Human Services with
Catholic Community Connection

Catholic Community Connection serves as a resource to all people within the Diocese of Cleveland. We are strengthened by strategic collective efforts, and Catholic Community Connection is dedicated to enhancing collaboration among Catholic organizations in the Diocese of Cleveland.

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

The needs of the poor and the vulnerable should be given preferential treatment.
The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
A healthy community can only be achieved if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.
We are one human family, regardless of national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences.
We show respect for the Creator by stewardship of creation.
All people have a right and a duty to participate in society.

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 •

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.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525 •

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.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
Diocese of Cleveland

1404 E 9th St, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525 ext. 3150 •

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.