Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities

Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities

Diocesan Department of Catholic Charities

Contact Information

Rachel A. Hrbolich, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities
144 West Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
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Phone: (330) 744-8451

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Dear Friends,

On behalf of Catholic Charities’ staff, volunteers, and board members from across the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown, thank you for visiting our website.

One of the most common misconceptions about Catholic Charities is that we only serve people who are Catholic.  This is simply not true!  Catholic Charities serves all people in need, as resources allow, regardless of their faith or lack of faith.  Our role as Catholic Charities is to extend the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to those who are poor, vulnerable and without hope.  We do this because we are Catholic and recognize our responsibility as outlined by our Holy Father Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel:  “. . . to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor, as well as small daily acts of solidarity in meeting the real needs which we encounter.”

Serving others through encounter, accompaniment, and love is what Catholic Charities is all about.  I invite you to engage with us in the following ways:

  • Pray for those who need our services, and for our life-affirming ministries that provide help and create hope for thousands of people each year;
  • Serve the needs of others by contacting the Catholic Charities office nearest you to learn how your time and talent can be applied to volunteer opportunities;
  •  Collect material goods, such as non-perishable food items, hygiene and paper products, cleaning supplies, and other essentials that our clients need as they work towards greater financial self-sufficiency;
  •  Participate in the annual Diocesan Appeal: One in Mission, One in Hope, which provides necessary funding for Catholic Charities’ efforts; and
  •  Leave a Legacy by remembering Catholic Charities in your will or estate plan.

 Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities.  May God bless you for all that you do to serve the needs of others.

Rachel A. Hrbolich
Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities


“Catholic Charities” refers to the Office within the Diocese responsible for carrying out the responsibilities and activities of the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation (DOYCCC). The DOYCCC is a Member Corporation whose Chairman is the diocesan bishop, and whose affiliate agencies include the following:

Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County
Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties
Catholic Charities Regional Agency, serving Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull Counties

Each of the three DOYCCC affiliate agencies is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) organization with its own local Board of Directors, administrative leadership, and staff. Certain reserved powers related to the governance of the affiliate agencies are reserved for the diocesan bishop in accordance with the DOYCCC and affiliate agencies’ Codes of Regulations.

The functional role of the DOYCCC is to coordinate and oversee the provision of social and housing services throughout the Diocese of Youngstown to ensure that the mission shared among the affiliate agencies is fulfilled: to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. The DOYCCC convenes the affiliate agencies on a regular basis to pray, dialogue, plan, share ideas and resources, and explore new initiatives. The DOYCCC also offers technical and administrative assistance in the areas of fund raising, marketing, development, parish relations, board and staff training, and formation.


The First Step to Service program is a service-learning opportunity for students developed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Youngstown are part of a larger network of organizations and ministries that serve the needs of others as Jesus would.

The First Step to Service Program will benefit schools and students alike, by–

  • Strengthening the connection between Catholic Charities and school aged youth
  • Providing opportunities for students to deepen their faith
  • Cultivating the minds of service-minded young people


Access Resources – School Year 2023/2024


The Office of Peace and Justice promotes the themes of Catholic Social Teaching, particularly the dignity of the human person, through education, advocacy, and prayer.

Director of Peace and Justice, R.J. Mangan, provides opportunities for the Catholic faithful to engage with various aspects of the Church’s robust social mission, coordinating and collaborating with others of good will to influence public policy for the sake of the common good.


Click here for more information.


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