Diocese of Cleveland (Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne Counties) – With great joy and tremendous thankfulness, Cleveland Catholic Charities announces this year marks its 100th anniversary of caring for neighbors in need throughout the Diocese of Cleveland.  Over the past ten decades, Cleveland Catholic Charities has helped shape the face of Northeast Ohio – millions have been touched by this organization, each with a unique story to share.

With this sentiment, Cleveland Catholic Charities will begin sharing a sampling of these stories on Monday, April 23, 2012.  Starting that day and continuing every weekday until September 14, 2012 a different story will be shared highlighting the numerous programs and populations served by Cleveland Catholic Charities since 1912.   In total, 100 stories will be told over 100 days through the website: https://clecatholicchar100.wordpress.com/

While a majority of the stories have already been collected, there is still a chance to be a part of this event!  Anyone who has had a personal experience with Cleveland Catholic Charities is encouraged to share their story for consideration.  Please contact Samantha Mealy, Director of Marketing & Communications, to contribute – or with media inquires – at 216.334.2906 or via e-mail at smealy@clevelandcatholiccharities.org.

About Catholic Charities:

 St. Teresa of Avila reminds us: “Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.”  It is with this sentiment that Cleveland Catholic Charities operates.  We serve those in need with the same compassion and humility that Christ did two thousand years ago.  Our services cover a wide geography (eight counties), diverse population (from family and children services, emergency assistance, persons with disabilities, and older adults), and are provided to anyone regardless of their personal creed or beliefs. 

 Mission Statement:

 Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel message, the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services continues the mission of Jesus by providing vision and leadership for those who respond to the health and human needs and the social concerns of the people of the Diocese of Cleveland. We extend the reign of God in this time and place as we work with others to build a just and compassionate society that respects the dignity of every person.

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