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Catholic Social Services (CSS) was one of three human services organizations nationally to be selected for a $1.2M award to replicate the Stay the Course program!

Stay the Course helps students address personal, economic, and social barriers to college success through intensive case management and emergency financial assistance.

With three years of initial funding, Stay the Course will begin at Columbus State Community College in August 2019.

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Independent Seniors. Thriving Families.

CSS is an anti-poverty agency whose goal is to empower people in need, regardless of background, with the tools they need to reach their full potential. Our efforts are focused on two specific populations that allow us to have the most significant impact in our community: families and seniors. Our unique approach to helping our clients—most of whom are marginalized or struggling with poverty—is designed to help them overcome barriers to success while respecting their dignity and acknowledging their value to our community. 

Our programs are holistic in nature, as we believe the cycle of poverty rarely has one solution, but rather requires a web of interconnected services for individuals and families to break out of it. CSS has 70 years of experience working with seniors and families in Central Ohio. Each year, our agency helps 33,000 people in our 23-county region. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the Better Business Bureau to illustrate our commitment to best practice social service and sound business management. We are a member agency of Catholic Charities USA and the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County.

We invite you to join us in serving people in ways that help seniors live independent, connected lives and families thrive!

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.’” 

SUCCESS STORIES

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33,000

People served in 2017.

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200,000

Annual volunteer hours.

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94%

Client satisfaction rate.

Impact Stories

  • Transportation Provides Life-Giving Accessibility

    Jon, a 78-year-old Vietnam veteran, has had lifelong, worsening health problems as a result of being exposed to Agent Orange during his service. His health struggles started with diabetes, which, as he put it, “ruined” his kidneys. As a result, for years Jon has required life-saving kidney dialysis three days each week. Initially, Jon was […]

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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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