Catholic Social Services

A nonprofit organization

$8,720 raised by 81 donors

Catholic Social Services traces its beginnings to 1932 when Bishop Louis Kucera founded CSS to respond to the needs of persons suffering the effects of the Great Depression.

Our social and clinical services are extended to individuals and families regardless of race, religion and ethnicity across the 24,000 square miles of the diocese, and this is our 84th year! 

Last year:

  • The St. Francis Food Pantry in Lincoln served 8,398 individuals (2,399 families) food pantries with 184,756 pounds of food valued at $235,144.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center  provided nearly $265,000 worth of services to 59% of our clients through our Charity Grant program because they were uninsured or underinsured.  
  • Our Lincoln Social Services program distributed $30,880 worth of diapers to 3,088 individuals.  This represents an increase of nearly 700 individuals over the previous year.
  • The Backpack Program in Lincoln provides a weekend food pantry to students at five Lincoln Catholic schools.  Last year, this program provided 4,320 individuals with $17,820 worth of food.
  • St. Gianna Women’s Homes provided 18,409 nights of housing to 44 families including 55 children.  Also, 19 families graduated to permanent housing in 2015.

Organization Data


Organization name

Catholic Social Services

Tax id (EIN)



Health International Humanitarian Aid


2241 O ST


(402) 474-1600