A New Life Free from Violence

Catholic Social Services is dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence with children rebuild their lives in a safe home, with a stable income and a network of healthy, supportive relationships.

What We Offer

The Pathways to Hope Program helps families establish safe, affordable housing and provides intensive case management for up to two years to provide survivors with children the support they need to break the cycles of poverty and violence. Through a collaborative process with the survivor and a case manager, we develop an individualized plan that can include education or job training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals to community services.

IMPACT IN ACTION

100% of Pathways to Hope survivors have maintained stable housing for one year.

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Client Story

hannahLeaving the father of her children was one of the hardest things Hannah 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, Hannah fled to a domestic violence shelter. At the shelter, she was connected to Catholic Social Services’ Pathways to Hope program.

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Client Story

hannahLeaving the father of her children was one of the hardest things Hannah 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, Hannah 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, Hannah 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 Hannah 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 Hannah 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.”

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Client Testimonials:

“I value the fact that Catholic Social Services helped me transition from homelessness to self sufficiency.”

How to Access Services

Referrals are made to the Pathways to Hope program through CHOICES Domestic Violence Shelter. For more information, call (614) 221-5891  or
contact us through our website.

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Locations

COLUMBUS

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

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 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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