Health and Social Welfare

The patron saint of health and social welfare is St. Frances of Rome.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:3

Health and Social Welfare is our way of wanting to not just look at negative “reactive” answers, but being proactive to keep our teens happy and healthy.  Below are a few resources that can help; as with every resource, keep in mind there are organizations that promote steps in “healthy living” that go against Catholic teaching  (ie. contraceptives, abortion induced medication, etc.).


Healthy Teen Network

Phone: 410-685-0410

Address: 1501 Saint Paul Street Suite 124, Baltimore, MD 21202

Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations.

Academy for Adolescent Health

Phone: 724-222-2311 or Toll-Free 888-301-2311


Address: 410 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301

The Academy for Adolescent Health Teen Outreach envisions a community in which young people are respected and able to enjoy mental and physical wellness. To achieve that goal, the Teen Outreach:

  • serves as an advocate for youth, parents, professionals, and community members to encourage wellness
  • provides innovative, youth-focused education that empowers young people to reduce risk
  • respects the unique cultural and developmental needs of each young person
  • models evidence-based programs that are evaluated for behavioral outcomes

Teens Health

A safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. Teens Health is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions – or help a friend who needs advice.

A team of pediatricians and other medical experts reviews all website content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. That does not mean Teens Health takes the place of an in-person visit with a doctor. Nothing beats a personal consultation with a physician who can get your health history, do a physical exam, and talk with you one-on-one. What Teens Health can do is help you learn ways to keep your body and mind healthy.

Resources for Social Services in Orange County