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Independent Seniors. Thriving Families.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) is a faith-based social service agency focused on improving the quality of life of people of all faiths and backgrounds during some of their most vulnerable times of their lives. By serving people in ways that help seniors live independent, connected lives and families thrive, Catholic Social Services continues its 70 year legacy to address the community’s unmet, pressing needs with compassion.  


5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2017

Catholic Social Services has recently been named one of the top 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2017 by The Columbus Foundation!

Check out these latest event recordings:

Breakfast with the Bishop

Poverty Summit – Robert Lupton

Poverty Summit – Panel Discussion

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Impact in Action

Gerry feels safe knowing she has reliable transportation to her dialysis appointments.

“Using the Transportation Program, ‘gives my daughter peace of mind,’ Gerry says.  ‘She doesn’t want me driving in [winter] weather.’” 




People served in 2016.



Annual volunteer hours.



Client satisfaction rate.

Featured Volunteer

  • Bernie Kuhn

    “My son, Philip, was adopted through CSS in 1968, and he and his wife, Marilyn, have three adopted children. I always felt I owed CSS, so I volunteered when the opportunity presented itself!”

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Featured Donor

  • Matt McKenzie

    “It’s something that stuck with me from my days at Newark Catholic High School, and carried over to my first real “big boy” job with Park National Bank. Both of those institutions taught giving and volunteerism as not being a choice, but a responsibility. Although, not always convenient, giving of ones time, talents, resources in all or in part is a must. Philanthropy in every way is what props up the organizations and individuals that need it most. I have been extremely blessed, and taught from a young age that you give until you can’t give anymore, then you dig deep and find a little bit more to give. This ideology has served me well in life, both it time of success and struggle.”

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Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date! Breakfast with the Bishop 2017!

    Friday, September 8th
    7:30am – 9:00pm
    Renaissance Columbus Downtown
    50 N. 3rd Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

    Keynote speakers will include The Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Campbell, and Hugh Dorrian, City of Columbus Auditor.

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