“To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.” —Pope Francis
We have begun our 2019 Partners in Giving campaign, which we hold every year with the mission of continuing the work of Jesus Christ by responding to the critical needs within Summit County. This year we’ve set a goal of $75,000, which will help fund three of our local services: Behavioral Health & Recovery, Camp Christopher and Basic Needs.
Tom’s Journey: A Recovery Story
Meet Tom, a Catholic Charities Summit County employee, who shares his journey from addiction to recovery coach.
Every person, no matter their social standing, has been created in the image and likeness of God and is worthy of respect. This value guides our staff at St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center as they help clients from local communities begin their pathway into recovery.
Recovery affects all of us. Help us provide hope within Summit County by giving now:
“At camp you get out of your comfort zone, and you experience new things with people you don’t know. You make long-last friends.”
– Counselor –
“This is a good, safe environment and it’s a good place for the people to come to hang out,
other than just eat.”
– Consumer –
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY
“Catholic Charities gave me back my hope in humanity. It taught me that there are people who genuinely care. That it isn’t about the dollar. That we, as human beings, matter.”
– Recovery Coach Supervisor –