Mission & Vision

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The Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities Services is the administrative arm of the Bishop for carrying out the social concerns activities of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Vision

Believing in the presence of God in our midst, we proclaim the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person by sharing in the mission of Jesus given to the Church. To this end, Catholic Charities works with individuals, families and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression and build a just and compassionate society.

Mission

Catholic Charities is the administrative arm of the Bishop for carrying out the social concerns activities of the Diocese of Youngstown.  Rooted in the Diocese of Youngstown Mission “to minister to the people in the six counties of Northeastern Ohio (and) to the world community,” Catholic Charities will provide service to people in need, will advocate for justice in social structures, and will call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. 

Core Goals

Catholic Charities is devoted to helping meet basic human needs, strengthening families, building communities and empowering low-income people.

Key Value

Hospitality

 

What we do?

Organizing Love. “As a community, the Church must practise love. Love thus needs to be organized if it is to be an ordered service to the community” (Deus Caritas Est, par. 20) 
Locations:
  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark