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Homelessness Prevention

Catholic Charities offers one-time emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualifying Huron, Lucas and Richland County residents based on available funding.  Recipients participate in classes to learn skills to manage their current financial crisis and prevent future crises from occurring.  We believe that educating and empowering individuals gives them the tools to more productively mange their lives, their homes and their futures.

Huron County – Community Emergency Services

Life Skills workshop are taught twice a month for recipients and members of the public interested in learning about budgeting, paying off debt and saving for the future.  Workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. on the first the third Thursday of the month at Catholic Charities’ office at 34 Woodlawn Street, Norwalk, and are free and open to the public.

To learn more about Community Emergency Services for Huron County, please call 419-668-3073.

Lucas County – Family Support and Guidance

Emergency rent assistance is currently available for Lucas County residents.  Please call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the first Monday through Thursday of the month.  Selections are made on the first Friday.  Due to the high volume of calls, we are not able to return every phone call.  Please call back within 20 minutes if you are not able to reach us during the screening period in the first week of the month.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

In addition to providing financial assistance and classes, Family Support and Guidance staff work with landlords to help them identify and work with at-risk tenants.  Staff are also available to present “Breaking the Bonds of Poverty” and “Life and Home Management” workshops for parishes.

To learn more about Family Support and Guidance, please contact call 419-244-6711, ext.222.

Richland County – Community Emergency Services

Recipients participate in Life Skills classes held twice a month.  Please call for the date and time of the workshops.

To learn more about Community Emergency Services for Richland County, please contact Catholic Charities’ Mansfield office at 419-524-0733.

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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