Catholic Conference of Ohio
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Issues - Catholic Conference of Ohio

Resources on Hunger

Catholic Charities USA 

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Rural Life

USCCB Agriculture, Nutrition and Rural Issues

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Ohio Scholarship Programs

Learn more about:
Ed Choice and Ed Choice Expansion
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Cleveland Scholarship Program
Autism Scholarship Program

Resources for Prison Ministry & Criminal Justice

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Policy regarding Roman Catholic - Orthodox Religious Services

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Resources on Human Trafficking

To report a trafficking tip, call  the National Human Trafficking Hotline Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888, a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.


Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

The Amistad Movement is a human trafficking education and awareness campaign for immigrant communities. It is an initiative of the Anti-Trafficking Program of the Migration and Refugee Services Department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The SHEPHERD Campaign is a campaign to help Catholics learn more about human trafficking, as well as work with their parish community to address this issue.


Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.

By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.

Resources on Housing and Homelessness

USCCB Resources on Housing

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Save the Dream Ohio Initiative: Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Program

Health Care Resources


The Ohio Benefits website will enable Ohio residents to check eligibility and apply for a variety of benefits including Medicaid, food & cash assistance, WIC, energy assistance, child care, work, and unemployment.

Gambling and Gaming Resources

Ohio 24 hr. Problem Gambling Hotline: 1-800-589-9966

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Ohio For Responsible Gambling

Take the Quiz

Resources for Gambling and Gaming Help

Test Event


Ohio Diocesan Protect Children Programs

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Diocese of Cleveland

Diocese of Columbus

Diocese of Steubenville

Diocese of Toledo

Diocese of Youngstown

Byzantine Eparchy of Parma

Romanian Eparchy of St. George in Canton

Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat in Parma