Serving people of all faiths in northwest Ohio since 1914


Clip, Snip and Save.  This summer, Helping Hands held it first Coupon Challenge.  The Coupon Challenge was an answer to a growing problem for many families in the East Toledo community.  Many Helping Hands clients live on fixed and/or limited incomes and struggle to buy groceries.  Cuts in food... Read more

Brian Mock Class

When Marie lost her job in March, she quickly fell behind in her rent and was evicted from her residence. She began looking for resources to help settle her past due rent and other needs. “I called United Way’s 211 service line for food and rent assistance. That’s when they directed me to... Read more


It was right in the middle of the holiday season when Celeste arrived at work and found the doors of the salsa plant were locked. “I got there and the plant was closed,” Celeste recalls. “There was no notice, no sign … nothing.” For Celeste, that meant she was out of a job. As she... Read more

Terry, Billy

When Terry met Billy for the first time, it seemed as if they had known each other for years. “What connected me with Billy was that he was very easy to talk with,” explains Terry. “We have a lot of the same interests, and we were on the same page.” “We like the same sports... Read more


It started with an email five years ago from Brenda Starr-Jude, Adult Advocacy Staff Guardian, at Catholic Charities.  Read more

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Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.