About Us

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited…whatever you did for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  —Matthew 25:35-36, 40.

helping-hands-videoOur Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual 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.

img_0871Our Core Values

Catholic Charities is an organization that is:

  • Christ Centered in the way we serve those who come to us for help, our volunteers, our donors, our vendors and each other.
  • Life Transformational by striving to assist people in their journey by walking with and alongside them, so they can realize God’s plan for them.
  • Operationally Excellent in all our efforts, to inspire confidence and increase the desire to support the valuable work of our ministries.

boekesOur Purpose

The love of Christ compels Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo to live out Jesus’ teaching and bring hope and joy to others. We put faith into action by empowering those we serve, being responsive to needs, offering prayer and acting as good stewards of our resources.

To enable people to see themselves as worthwhile human beings, we:

  • Advocate for the underserved and those with no voice
  • Partner with them in their life transformation journey
  • Promote life and preserve dignity
  • Provide basic needs and stability to individuals and families of any faith

Our Service Area

Our ministries serve people of all faiths in 19 counties of Northwest and West Central Ohio providing food, shelter, crisis navigation, financial education and assistance, and more. Our service area includes: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot Counties.

Find out more on our Ministries and Services page.

Employment Opportunities

Catholic Charities is an organization of individuals dedicated to using their skills and talents to help people in need. We invite you to join our team and to help provide life transformational services across Northwest and West Central Ohio.

If you’d like to join our team, check out Employment opportunities at Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo.

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Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of 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.

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