At Catholic Social Services we help families to thrive. We move them toward a brighter future with a stable income and a network of loving, accountable relationships.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center provides support to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency assistance, nutrition and English classes, and health, employment and legal referrals.

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St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center

The St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center serves Scioto County as a one stop community center, giving families access to services, which include emergency food and clothing, utility assistance and referral services, and a weekly hot meal program.

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Counseling

Catholic Social Services provides counseling to empower clients to deal with difficult situations, experience personal growth, reduce stress, and make well-informed decisions.

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Pathways to Hope

Leaving an abusive relationship is never easy. This is why Catholic Social Services is dedicated to helping survivors with children flee domestic violence and rebuild their lives with a safe, new home, stable income, and a network of healthy, supportive relationships.

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Success Stories

Jamilla is putting her life together with the help of the Pathways to Hope program.

Leaving the father of her children was one of the hardest things Jamilla had ever had to do, but the abuse was getting worse.  She had begun to fear for her life and the lives of her children.  After he beat her while she was pregnant, putting her unborn daughter at risk, Jamilla fled to a domestic violence shelter.  At the shelter, she was connected to Catholic Social Services’ Pathways to Hope program.

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Success Story

Leaving the father of her children was one of the hardest things Jamilla had ever had to do, but the abuse was getting worse.  She had begun to fear for her life and the lives of her children.  After he beat her while she was pregnant, putting her unborn daughter at risk, Jamilla fled to a domestic violence shelter.  At the shelter, she was connected to Catholic Social Services’ Pathways to Hope program.

With the support of the program, Jamilla began to live without fear and build a life free of violence, where she could teach her young sons and daughters how to treat one another with love and respect.  Pathways to Hope helped Jamilla and her children move into a new home, and she was able to find a great job that allowed her to support her family and give back to the community.  Once she was in a stable, safe place, CSS coached her on how to build healthy, loving relationships. As Jamilla looks forward, she says, “Pathways to Hope really helped me get back on my feet, and to make me feel like… I really did make the right choice…My goal for myself is to not still consider myself a victim.  I want to be considered a survivor.”

2015 Impact

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28,590
People served in our
family programs.

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30,384
Family members directly
impacted by our family
strengthening programs.

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206,573
The number of
meals provided to
families.

“One goal for each day: to convey the tenderness of Christ to those who are most in need.” -Pope Francis

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Locations
COLUMBUS

197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
441 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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