Social Action

The Office of Social Action works with parish staff to develop social concerns committees which deal with services, advocacy, housing/neighborhood issues, global affairs, legislative activities, criminal justice/prison ministries, migration and refugee ministries, and other justice and peace initiatives.

The Office of Social Action is the local contact for the following national ministries of the Catholic Church: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Disaster Response, Migration & Refugee Services, Social Development and World Peace, Science and Values. The Office works in close cooperation with the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Marriage, Family and Pro-Life Activities.

 For current analysis of social issues and/or public policy advocacy visit the USCCB Human Dignity and Life website.

 A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States, with an Introductory Note – please visit:

 For a collection/archive of current Church teachings and action in the world, visit blog on Church’s Social Mission.

 For more information, contact:  (330) 744-8451

  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark