Our Mission Statement

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has served the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our programs have changed over the years, but our commitment to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome stranger has not wavered.

The Catholic Charities Mission is to Serve, Enlighten, and Empower:

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  • SERVE the community to in turn serve the vulnerable. We serve and we invite the community to serve the poor, just as Jesus invited us to do as He washed the feet of the apostles
  • ENLIGHTEN the community to see God’s love for the poor. Catholic Charities is not limited to the staff performing human services. Our larger purpose is to provide for the faithful of the Archdiocese and the community to serve the poor. Our first action is outreach to volunteers and parishes to actively participate in our programs and to both understand and live Catholic Social Doctrine.
  • EMPOWER the community so all God’s Children rise from spiritual and material poverty. Our serving is not aimed at enabling those who are suffering to continue in the same situation. We serve with the goal of all God’s children rising from their spiritual and material poverty. We also empower the affluent to rise from the poverty of materiality by serving others.

Catholic Charities focuses on engaging the community in our mission. This engagement is as important as providing our program services.

The mission statement is both Gospel based and from Catholic Social Doctrine. The mission is also Trinitarian (i.e. the Holy Trinity of Father, Son & Holy Spirit that is God):

  • Serve – Son
  • Enlighten – Father
  • Empower – Spirit

Catholic Charities is known for our excellent service which we provide in a loving way to serve the community with high quality programs. We are always looking to expand our services, strengthen program quality, and build community support.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16.). We live that scripture through our mission as we Enlighten, Serve and Empower.