Catholic Charities Health & Human Services – Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

 “Promoting Peace and Justice by Advocating for the Poor and Powerless”



Contact us:

2500 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

Phone (440) 244-6037    Fax (440) 244-2587



Sharon Kleppel, Executive Director



The Catholic Action Commission of Lorain County acts as the social action agency of  the Diocese of Cleveland in Lorain County.

As a Commission, we believe that faith and justice are joined together.  Our function is to

act as an advocacy group to discover the root causes of problems and issues, influence public policy and be a catalyst for social change.




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Diocesan Education & Training Center for Social Justice: Calendar of Events


ACTION ALERTS – For the latest Diocesan Social Action Office Action Alerts…

Diocesan Social Action Office latest legislative action alert… via DSAO home page

For more Action Alerts, visit: DSAO action alert archives

Subscribe to the CACLC “Sowers of Justice” E-mail Action Alert Network


For other advocacy issues…

Visit the Diocesan Social Action Office main webpage at:

or the Dioc. Council on Global Solidarity


  PARISH OUTREACH SERVICES:  “Developing Parish Social Action”

         •  Diocesan Education & Training Center for Social Justice
“Sowers of Justice: Leadership for the Common Good” 5-part Leadership Series

         •  Resources, materials & reflection guides for Parish programs

         •  Parish Outreach Network  (Call 244-6037 to become a your parish’s representative)

         •  Programs, Training & Technical Assistance for Parishes


  SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION:  “Developing Lay Leadership”

         •  The Advocate Newsletter    (Click here to subscribe)

         •  Catholic Social Teaching education & training – CST on-line summary

         •  Parish Outreach Network  (Call 244-6037 to become a your parish’s representative)

         •  “Church in the City” Parish Programs & Training

         •  Community-based Issues Forums


  ADVOCACY/ISSUES:  “Addressing Public Policy”

           Latest Dioc. Legislative Hotline

         •  “Sowers of Justice Network” E-mail Alerts to speak up for justice – Click the link to subscribe!

         •  Faith-based Issue Analysis & Policy Response

         •  Building Community Alliances around Local Issues


  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:  “Catalyzing Community Organizing"

         •  FAITH House (Families In Transitional Housing) …serving single-parent homeless families

         •  Lorain County Furniture Bank …furnishing families with dignity

         •  Parish Involvement in Neighborhood Development & Neighborhood Resident Leadership



         •  “WORD OF THE DAY” Youth Non-Violence Program

         •  GERT WIRSCHAM JUSTICE FUND  Parish Project Fund



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