Impact Stories

Javier’s Story

When a medical crisis sent a recent immigrant into a downward spiral, he lacked the safety net to rebound to self-sufficiency. Catholic Social Services’ Guadalupe Center staff intervened to prevent his family from becoming homeless. When Javier relocated to Columbus from Venezuela, he found stable work doing construction and settled his wife and 5-year old […]

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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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Fundraiser for CSS – Notre Dame Game Watch

Our CEO, Rachel Lustig, will be guest-bartending at the Notre Dame game watch on Saturday, September 16th at Dempsey’s Food & Spirits. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and Dempsey’s will donate 5% of sales between Monday September 11th and Saturday, September 16th to CSS. We hope to see you there!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Center Opens!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 5th) – The new Our Lady of Guadalupe Center has officially opened its doors and is ready to serve clients on Columbus’ west side.  The opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event.  Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, along with other local dignitaries and sponsors, participated in the celebration. […]

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Catholic Social Services Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and their Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Catholic Social Services joins its voice to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to raise concerns about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to construct a wall at the U.S./Mexico border, increase immigrant detention and deportation, and halt funding to sanctuary cities. Catholic Social Services has a long […]

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Newark, OH 43055
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