Our Ministries

"We are to be pioneers for a better world,
working for social reform,
not through decrees imposed by power
but through renewal of the spirit from within."

Sister Margaret Slachta, Sisters of Social Service Hungarian Foundress 1884-1974

For nearly 90 years within Los Angeles, the Sisters of Social Service have worked with people on the margins of our world through direct service and contemporary social action for change. Since 1963, our Sisters have also worked in Mexico and Taiwan, and in 1994 began serving the people of the Philippines. In each country and community we work within, we respond to present day needs and challenges, focusing on the concerns of women, children and families.

Each Sister answers her call differently. We work within social work and other fields as counselors, social service providers, educators, parish workers, community builders, chaplains, health care professionals and in many other advocacy and leadership roles. The Sisters' facilities, programs and services address the diversity of challenges facing women, children and families to meet immediate and long-term needs as well as enrich lives.

In addition to our work at the local and regional level in the U.S., Mexico, the Philippines and Taiwan, we seek to change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice, through community organizing, economic development and legislative advocacy. We perform these and many other social services in California and other states within the U.S., as well as in Mexico, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Whether serving locally or globally, the Sisters work and live in community with each other and alongside the individuals and families who we are blessed to serve. We are honored to support the strong communities and resilient individuals and families who touch our lives.