Catholic Charities is raising funds & awareness for Mental Health & Addiction Services

Double Your Impact: $100,000 Matching Gift June 1 - 30! 

The Impact of Your Donation:

  • Provide immediate assistance for those seeking care by calling 1-800-860-7373
  • Continue to deliver telehealth services to anyone across all eight counties in the Diocese of Cleveland
  • Offer training and continuing education to counselors as they help clients in a post-pandemic world
  • Increase awareness for new Central Intake System

Catholic Charities Offers Assistance Across Northeast Ohio

In 2020, Catholic Charities served a total of 4,289 individuals who were seeking help from their behavioral health programs and services. As clients became more comfortable with telehealth and the requests for counseling and psychiatric assistance grew, Catholic Charities improved their response by creating a Central Intake System to increase accessibility and give immediate access to any program across all eight counties served by Catholic Charities.

  • With 70 therapists across the system, clients have been able to receive treatment regardless of location.

Mental Illness in Ohio During COVID-19

The U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse survey found almost 4 in 10 Ohio adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to only one in ten adults in 2019. Stressors stemming directly from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as lack of supports and difficulty balancing remote work while caring for children, have contributed to a higher incidence of anxiety and depression. Unemployment, lost wages, loss of health coverage, eviction and housing insecurity stemming from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 are also likely to increase stressors that negatively impact mental health.

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