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
- Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
- 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 The layout and outdated infrastructure make it cost prohibitive to remodel.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 almost $1 million!
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
Marilyn D. King
Executive Director of Social Services
Archdiocese of Mobile