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Pandemic Response

The work of CSS is not canceled. Our clients need us now more than ever.

Many of our services are essential: food, bill pay, transportation to dialysis, mental healthcare, and emergency assistance. We are working with the most vulnerable populations, many of whom are seniors who are particularly susceptible to this disease and families and immigrants who have barriers to healthcare access. So, our services will continue.

And, as we do that, we are keeping the CSS family, our staff, clients, volunteers, and partners safe and healthy.

Knowing that this pandemic will be with us for the next few months, we are positioning ourselves to respond for that period.

Click here to see how our programs are responding!

Click here to offer your support.

CSS Priorities

  • Keep the CSS clients, staff, volunteers, and partners safe.
  • Continue our essential services to our clients.
  • Check in more frequently with our vulnerable clients to provide support and respond as their situation changes.

Empowering CHANGE | Transforming LIVES

As we embark on the next 75 years, together with our community we look forward to helping to educate and bring change to Columbus. Throughout the next twelve months please join us as we provide you with a visual storyline of where we have been, and perspectives from our clients on where we are going.

Join us online as these stories unfold, and help us by attending our 75-year marquis event.

Together we will empower change to transform lives.

Learn more about our 75th anniversary

Independent Seniors. Thriving Families.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) is a not for profit 501(c)3 anti-poverty agency whose goal is to empower people in need—regardless of background—with the tools they need to reach their full potential.

We help working-poor families stabilize and become self-sufficient through case management, mental healthcare, and emergency assistance. We help low-income seniors age with grace and independence through supportive services and community-impact opportunities. Whether we are working with families or seniors, we know that poverty is complicated and requires holistic solutions.

We have 75 years of experience working with people in need in central and southern 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 services 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.’” 




People served in 2018.



Annual volunteer hours.



Client satisfaction rate.

Impact Stories

  • A Letter from Our President

    Dear Friends,   If you’re like me, you can’t help but see all the stories that have been flooding the media lately highlighting the current situation at the US/Mexico border.   While each media story has its angle, what I believe has been missing from the current dialogue is the human dimension of the crisis. […]

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