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New Catholic Charities outreach center to open in Akron; Bishop Perez to bless the center

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April 1, 2019

Catholic Charities Summit County is set to open its new St. John the Baptist Community Outreach Center at 1034 Brown Street, in Akron, Friday, April 5, at 9 a.m. The Most Reverend Bishop Nelson Perez will bless the new center which will house intensive outpatient, counseling and recovery coach services.

This new recovery support services program is designed to help those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. In partnership with United Way and Summa Health System, this new outreach center will help provide access to treatment services for clients coming to the Barberton Hospital’s Emergency Department.

The opening of the St. John the Baptist Community Outreach Center has been made possible through the generous financial support of donors to the 2018 Catholic Charities follow-up Annual Appeal.

Catholic Charities Summit County assists clients with treatment services, recovery coaches, and material needs such as phones, transport, and living expenses – anything that will help someone stay in treatment. Programs serve individuals of all faiths and ethnicities. Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Charities continues the mission of Jesus by responding to those in need through an integrated system of quality services designed to respect the dignity of every person and build a just and compassionate society.

As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission here in Northeast Ohio. In Summit County, Catholic Charities operates a number of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Help Me Grow, Addiction Recovery Services, Emergency Assistance, Community Hot Meals, and a Food Pantry. Catholic Charities’ broad spectrum of services help people grow and thrive in their youth, all the way through the late stages of life.

Samantha Mealy

Deacon Jim Armstrong
216-696-6525 Ext. 3290

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