Vision & Mission

Social services are essential to the mission of the Catholic Church. Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) is the Catholic Church’s peak national social services body. CSSA draws on the experience of decades of Catholic social service and social policy development in Australia as we advocate for those who are most disadvantaged, strengthen the social services which support them, and promote our network’s core values of love and justice.

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) exists to challenge, advocate  and campaign for a fair and just society that serves all Australians. Working alongside our extensive national network of social services providers we draw upon their lived experience to augment our research to inform public opinion and encourage our national parliament to develop just and compassionate social and economic policies that will improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Australia.

Our Vision

CSSA envisages a fairer, more inclusive Australian society that reflects and supports the dignity, equality and participation of all people.

Our Mission

CSSA advances the social service ministry which is integral to the Mission of the Catholic Church in Australia.