CRS Southeast

Role of CRS Southeast

Catholic Relief Services’ Southeast Regional Office works closely with the Catholic community in the United States to serve Catholics as they live their faith in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. In the Southeast region of the United States, the CRS office team in Atlanta serves as the primary point of contact for dioceses and parishes, Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic schools, parish youth programs, religious communities, and other Catholic organizations that share an interest in global poverty and solidarity with the least among us. Our office is one of five domestic regional offices that offer the full range of programs and resources for you to use to help U.S. Catholics live their faith by praying, learning, giving and acting.

CRS Southeast serves in the nine states of USCCB Regions V and XIV, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Southeast Region encompasses approximately 2,394 parishes in 31 dioceses with an increasingly diverse population of more than 5.6 million Catholics.

Goals and Objectives

Our goal is that the Catholic community in the Southeast region of the United States acts on its faith in solidarity with people who are poor and vulnerable around the world, and sees CRS as a valued resource for carrying out the mission of the Church.


We actively strive to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of Catholic institutions and ministries to integrate global solidarity into their programs and activities
  • Mobilize individual Catholics to grow in their awareness and engagement in global solidarity through communications with CRS
  • Support CRS advocacy efforts to shape U.S. public policy in a way that promotes greater justice and peace for those who are poor and vulnerable around the world
  • Strengthen our own capacity for this work by listening carefully to the needs, priorities, and current reality of our Church