2019 Catholic Appeal

CMA Ministry: Catholic Charities and Catholic Social Services

There are two agencies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that provide extensive programming to serve around 200,000 people each year who are hungry, lonely, suffering, at-risk or in need. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley each receive yearly funds from the Catholic Ministries Appeal to assist in their work. Both ministries are guided and inspired by the Catholic faith as they serve the people of our community.  

Catholic Charities, located in Cincinnati, provides services in the following counties:

  • Brown
  • Butler
  • Clark
  • Champaign
  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Logan

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, located in Dayton, Ohio, provides services in the following counties:

  • Auglaize
  • Darke
  • Greene
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Preble
  • Shelby

“Catholic Charities and Catholic Social Services are more than social services agencies of the Church. With your help, both of these vital agencies fulfill the mission of charity given to us by Jesus in the Gospel. Thank you for your support of, and participation in, this mission,“ said Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning the important work of these ministries.

Donations to the Catholic Ministries Appeal assist with a variety of concerns in the region. Every year the agencies address hunger by providing millions of pounds of food distributed through food pantries, food banks and emergency food relief. Both organizations also provide family services which include mental health counseling, pregnancy and parenting support, professional counseling and senior services. Refugee resettlement is also an important component at each agency.

Both agencies serve as an extension of charity from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to the community. They are both recognized for exemplary work in their communities. Your support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal will enable these agencies to continue that work for years to come.

More information about Catholic Charities can be found at https://ccswoh.org/

More information about Catholic Social Services can be found at http://www.cssmv.org/

Check out this video from last year’s CMA that featured the Mobile Food Pantry Ministry at Catholic Charities

David Kissell