The devotion to helping others is a hallmark of the Catholic faith. We work to extend the reach and impact of human services-related programs into communities, as well as to encourage faith-based and community organizations in their work.
Human services organizations can meet the unique, immediate, and ongoing needs that prevent families from staying together and individuals from becoming productive members of the community.
Reaching out for help
People struggling with things like poverty, food insecurity, mental health issues, and addiction may find it difficult to ask for help. Connecting with the right person and/or human services agency can help make the first step easier.
A strong human services agency will:
- Have a clearly defined mission
- Respond to all inquiries promptly and professionally
- Treat people with compassion and respect
- Maintain confidentiality
- Illustrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Display full transparency in its record keeping
- Follow best practices at all levels of operation
Catholic Principles that Guide the Provision of Human Services
Catholic Community Connection Human Services Partners
To learn more about Catholic-based human services for you or a loved one, please contact us, or reach out directly to the partners.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland
7911 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
(800) 860-7373 • ccdocle.org
As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, carries out Christ’s healing mission across northeast Ohio. Along with their sister ministries of St. Augustine and Rose-Mary, Catholic Charities delivers more than 150 services at 60 locations to over 400,000 individuals each year—providing help and creating hope for people of every race and religion throughout the eight counties in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Focus areas include: family and community services; persons with disabilities; emergency and specialized services; treatment for the elderly and chronically ill; prevention and recovery services; parish outreach; and social justice.
2346 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 481-4823 • rmcle.org
Rose-Mary continues the ministry of Jesus Christ by nurturing individuals with disabilities and celebrating love, family, dignity, and faith within the community. They serve over 100 individuals each year through residential services and adult day services.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
Diocese of Cleveland
1404 E 9th St, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525 ext. 3150 • svdpcle.org
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) are known as Vincentians, and they’re united from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level to embrace all works of charity and justice.
As part of an established international network that offers emergency person-to-person service to those in need, SVDP Cleveland is a local human services and welfare organization that positively impacts the lives of more than 212,000 people annually across Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne counties.
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
1404 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525 • dioceseofcleveland.org
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland was founded on April 23, 1847. It is the twenty-third largest diocese in the United States. The diocese emcompasses the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Wayne and Ashland. There are over 613,000 Catholics in the Diocese, and Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland is one the largest diocesan systems of social services in the world. There are 185 parishes, 108 Catholic schools, one pastoral center and one mission offcie within the diocese. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is located in downtown Cleveland.