Slide Read More Sr. Rose Network – Grace House Providing shelters to those in need Slide Read More Solanus Casey Food Pantry Open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm Slide Read More St. Clares Providing women sober transitional shelter and services St. Clare's

Support for the Martha’s Vineyard Venezuelan Migrants

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Eviction Prevention, Rent, and Utility Arrears Assistance

If you have fallen behind or have been unable to pay rent because of COVID-19-related financial hardship and are at risk of homelessness and to learn about your rights and eligibility for Federal Assistance, please call:

Fall River residents: (774) 520-2555  •  New Bedford residents: (508) 999-4757

CARES Act CDBG assistance available in the City of New Bedford

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF FALL RIVER, INC. is dedicating Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the federal CARES Act to help eligible City of New Bedford citizens pay up to three months of rent, mortgage and utilities due to COVID-19 hardships through its Housing Assistance Program.

Eligible households include:

  • Households experiencing loss of income directly related to COVID-19
  • Households in good standing with the rent, mortgage, and utilities as of March 2020
  • Households who requested assistance from lender, landlord, and/or utility companies
  • Households with incomes at or below 80% AMI

New Bedford residents should call  (508) 999-4757 for information regarding program eligibility.

Decades of Service to the Community

Catholic Social Services (CSS) has proudly served the community since 1924. Originating primarily as an adoption and welfare agency, CSS’s scope of service 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 that promote improving quality of life for the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals, and families and advocating for social justice.


Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Catholic Social Services may be the answer.


Click here to find answers and valuable information to common and frequently asked questions.

Solanus Casey Food Pantry

Solanus Casey Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday each week for those in need of assistance.

CSS News

Recent news about Catholic Social Services.

How to Help

We take monetary donations, used and new vehicles, food, furniture, medical equipment, and other items.


The Sr. Rose Network – providing shelters to those in need.

Immigration Services

Catholic Social Services offers immigration services to those in need throughout the Diocesan area.  Please contact the office for additional details.

Office of Safe Environment

Office of Safe Environment