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Press Releases

July 23, 2014—MANSFIELD—Catholic Charities will host a Guardian and Caregiver Support Group meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, at Resurrection Church, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Lexington, Ohio 44904. The Guardian and Caregiver Support Group meetings are held every other month to educate and support those who are guardians or caregivers to elderly individuals. August guest speaker, Beverly Tatro, will discuss the importance of ombudsman services for adult guardianship. Beverly is the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Director for the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on... Read more

July 23, 2014—TOLEDO—In celebration of Catholic Charities 100th Anniversary Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo will be celebrating the beginning of a home rehab construction project and Catholic Charities 100th anniversary, with a blessing ceremony on July 30, 2014 at 9:00AM, at 3036 Strathmoor in Toledo. The soon-to-be first time homeowners, the Hagerman-Phillips family, will be in attendance along with key sponsors from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo and Bank of America (which donated the foreclosed home) and the Lucas County Housing... Read more

July 9, 2014—TOLEDO—Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo will host a workshop on openness in adoption 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, Ohio. Linda Schellentrager, an adoptive mom and communications manager of Adoption Network Cleveland, will present: ‘Embracing Openness for a Lifetime.’ Mrs. Schellentrager and her husband, Marty, enjoy an open... Read more

July 2, 2014—NORWALK—Local residents who are struggling to manage household expenses can learn new tips at workshops hosted by Catholic Charities in Erie and Huron Counties. Those who attend a free Basic Budgeting Skills Workshop in July will be entered into drawings for a gas gift card. Participants will learn about smart shopping, reducing expenses, household and utility savings, saving for future needs or emergencies, and paying off debt. The workshop will be offered... Read more

June 30, 2014—TOLEDO—Beginning July 1, four local shelters will begin implementing efforts to reduce barriers for homeless families moving into permanent housing.  The efforts are made possible by a $60,000 grant from the Toledo Community Foundation through the ProMedica Advocacy Fund.   Read more

June 30, 2014—TOLEDO—Catholic Charities’ Helping Hands of St. Louis will open its doors to a new client choice food pantry on Tuesday, July 1.  The pantry will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Previously, clients who came to the Helping Hands’ pantry received pre-packaged bags... Read more

MAY 21, 2014—NORWALK—Participants who attend a Basic Budgeting Skills Workshop offered by Catholic Charities in June will be entered in drawings for gas cards.  The two-hour workshops are hosted in Erie and Huron Counties.   Participants will learn how to manage household expenses, pay off debt and save for the future. Read more

May 14, 2014—More than 60 volunteers were in attendance for the annual Volunteer Luncheon hosted by Catholic Charities on April 30. The Richland County Probate Court was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Community Supporter for their partnership with Catholic Charities’ Adult Advocacy program. Adult Advocacy provides legal guardianship for adults age 55 and older whom the probate court determines are unable to make their own medical, housing and legal decisions. During the luncheon, Richland County Commissioners presented Catholic Charities with a proclamation, which honored the... Read more

April 30, 2014—NORWALK—In honor of Catholic Charities’ 100th Anniversary, Catholic Charities and Firelands Habitat for Humanity are partnering to construct a house for Norwalk resident, Trena Garrison. The wall raising and house blessing will take place on Saturday, May 10, at 7:45 a.m. during Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Day.  The house is being... Read more

March 21, 2014—Catholic Charities is hosting the third annual “It’s in the Bag” brunch and auction to benefit Miriam House, a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children.  The event will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Mary’s Reynolds Hall, 77 State St., Norwalk. Purse-themed cakes will be judged by attendees and sold through a live auction.  New and... Read more

“A friend told me about La Posada. I came and I was surprised because it doesn’t look like a shelter. It looks just like a home. I was so glad when they told me we could stay. They’ve been so good to me. Honestly, none of this would be happening if I hadn’t been here. They’ve helped me so much.” – Marquita, La Posada resident

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.