• Beautiful painting of two participants, Charlie & Dawn, painted by Daniel Whitely in 1990
    Charlie & Dawn
  • Camp Happiness staff with two boys from our Migration and Refugee Services
    Camp staff with 2 boys from our Migration and Refugee Services
  • 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

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.

Sr. Corita Ambro, CSJCongratulations Sr. Corita Ambro!

Celebrating 60 Years as a Sister of St. Joseph

Most of you are familiar with Sr. Corita Ambro from St. Augustine Parish in Cleveland! Her “official title” is Program Director, Catholic Charities Ministry to Persons with Disabilities, a role Sister Corita has held for 44 years…but who’s counting! But, as you know, she has many other roles…Pastoral Minister at St. Augustine Parish; Director of the St. Augustine Hunger Center; and Director of the St. Augustine Job Training Program. Most of us know her as the Mother Theresa of Tremont!

Sr. Corita has a huge heart. She is a presence not only in the Tremont neighborhood, but in the Diocese of Cleveland and in the Deaf Community! She serves and ministers daily. You will never meet someone more dedicated to persons with disabilities, to the poor, to the Deaf and to the community.

In addition to all of these roles, Sr. Corita has been with the Sisters of St. Joseph for 60 years!! What a wonderful accomplishment, which shows her dedication to God above all!

Also celebrating 60 years as a Sister of St. Joseph is Sr. Mary Hough, who also attended school at St. Augustine’s!  Congratulations to Sr. Corita & Sr. Mary!!

You can see pictures on our photo gallery.

Remembering Charlie Reeves – 1957-2014Charlie Reeves birthday

We are sad to inform you that our friend Charlie Reeves passed away on Sunday.  Charlie has been involved with Disability Services for years and was a good friend.   He was very active with our weekend retreat program & with our Saturday class.  He was also a Eucharistic Minister at St Ann’s (Communion of Saints) and at our Journey to Bethlehem Mass.  We’re certain he is at home with Jesus and is enjoying the company of his parents who he missed so much.

Charlie’s picture hangs in our hall, is on our website and is the cover photo on our Face Book page .  It’s a nice reminder of our friend and the joy that he brought.  He will be missed.

Please remember Charlie, his family & friends in your prayers.

Marilyn & Dennis

Featured Video

Every so often we will feature a video showing the strength & love of/for persons with disabilities.

Team Hoyt picture

Photo Gallery

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

Staff from Camp Happiness Lakewood with Abukar and Muntadher, two campers from Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

Annual Appeal

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