Tom enjoys the connections he makes as a recovery coach with St. John the Baptist Recovery Outreach Center in Akron. He has battled substance abuse, and that makes his job that much more personal. “Recovery is something that I need in order to live and that I need to share. To be able to do that through Catholic Charities has just been overwhelming for me,” he says.

The center opened in April 2019 thanks in large part to an Annual Appeal earmarked for expanding substance abuse programs. Because of this, an addiction-free future becomes more attainable for members of the community. “By donating to Catholic Charities, you’ve helped save lives,” Arthur says.

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