From Cuba to Columbus

When Nelsa invited me into her home for Cuban coffee and a chat, I couldn’t help but notice the unique, colorful works of art reminiscent of stained-glass windows that were featured in her immaculate and beautifully-decorated living room. Though Nelsa’s house in the Hilltop neighborhood of West Columbus is modest, it is superbly cared for […]

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“He probably would have killed me.” This was Sara’s response when we asked her where she thinks she would be without Catholic Social Services. When Sara finally decided to leave one December morning two years ago, it wasn’t because the previous night’s fight had been the first to get violent. They’d had plenty of physical […]

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Providing Hope to Seniors All Year Long

January is almost over. If you have kept your resolution all month—pat yourself on the back! You are on your way to being in the elite group of Americans, usually estimated around 8%, who keep their resolutions. If you are already reaching for that bag of Valentine’s Day chocolate—don’t fret! January first is an arbitrary […]

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Spirit of Hope Gala

Gala Sponsor PACK Online and Mail-in registration is closed. If you would like to still attend, please contact us directly at Purchase Tickets Here.  

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Breakfast with the Bishop – Thank you

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Breakfast with the Bishop! You are helping us to continue our mission to serve poor and vulnerable seniors and families in central and southern Ohio with dignity and respect. Together, we are helping seniors remain independent and helping families thrive. If you would like to see more […]

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Catholic Social Services is participating in the Big Give!

We are excited to have the opportunity to participate in The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give again this year! The Big Give is a 26-hour online giving event to make a difference through kindness. 100% of the donations received through The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store will go directly to Catholic Social Services. Giving is easy! Simply […]

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Fundraiser for CSS – Notre Dame Game Watch

Our CEO, Rachel Lustig, will be guest-bartending at the Notre Dame game watch on Saturday, September 16th at Dempsey’s Food & Spirits. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and Dempsey’s will donate 5% of sales between Monday September 11th and Saturday, September 16th to CSS. We hope to see you there!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Center Opens!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 5th) – The new Our Lady of Guadalupe Center has officially opened its doors and is ready to serve clients on Columbus’ west side.  The opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event.  Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, along with other local dignitaries and sponsors, participated in the celebration. […]

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Catholic Social Services Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and their Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Catholic Social Services joins its voice to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to raise concerns about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to construct a wall at the U.S./Mexico border, increase immigrant detention and deportation, and halt funding to sanctuary cities. Catholic Social Services has a long […]

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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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