Catholic Social Service

He dedicated his life to uplifting our island through the Church. He founded the Catholic Social Service, a faith-based, non-profit organization that continues to serve and uplift all members of the community spiritually, intellectually, and economically."

                        ~ Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

mission & vision

We are dedicated to the belief that every human being is of infinite value and dignity.

Monsignor David Ignacio Arceo Quitugua

           Feb 26, 1936 - Sept. 15, 2020


Foundation History

At the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the late Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores called on then Father David I.A. Quitugua to assist with the resettlement of Vietnamese refugees. Around the same time, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse needed someone to provide service to persons who were dependent on drugs and alcohol. These events led to the formation in 1979 of what is commonly known as Catholic Social Service, or more officially, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Agana.  Today, CSS oversees over 15 programs, multiple protective shelters, housing and services for the poor, the elderly, the abused, disabled, homeless, and others in need of assistance.  

Diana B. Calvo
Her experience of over 40 years in Human Services makes her our one true "Chief" and Executive Director.

Paula P. Siguenza
Our Deputy Director supports all operations of our Programs, making her our #1 Cheerleader.

OUR board 

Click here for a complete listing of our Board of Trustees.

Loeda Dalmacio
Our nature-loving Comptroller always keeps us on the right track.

our leadership team

Our founder


Click here to find our more information on all of our Programs.