"They really help you. They get involved. They get you on the right track. I've had wonderful caseworkers. I am so grateful to them. What really helped me was the budgeting class they give. It let me know how to handle my money better, so things don't get out of control." - Traci

Crisis Navigation Services

Our Crisis Navigators help families and individuals in Erie, Richland, Huron and Lucas Counties who are struggling to manage finances, pay bills or maintain a suitable residence. Qualifying Richland County residents may receive financial assistance with rent or mortgage payments, medical bills or prescription costs. Huron County residents may be eligible to receive assistance with car repairs or health-related needs. Erie and Lucas County residents will receive intensive case management with the Crisis Navigator at our Sandusky and Toledo offices.

A required Life Skills workshop provides clients with information on budgeting, identity theft, credit reporting, payday lending and other useful information to help in making informed decisions about financial issues.

For more information about Crisis Navigation Services in Erie County, please call our Sandusky office at 419-502-0043. Richland County residents, please call our Mansfield office at 419-524-0733. Huron County residents, please call our Norwalk office at 419-668-3073. Lucas County residents, please call our Toledo office at 419-244-6711.

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Because of the caring staff at Catholic Charities, Taymara says she is able to live a healthy life and help others. Days after her 40th birthday, Taymara was rushed to the emergency room. She had been experiencing moderate to severe chest pains for months, but this time it was different. Taymara... Read more

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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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