La Posada Stories of Hope

Backpack + School Supplies

La Posada Emergency Family Shelter seeks backpacks and school supplies donations for children who are currently residing in the shelter, or were La Posada house guests this past year.  Churches, service groups, organizations and businesses interested in participating are asked to please contact Willi Meyer, Catholic Charities Senior... Read more

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Dianna is now part of transforming lives at La Posada. In 2011, Dianna, a wife and mother of three, became homeless after she was laid off from her job. Today, she is an employee of the same shelter that helped her and her family find stability. “Being unemployed for a year was the longest time I ever went without a job,” Dianna said. She... Read more

The Knights of Columbus Council 386 recently presented a check to La Posada for $250.  The check was donated by the Knights of Columbus Ohio State Council. "One of the four tenants of the Knights of Columbus is charity," says Jonathan Boyle, Knights of Columbus member. "Catholic Charities reflects a lot of what we stand for.  We are happy to... Read more

Teens from Bowsher High School joined in on an art project at the La Posada Family Emergency Shelter in 2000. Their artistic skills were soon put to work as they transformed the basement of the shelter into a master piece. Read more about the teens' thoughts about the project and the which cool characters they drew on the walls for the... 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 left the plant, she began thinking about the... Read more

2014 Spring Newsletter

When KC and Danny moved to Toledo, they hoped that the city would give their family a new perspective on life. “We’re from Alabama. We decided to relocate, thinking we would find better jobs,” says KC. Danny spent ten years incarcerated in the south and found it hard to find stability after being released. “KC and I struggled to get our... Read more

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Mothers relax on couches in La Posada’s common room while students from Bowling Green State University watch the children play outside on the playground. This evening, one-year-old Christopher stayed inside with his mom and... Read more

Marquita and her daughter, Miracle

It’s moving day for Marquita – big time.  After 90 days, she and her 8-year-old daughter, Miracle, are moving out of La Posada, the Catholic Charities family shelter in Toledo, and into their own apartment. And then tomorrow she’s moving into a secure, well-paying job on the production line at GM’s Powertrain transmission plant on... Read more


Michael didn’t tell his two daughters – aged 13 and 9 – that they were moving into a shelter.  When he brought them to La Posada, the Family Emergency Shelter run by Catholic Charities in South Toledo, he just said the family was moving to a new apartment. He shrugs and says, “I didn’t want them making a scene.  I... Read more

In late 2005, Tonya Brown-Munn and her daughter, Veronica, stayed for several weeks at the La Posada Family Emergency Shelter in Toledo.  Her own home had burned down, and she had nowhere to turn and no funds to tide her over. Now, fortunately, Tonya is doing much better, but she still remembers the time she spent at the... Read more


"They help you take definite steps so you're able to get a plan to do what you need to do to survive. That way you're able to stay together as a family, and that's what it's all about." - Evanbay, La Posada resident

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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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