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Self-Sufficiency Department

Our mission statement: "Strengthening lives and supporting our community by providing immediate assistance, education and long-term services, consistent with our Catholic values."

Our Self-Sufficiency Department encompasses several programs; Emergency Basic Needs, Housing & Financial Counseling, and PA WORKWEAR.  These programs all support our mission and are designed to help those in need to get back on their feet.


St. Martin Center promotes Fair Housing.  The Fair Housing Act is a Federal law that protects people from housing discrimination based on the basis of: race, color, national, origin, sex, religion, disability, and familial status (familial status means the presence of children under 18 in a household, pregnant women or anyone in the process of adopting or securing legal custody of a child).  You can report discrimination at 267-419-8918, info@equalhousing.org, or through equalhousing.org.

Notification of the right to interpretation services will be included on all announcements for meetings/appointments/workshops to which clients or the public are invited to participate when necessary in order to address special language or communication needs that may arise. TTY services may be utilized for clients who are hearing impaired.

Federal nondiscrimination laws define a person with a disability to include any (1) individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) individual with a record of such impairment; or (3) individual who is regarded as having such an impairment.

Collage-style photo showing 7 department staff.

Self-Sufficiency Department, clockwise from top left: Margie, Natasha, Wanda, Carla, Teresa, Josh

  • People Helped Last Year

    7,957

  • Bishop's Breakfast Meals Served

    9,908

  • Children Educated

    276

  • Food Pantry Served

    4,814

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