• Beautiful painting of two participants, Charlie & Dawn, painted by Daniel Whitely in 1990
    Charlie & Dawn
  • From the Journey to Bethlehem Mass - Bishop Roger giving a kiss to Carol Oden
    Bishop Roger Gries & Carol Oden
  • Students in the Continuing Adult Education Program on Halloween
    Students in the Continuing Adult Education Program on Halloween
  • Liturgical Dancers
    Liturgical Dancers at a Weekend Retreat

Catholic Charities Disability Services and Ministries offer persons with disabilities throughout the Diocese of Cleveland opportunities and resources to live life to their potential and to participate fully in Church and society.

Pic 1:  Marilyn Scott, Program Director, and Dennis McNulty, Director, Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Pic 2:  Catholic Charities employees support persons with Autism & those who love them!

Remembering Mary Stanescu
Mary, Social Worker from 1969-2000, has passed away
Mary Stanescu 1994

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mary Stanescu, our Social Worker for Catholic Charities Disability Services, from 1969 to 2000, has passed away.

Mary helped to create the foundation of Disability Services that has resulted in many services and supports to persons with disabilities.  She was a quiet person of hope and love.  As many of you do, we have many fond & funny memories of Mary and she will truly be missed.  It is ironic that her wake is on St. Patrick’s Day because to our knowledge, she never celebrated, but was delighted when we called it a day off!

Please keep Mary and her children in your prayers.

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.



Autism Awareness Month logo

Photo Gallery

Be sure to check out our photo gallery for recent photo’s!

Anicia with teachers

Annual Appeal

The theme “One in Christ” is particularly meaningful for persons with disabilities.