois and their mission to help strengthen our community members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I had the chance to sponsor a child for the Secret Santa program. Although I never met the child or knew anything about him, it was an incredible feeling to be able to make that child's Christmas all the more enjoyable. I encourage others to do the same

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have enjoyed seeing the joy and promise of hope that the clients of Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois gain after having benefited from the services of the agency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I cannot believe how dedicated the staff is to their mission. The staff members do not think about themselves, they are filled with the joy they receive from helping the clients that they serve.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization was given that kind of money, they could change even more lives than they already have. They already have high goals to reverse the poverty in our community. They could serve even more areas of vulnerability in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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