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                           (The proposed façade of the new Catholic Social Services building.)

With each passing day, we progress closer to the completion of our new location on South Florida Street. To date, the interior of the building has been completely demolished in preparation for re-building. The architectural firm of Zito-Russell has finished the final drawings of the interior offices and facilities. The final building plans illustrate a modern, functional facility, encompassing elements that personify our Catholic faith, such as a beautiful chapel located at the front of the building and a cross above the entrance to the facility. The new office will house: Adoption and Pregnancy Services, Emergency Services (The Service Center), 2B Choices for Women, Clinical Counseling, Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities, Refugee Resettlement, Disaster Relief, and Administration for Catholic Social Services. These offices are strategically located within the building to create a synergy to maximize the effectiveness of services offered.

As of June 20th, $2,656,901.75 has been received in grants, donations, and in-kind services towards our $3 million goal.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support as we work to unite our ministries under one central location, creating a legacy for the future.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 13:34
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We are almost there...

To date, we have raised $2,653,363.79 towards our $3 million goal! 

 Thank you for your help in making this project a reality. 

For more information on getting involved, contact us today at (251) 434-1550. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 09:18
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:29
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New Catholic Social Services Buildsing (front view)

After much prayer, study, and discussion, the Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services of Mobile, approved consolidating our services into a single, modernized facility. For over 10 years, we have been working to develop a plan to house our local social ministries into one location for the benefit of clients and to streamline our operations.

It is with great joy we share with you that CSS of Mobile was granted permission by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi to purchase the former Greers at 188 S. Florida Street for this project.

We are renovating this structure to accommodate our ministries for the next 50+ years! When renovated, the new office location will house all of our CSS ministries including:

  • Adoption and Pregnancy Services
  • Emergency Services (the Service Center of CSS)
  • 2B Choices for Women
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities
  • Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Disaster Relief
  • Administrative Offices

The new location plans include a classroom and a large meeting area. We will finally be able to host our own English as Second Language Classes as well as have a meeting room large enough to accommodate community partners like United Way.

We will be able to use our new facility for a disaster relief staging area in the event of a major hurricane or other disaster. The midtown location and large parking lot make it a great space for receiving/distributing post-disaster supplies and services.

In addition to these benefits, relocation is necessary due to our deteriorating building on Dauphin Street which houses the Service Center. The current office was formerly a furniture store with an upstairs residence. The layout and outdated infrastructure make it cost prohibitive to remodel.

The completion of this project will ensure that our currently fragmented ministries (due to housing in 4 different locations) will be more centrally located and a one-stop shop for those who need our services!

The estimated renovation costs of this 25,000 sq. foot property are approximately $3 million. To date we have raised $2, 653, 363.79 towards our goal.

We need your help to make this project a reality. Please consider pledging your financial support to fund the renovation. We can’t do it without your help!

For more information on how you can get involved in the most exciting project we have undertaken in our 94 year history, email or call me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 434-1550.
Marilyn D. King
Executive Director of Social Services
Archdiocese of Mobile

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 09:00