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Since 1945...

Catholic Social Services (CSS) has been a source of compassion, dignity, and hope for those Christ calls us to serve throughout our community. Serving over 10,000 individuals annually, our mission is supported by dedicated volunteers who help seniors find connection, guide families towards a brighter future, and assist young adults in transitioning to the workforce. Rooted in the belief that every person reflects the image of God, we journey together as neighbors, empowering individuals to shape their own futures with our unwavering support.

Aging with Independence & Dignity

Seniors possess a lifetime of wisdom, but sadly, neglect and loneliness often accompany what should be their golden years. At Catholic Social Services, we see the person behind the circumstances. We’re here to support and advocate for them, providing services that honor their dignity, recognize their worth, and help them stay independent. And all of this happens within a community that truly appreciates their contributions.

Equipping Families to Thrive

At Catholic Social Services, our mission is all about making a difference and changing lives for the better. We imagine a world where everyone in need can reach their full potential, living with dignity, hope, and purpose. We’re here to light up paths in tough times and uplift spirits, ensuring that needs like food, legal guidance, or community integration are always met. Our commitment is grounded in a belief that this is God’s work, and we are called to participate together as neighbors to empower individuals to overcome obstacles and become self-reliant. When we see everyone as made in the image and likeness of God, we honor the inherent dignity they possess. Welcoming people of all beliefs and backgrounds, we’re spreading life and light in every corner of our community, giving each person we serve the chance to rise above their circumstances and achieve independence.

"Catholic Social Services gave me the helping hand I needed to get back on my feet. Their support was more than financial—it was hope."

"Because of CSS, my children and I found a safe haven during our hardest times. They were with us every step of the way, helping us build a new life."

"The dignity and compassion I received from CSS in my senior years has made all the difference. I’ve been treated with respect and given opportunities to stay active and engaged."

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Center serves as a beacon for the Latino community in Columbus, Ohio offering not just aid but also a promise of hope and fulfillment. It’s a center where culture thrives, where struggles are met with understanding and support, and where future generations are inspired to carry on rich traditions with confidence and pride.

Volunteer

Volunteer

By giving your time or resources, you become part of Catholic Social Services' mission to uplift and renew our community. Volunteering offers you a chance to make a real impact—whether through mentorship, serving meals, or simply sharing a smile, your actions spark a chain reaction of good that reverberates through lives and across generations.

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Give

Give

Your generosity can initiate change and foster a community where every life is cherished. At Catholic Social Services, we bear witness to the transformative impact of donations as they pave the way for brighter futures, stronger families, and empowered individuals. Each contribution embodies a commitment to progress, the beauty of shared burdens, and, in harmony with our Catholic faith, the profound belief that serving the least of these is a direct service to Christ. Because every dollar has the potential to transform a life, together, we can reshape and renew our communities, neighborhoods, and families in ways we can't yet imagine.

Give

Volunteer

By giving your time or resources, you become part of Catholic Social Services’ mission to uplift and renew our community. Volunteering offers you a chance to make a real impact—whether through mentorship, serving meals, or simply sharing a smile, your actions spark a chain reaction of good that reverberates through lives and across generations.

Give

Your generosity can initiate change and foster a community where every life is cherished. At Catholic Social Services, we bear witness to the transformative impact of donations as they pave the way for brighter futures, stronger families, and empowered individuals. Each contribution embodies a commitment to progress, the beauty of shared burdens, and, in harmony with our Catholic faith, the profound belief that serving the least of these is a direct service to Christ. Because every dollar has the potential to transform a life, together, we can reshape and renew our communities, neighborhoods, and families in ways we can’t yet imagine.

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