CSS programs serve families, children, and individuals with special needs in the 5-county Philadelphia metropolitan region. Community-based services include family strengthening, pregnancy and parenting programs, benefit enrollment, immigrant legal assistance, early childhood education, food/clothing, rent and utility assistance. Homeless veterans and their families are housed and provided supportive services. Shelters serve homeless men and women, including those battling addiction and mental illness or who are medically fragile. Afterschool programs provide academic and cultural enrichment for children living in neighborhoods challenged by poverty and violence. Social workers provide case management in family service centers and school settings.
The ability to live out the mission of the agency. Colleagues. Meaningful work.
There is a real sense of caring for the dignity of the human being.
A real sense of making a difference in those less fortunate, and a better understanding of social justice, involving issues of poverty.
The core values they have.
I am called to be involved in decision making. My opinions matter and are solicited.
I feel empowered to make decisions that have an impact on a community that I care about. I also feel encouraged to learn and grow, even when that growth entails making mistakes.