Hararghe Catholic Secretariat (HCS) is one of the oldest diocesan secretariats of Ethiopian Catholic Church. It was founded in 1987 as a social welfare body of the Apostolic Vicariate of Harar to assist the poor and disadvantaged based on need. The program has been geared towards the alleviation of poverty by promoting food security and strengthening social services. Since then HCS has been actively involved in the implementation of humanitarian, emergency and long term development programs in Eastern part of Ethiopia through active support from its partners.