Parenting & Pregnancy

Available Assistance Programs

Catholic Charities includes the following services to help you and your family:

Central-city education childcare and youth center:

Catholic Club is a central-city educational childcare and youth center open to everyone, offering state-licensed childcare for children ages 18 months to 14 years old. Provides before- and after-school care (transporting to area schools); summer day camp, winter and spring break camps; open pool times, swim lessons and pool parties; camp-ins; and building and room rentals. The Challenge Course, a low ropes course for grade-school-age and older children, promotes leadership, self-esteem, respect and teamwork. Two large school buses are available for field trips and outings.

Interested in Baptism?

Please call the parish you would like your child baptized in for more information.

Abortion Support and Pro-Life Advocacy

Respect Life Ministry: "We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence." United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)- Pro-Life Activities

Project Rachel: Offers post-abortion healing. 419-260-5811

Miscarriage Support

The Catholic Church upholds the dignity and humanity of the unborn and acknowledges the immense sorrow experienced with miscarriage. For those who have undergone or who are undergoing a miscarriage, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Catholic Miscarriage Support gives practical, spiritual, and emotional resources after the loss of a child to miscarriage.