Supportive Services

You Are Not Alone

At the core of our Supportive Services is our faith-driven mission to provide personalized assistance that addresses the unique needs of each senior we serve. This includes help with housing, furniture, benefits, and medical advocacy, among other services. We aim to support our clients’ diverse requirements, empowering them to maintain their independence at home. At Catholic Social Services (CSS), we honor seniors’ dignity by offering tailored support that enables them to age in place in their communities. We aim to help seniors in Franklin and Licking counties live a life of dignity and choice.

Individualized Care

Every senior has a unique set of needs and preferences, and our Supportive Services reflect that individuality. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we collaborate with you to design a service plan that aligns with your specific circumstances. Our commitment is to work with you to fulfill your goals, ensuring that your voice is heard and respected every step of the way.

Requirements

To enroll in Supportive Services, seniors, defined as 60 years of age or older, must live in Licking County or in Franklin County within the following zip code areas: 43068, 43109, 43110, 43119, 43123, 43125, 43126, 43137, 43146, 43201, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209, 43213, 43215, 43217, 43222, 43223, 43227, 43228, 43232.

How to Access Our Services

Accessing our Supportive Services is a straightforward process. Interested seniors (60+) or their representatives in Franklin or Licking County can connect with us simply and easily:

In Franklin County – Columbus, please contact Joann Wright, Intake Social Worker, at (614) 857-1212 or email jwright@colscss.org

In Licking County – Newark, please please contact Tim McCracken, Program Coordinator,  at (740) 345-2565 or email tmccracken@colscss.org.

Once you reach out, we will arrange a visit to your home for a comprehensive evaluation. This evaluation will help us to determine which services will best support your individual circumstances and goals.

Our Promise

You are not alone in this journey. With CSS Supportive Services, you can be confident that regardless of your challenges, there’s a compassionate team of professionals ready to provide assistance. 

We promise to help you meet the goals you set, ensuring that you can live independently and on your own terms. With CSS by your side, your golden years can truly shine.

"We've never had a bad visit. We always have a good time together."

"This program is really, really worth it. I thank God for my companion."

"I love being a senior companion because it's nice to meet people. It's just wonderful to meet and become friends."

"My companion brightens my day; she's like a sister."

"I am having a blast with my clients. We are so happy to be matched together. I have not had one regret since I started, working with the Senior Companion Program".