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For all media inquiries, please contact Deborah Boyce, Communications & Public Relations Director at 419.214.4868 or email dboyce@toledodiocese.org

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SANDUSKY—Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers and partners to help create a Furniture Ministry in Sandusky, OH. The concept is simple, but will have great impact for those we serve—high-quality donated furniture will be picked up and delivered to those who need it. “Most of us take for granted family time around our dinner table, relaxing on our sofa, and getting a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed,” says Michael Szuberla, Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator. “But for families emerging from homelessness and other difficult situations, these simple pleasures... Read more

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign in Northwest Ohio through April 9, 2017. You can participate in the 40 Days For Life Spring Campaign in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at 1160 W. Sylvania Avenue. Sign up at: www.40daysforlife.com/toledo. May our prayer bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a... Read more

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TOLEDO—Join us for an hour of peaceful prayer for the end of abortion at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, as the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio closes the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign. We’ll gather on the sidewalk of Capital Care abortion facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH. May our prayer bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human life. For more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/toledo or contact Office for Life and Justice... Read more

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FINDLAY— Anyone currently involved with or interested in volunteering for Catholic Charities Jail and Prison Ministry is invited to attend this half-day educational session. The event will be held Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Activity Center, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, OH. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. This event is open to anyone currently involved with or interested in volunteering for this Catholic Charities ministry. Topics to be discussed include:  Read more

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MANSFIELD—Catholic Charities is celebrating their 75th anniversary in Mansfield and is hosting the 7th Annual Consumer Resource Fair, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richland Mall. “The purpose of National Consumer Protection Week is to educate and empower consumers on how to make informed decisions when it comes to their financial affairs,” said Rebecca Owens, Regional Director for Mansfield Catholic Charities. “We continue to see many people being preyed upon by scams and identify theft... Read more

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People of all faiths are invited to join Rev. Michael Sergi and the Northwest Ohio community for a Candlelight Vigil for Abolishment of Ohio's Death Penalty on Monday, March 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Gerard Church, 240 W. Robb Avenue, Lima, OH. We pray this evening of peaceful prayer will bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human life, as we pray for victims of crime and those facing execution.  Read more

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Men suffer from abortion too! If you are carrying the pain and sorrow of losing a child to abortion(s), you are not alone. Find support from other men who are suffering during our “Entering Canaan Men’s Day of Prayer and Healing,” on Saturday, February 18. This day retreat is hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Project Rachel ministry. For more information and confidential reservations, please call Project Rachel Coordinator Clarissa Lapinski at 1-888-456-HOPE or email projectrachel@toledodiocese.org. Come and experience the mercy of... Read more

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People of all faiths are invited to join Msgr. Kenneth G. Morman and the Northwest Ohio community for a Candlelight Vigil for Abolishment of Ohio's Death Penalty on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH. We pray this evening of peaceful prayer will bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human life, as we pray for victims of crime and those facing execution.  Read more

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Catholic Charities is hosting a Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging, 2131 Park Avenue West, Ontario, OH. Bridges Out of Poverty helps social work, healthcare and legal services professionals who work with those in poverty gain a deeper understanding of their challenges – and strengths – to better partner with clients and create opportunities for their success.  Read more

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This fall, Catholic Charities invites you to a special evening with Linda Schaefer, our guest speaker for the evening of October 13th. She is the last photojournalist to be given permission, by Mother Teresa of Calcutta herself, to photograph the work of the Missionaries of Charity and witness Mother Teresa's legacy. In addition to her personal journey with Mother Teresa, Linda attended her beautification in 2003 and her canonization at the Vatican on September 4, 2016.  Read more

“A friend told me about La Posada. I came and I was surprised because it doesn’t look like a shelter. It looks just like a home. I was so glad when they told me we could stay. They’ve been so good to me. Honestly, none of this would be happening if I hadn’t been here. They’ve helped me so much.” – Marquita, La Posada resident

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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