Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc. (CSSL) is a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Diocese of Laredo. As a multi-program human services agency, CSSL is a community based organization that has been serving the people of Laredo and the Texas-Mexico areas of Webb, Zapata, Starr, Maverick and Jim Hogg counties since the 1970's.
CSSL was originally established as Laredo Family Counseling Services, with the objective of providing counseling for emotional and/ or psychological problems affecting Laredo families. Since that time, CSSL has grown to become a leader in providing various direct services to individuals and families who live in economically distressed areas.
The mission of Catholic Social Services of Laredo is to strengthen and empower families through its diverse programs and social services. Services reflect the needs of the area's population and the demographic make-up of the South Texas border. Its wide range of programs and resources enables CSSL to meet the unique needs of the community and its people.
All program services are provided without regard to religion, race, income, disability, or sexual orientation.
Services and Programs
General Fund Welfare Assistance Program is a City of Laredo funded program that provides low-income families experiencing a crisis or dire hardship with rental assistance, utility assistance, medical transportation, ambulance and prescription medication. Assistance is limited to City of Laredo Residents.
o Rental Assistance
o Utility Assistance
o Medical Transportation
o Prescription Medication
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a program that provides assistance to individuals experiencing crises. The program provides assistance with rent/mortgages, utility assistance, mass feeding, and mass shelter. This program is awarded to Webb County under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board. Program assistance is open to all residents that live in Webb County.
Immigration Service Program provides services in the preparation and legalization of immigrants. Consultations and processing of applications are subject to fees based on a sliding scale.
Low cost Immigration Preparation & Processing
Senior Center Program -The program provides a safe enviroment for seniors 60 years and older. Daily nutritional meals, activities, and exercise are offered. Location is 1701 Main Street. Phone # 956 722-3629.
Immigration Services: Offers services to become legal permanent residents, US Citizens, visa status, etc.
1919 Cedar Ave. (corner of Cedar Avenue / Fremont St.)
Laredo, Texas 78040
Phone: (956) 722-2443
Fax: (956) 725-2238
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011
Pat Hearn, President
Fernando Montemayor, Vice President
Elizabeth Martinez, Secretary
Lourdes Martinez, Diocesan Fiscal Officer
Mike Kazen, Member
David Cardwell, Member
Rebecca Solloa, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Myrna Gonzalez, Immigration Attorney - email@example.com
Edith Cedillo, Immigration Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga Saenz, Receptionist - email@example.com
Roberto Garza, Bookkeeper - firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Rodriguez, Case Manager - email@example.com
Evelyn Molina, BSW - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa De La Garza, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - email@example.com