Impact Stories

  Save the Date: Friday, September 7 Doors open at 7:00am Renaissance Hotel  Registration coming soon! For a table sponsorship, contact Julie Naporano by email at jnaporano@colscss.org or by phone at 614- 857-1236

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SOMETIMES LIFE COMES AT YOU FAST.

Imagine your son is seven years old and your daughter is a newborn. You haven’t yet dealt with the many emotions from your divorce and you feel like you’re sinking into a pit. You recognize your symptoms from when you had postpartum depression after your son was born, so you know you are in a […]

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JAVIER’S STORY

In 2017 Javier, his wife, and 5-year-old daughter were on the verge of starvation. They fled Venezuela to escape the country’s collapsing economy and extreme poverty. They sought a better life in the United States. Once in the U.S., Javier quickly found full-time work. When he found out his frequent headaches were caused by a […]

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50 years later, the work is unfinished.

This past Wednesday, on the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Jennifer came into our center crying. Jennifer is working three jobs to provide for her family. She works at two fast food restaurants and cleans a doctor’s office in the evenings. Her husband is in jail on a drug-related charge. […]

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Renewed Hope After A Scam

After falling into a scammer’s trap, Sharon and Richard felt their finances spiraling out of control. Catholic Social Services (CSS) gave them the helping hand they needed and has helped them develop a sustainable, independent financial future. The couple began struggling to stay up with their bills when 70-year-old Richard had a longer-than-expected recovery from […]

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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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FROM HURT TO HOPE

“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 jnaporano@colscss.org 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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Newark, OH 43055
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Portsmouth, OH 45662
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