Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Compassion and Support for Columbus's Hispanic/Latino Individuals and Families

In the heart of Columbus, there’s a growing need for cultural connection and support in the expanding Latino community. And that is why Catholic Social Services launched the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center in 2019. Here we meet people and families where they are,  to overcome the unique challenges they face. The center offers crucial services like English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, healthy family support, entrepreneurial and legal aid workshops, and access to a culturally appropriate food pantry. But it’s more than that. It’s about building a community, embracing diversity, and being a strong support system for families looking for stability and growth in their new home.

Serving Latino Communities

As a signature initiative of Catholic Social Services, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center plays a crucial role in the social fabric of Columbus, Ohio. Our purpose is to serve the low-income Hispanic/Latino community and immigrants. We generously provide resources and support to families, empowering them to become self-sufficient. We provide holistic programs, helping move families from crisis management to stabilizing, transformative services that make a lasting difference. Using our proven process, these services help families overcome obstacles before their challenges compound and move forward on their journey to economic stability.

Benefits & Resources

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center extends a warm welcome of support to all members of the Hispanic/Latino community.  Not only does our Center offer a comforting haven, but it also provides invaluable community assistance and aid resources, including:

  • Access to essential culturally appropriate food supplies through our food pantry.
  • Educational resources to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • Legal information to help you navigate new systems.
  • Community events that encourage integration and personal development.

How to Connect with Us

Access to our services at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center begins with a simple step – reaching out. The center is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Here’s how you can get the support you need.

Case Management Services:

  • Available Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • To schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate case managers, please call our center at (614) 340-7061.

Pantry and Center Availability:

  • Individuals should call 211 to make an appointment.  We are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays during two shifts at 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM.

Whether you need groceries for the week, have a legal question, or want to connect with the community, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center is here to help. Join our supportive environment and let us assist you in thriving, gaining independence, and growing on your own unique journey. As a direct result of our Catholic commitment to our community and those we support, all services are provided free of charge.

How You Can Help:

Your help means a lot to us as we support families in need. There are a few ways you can pitch in: give a donation, provide food items, or volunteer at our center.

What We Need:

  • Dry Goods: Rice, Dry Beans (black or pinto), Cooking Oil, Sugar, Salt, Spaghetti
  • Canned Goods: Tuna in water, Vegetables, Fruits, Tomato Sauce, Condensed Milk
  • Personal Care Items: Detergent (dishwashing/laundry), Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Diapers, Diaper Wipes, Toilet Paper, Cleaning Supplies

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Organizing and stocking food shelves
  • Assisting clients as a personal shopper
  • Offering child care during parent classes
  • Teaching English or Spanish lessons

If you need help or have any questions about what we do, email ServeAsNeighbors@colscss.org or visit our volunteer calendar by clicking below. We’re here for you and truly value your support.

"The Catholic Social Services, Guadalupe Center became my second home where I found friends, support, and the resources I needed to find my footing in a new country."

"The language classes and legal aid provided by Our Lady of Guadalupe Center were invaluable; they helped me navigate through the most challenging times."

"Thanks to Catholic Social Services, my family and I have access to quality food and a strong support network that understands our culture."