Office of Social Services

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


Time to “Wrap Up” First Step for Change THANK YOU to the 54 parishes who participated in this year’s First Step for Change campaign!  Now it’s time to empty those bottles, roll the change, count the currency, and send your check to Catholic Charities!  We encourage you to keep your bottles for next year rather […]

It is better to give than to receive Catholic Charities is asking you to help fill Harriet’s Cupboard this month with products for the laundry room:  detergent, fabric softener, bleach, etc. You know the feeling of having clean clothes:  the feeling of putting on a clean shirt, pants, the feeling of climbing into bed with […]

Hi.  My name is “Jennifer.”  I am a mother of two children, ages 4 and 24 months.  I am a recent victim of domestic violence.  I fled our home with no money and just the clothes on our backs.  All the shelters were full and I did not know where to turn.  An agency paid […]

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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. Baringer, 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.

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

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