Office of Social Services

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Mary Ellen Andersen, Director
144 West Wood St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 744-8451


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About Office of Social Services

Catholic Charities Central Offices houses the Catholic Charities Administration Office, the Office of Social Services, Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation and the Office of Social Action.

Providing general oversight for the Department of Catholic Charities Services; convening and working with the Catholic health and human welfare institutions of the Diocese, as well as board committees and community organizations. The Department provides health care ethics and medical-moral consultation, and acts as a liaison with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Catholic hospitals and nursing homes.

Office of Social Services
Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation (DOYCCC)

Mary Ellen Andersen, MS, President & CEO

Rachel A. Hrbolich, MA, Associate Director

Nikole M. Kelley, BA, Grants and Projects Coordinator

Jennifer Lucarelli, Database and Administrative Assistant

This department provides direction for the provision of social and housing services throughout the Diocese; coordinates service delivery; supervises and assists the Catholic Charities affiliate agency executive directors and management teams; creates training and development opportunities for Boards of Directors; and builds and cultivates relationships with parishes and communities. Additionally, this department also coordinates and provides technical assistance for Catholic Charities’ fund raising, grant writing and reporting efforts.


144 West Wood St.
Youngstown, OH  44503
(330) 744-8451

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