1940sThe end of WWII spiked a need for social services programs.
1945Bishop Michael J. Ready established Catholic Social Services.
1945Monsignor William E. Kappes was named Director.
1947-1948Opened the following programs: Counseling, Foster Care, Adoption and the Resettlement of Displaced Persons.
1949Branches included Newark, Licking, Muskingum, Zanesville, and Franklin counties.
1950sCold War, communism, Korean War, Hungarian Revolution, Eastern European refugees, Brown vs Board, Civil Rights
1952Participated in the Franklin County Welfare Study creating a standard for grants.
1955Began the Homemaker Services Program.
1957Expanded services to include Scioto County, opened offices in Zanesville and Portsmouth.
1960sVietnam War, Civil Rights, US relations with Cuba, first man on the moon, and JFK assassination
1960New President, Monsignor Lawrence J. Corcoran, is appointed.
1965Monsignor Corcoran appointed Executive Secretary of National Catholic Charities USA in DC.
1967CSS moved from South Sixth Street to its current location at 197 East Gay Street.
1970sVietnam war continues, women’s employment rights/ equal pay for equal work, and Watergate scandal
1971First female President, Helen McDaniel is appointed.
1972Monsignor Corcoran leads the creation of the Cadre Report of the National Conference of Catholic Charities.
1976–77Began the Senior Companion & Senior Care program; CSS services extended to Dover and began services to residents of Seton Square.
1980sReaganomics, AIDS, good economy, commercialism materialism, fall of the Berlin Wall, and stock market crash
1982Accredited by Council on Accreditation.
1982Began the Transportation Program in Licking County, Housing for homeless families, and Holy Rosary Family Shelter.
1987New President, Sara Murphy, is appointed.
1990sEarly 90s recession, Gulf War/Desert Storm, and mid-90s economic boom
1990–92Launched Payee, Giving Tree, Project Rachel, homebased Family Services, and opened the St. Aloysius Family Center Kid’s Club.
1993Bishop James A. Griffin hosted the inaugural Breakfast with the Bishop.
1994–95Took over the Family Center on East Patterson and opened the Sherard Health Clinic.
1999Opened the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center Food Pantry.
2000s2000 dot-com burst, 9/11, War on Terror, housing crisis, Great Recession, and immigration growth
2000–02Launched programs for Job Readiness and Immigrant and Refugee Services.
2002New President, Don Wisler, is appointed.
2006First Spirit of Hope Gala.
2006–07CSS was awarded the BBB Integrity Award, the Mundo Hispano Award for Best Non-Profit Organization, and the Healthcare Heroes Award.
2010sWar on Terror continues, changing immigration policies/ increase of Hispanics in US, and troubled foreign economics
2010–17Launched the Money Management, Pathways to Hope, HOME Choice, Foster Grandparents, Friendly Visiting, Maternal Health Counseling, and Seton Service Coordination Programs.
2014The St. Francis Center in Portsmouth moved into a monastery.
2014New President, Rachel Lustig, is appointed.
2017Our Lady of Guadalupe Center was transformed into a community center.
2017Named Columbus Foundation’s, Five Non-Profits to Watch.
2019Awarded $1.2 M to replicate Stay the Course® program.
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