Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.
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 here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, MAGIC Mentors, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Our broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.
Catholic Charities Summit County Opens Its New St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center
Catholic Charities Summit County (CC Summit) opened its new St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center on Brown Street Friday, April 5th. The Most Reverend Bishop Nelson Perez addressed the crowd of more than 100 and blessed the new Center, which will house Intensive Outpatient, Counseling and Recovery Coach services. Also taking part were Catholic Charities President and CEO Patrick Gareau, St. John the Baptist Pastor Father Jonathan Zingales, Summit ADM Executive Director Gerald Craig, CC Summit Director Catherine Their and CC Summit Behavioral Health Supervisor Andy Davis. Radio Station 91.3 The Summit was on hand to provide music and sound for the event.
The Recovery Support Services program is designed to help those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. In partnership with United Way and Summa Health System, CC Summit will provide barrier removal and access to treatment services for clients coming to Barberton Hospital’s Emergency Department. The CC Summit team will link clients with treatment services, recovery coaches, and material needs such as phones, transport, and living expenses – anything that will help someone stay in treatment. CC Summit is partnering with the Akron Area YMCA, through a grant from the Ridgecliff Foundation, to provide fitness center passes to clients to promote physical fitness, a key component in addiction recovery.