Catholic Relief Services (CRS) provides direct aid to the poor and involves people in their own development, helping them to realize their potential. CRS educates the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our brothers and sisters around the world by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty and promoting social justice.
As the official international agency of the Catholic Church in the United States, we work with the local Church and partners to create a world in which people live as one human family. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through many programs, including:
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Catholic Relief Services eases suffering and provides assistance to people in need, without regard to race, religion or nationality.
Overseas, we work through CRS offices located in the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean. CRS also works through regional offices within the United States to support Catholic individuals, parishes and dioceses as they strive to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and make decisions as consumers, voters and advocates to promote more just and peaceful societies.
In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Rob Shelledy serves as the CRS Diocesan Director.