Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Joins “We Are There” Campaign

We Are There Campaign
The initiative  promotes the live-giving work of the Catholic Charities network 

NEWS RELEASE
June 14, 2024

Contact: Rachel Hrbolich, Diocesan Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, (330) 744-8451, ext. 328; rhrbolich@youngstowndiocese.org

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Catholic Charities agencies in the Diocese of Youngstown are joining with the Catholic Charities network around the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities.

“At Catholic Charities, we are guided by the mission of compassion and service. In every act of kindness and every service provided, we strive to be a beacon of hope and love for our community. This national campaign, We Are There, beautifully underscores our commitment to standing with our neighbors through every challenge they face. Together, with support from the communities we serve, we can continue to make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it most.”  – Rachel Hrbolich, Diocesan Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown.

For over 100 years, the work at Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Youngstown has brought comfort, hope and relief to our neighbors in need, regardless of their faith. Our services currently reach every county in the Diocese, consisting of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull. Catholic Charities extends the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to those who are poor, vulnerable, and without hope. Through tangible assistance and other essential services, Catholic Charities affirms human dignity, meets basic human needs, strengthens families, builds communities, and empowers others to transform their lives.

The work that Catholic Charities does in the Diocese of Youngstown is mirrored by services provided at Catholic Charities agencies around the country. There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread out across the United States and its five territories. Collectively, the Catholic Charities network served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The dedicated, selfless staff of Catholic Charities agencies are aided in this work by the indispensable contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers nationwide. The services offered by each local Catholic Charities agency differ because they are tailored to the specific needs of the vulnerable members of their individual communities.

Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, organized and launched the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, the campaign will raise awareness for the work of Catholic Charities through a variety of national media outlets. Here in the Diocese of Youngstown, Catholic Charities will continue to highlight the different ways we aid and accompany our neighbors in need.

To learn more about the We Are There campaign, visit WeAreThere.US To learn how to volunteer or make a gift supporting the work of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, visit www.ccdoy.org/news/we-are-there

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