Volunteer and Outreach Ministries

 

Missioned to incarnate the love of our good and provident God, we devote ourselves to serving others, responding to the needs of the times and those who are poor and marginalized. Many of the ministries listed here have been featured in our quarterly magazine, Network. See below to learn how you can participate, support or become a volunteer in a ministry that interests you.

Learn more about the variety of social service programs Sisters are involved with to suit your own interests.

Cuvilly House – Cleveland, Ohio
Cuvilly House is a ministry center offering opportunities for young adults including retreats, discernment helps, spiritual mentoring, service opportunities, faith-based living in a community, friendship and fun. It provides services to young adults in their 20s and 30s, both single and married, who desire to deepen their relationship with God, with other young adult Catholics and with the poor. For more information on how to get involved, contact Sr. Kate Hine, SND at sndcuvilly@ndec.org.

Blessing House – Lorain, Ohio
Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for children and support for families. Blessing House offers a variety of services including a homelike environment; transportation to school and doctors’ appointments; healthy meals and exercise; resource information as needed to help meet their needs. Learn how you can help at the Blessing House here.

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries – Cleveland, Ohio
The purpose of Collinwood Catholic Ministries is to respond to unmet needs of families and individuals in the Collinwood area in collaboration with various churches, social service agencies, neighborhood groups, and other. Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries offers programs for all ages from pregnancy and childbirth to senior citizens. Collinwood makes connections to other agencies and is working toward helping create a neighborhood of hope and peace. Contact Sr. Mary Ellen Brinovec, Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland at mebrinovec@ursulinesisters.org for more information.

House of Champions – Cleveland, Ohio
House of Champions provides a nurturing and safe setting with a family-like environment where children in Grades 1 to 4 have additional opportunities to learn life skills which will give them the confidence to succeed.  The focus is on strengthening academic achievements, practicing communication techniques, and learning respectful and appropriate social skills. House of Champions offers their services Monday through Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Click here to sign up online or download our volunteer form.

Renee Jones Empowerment Center – Cleveland, Ohio
The Renee Jones Empowerment Center (RJEC) is the only Northeast Ohio 501(c)(3) agency committed to providing life coaching and aftercare services to those with the courage to break the human trafficking cycle. RJEC shines a light on the dark side of humankind and offers a hope-filled approach to getting lives back on a positive track. The RJEC’s “Project Red Cord” comprehensively addresses the long-term effects of human trafficking through supportive life coaching and by managing individualized care services such as: assistance with educational resources, food, safe housing, job training, legal assistance, and medical and psychological care. The RJEC also offers inter-generational support groups; art therapy; journaling; court advocacy; and incarceration and re-entry support. Click here to learn more.

Women’s Outreach Center – Cleveland, Ohio
The River’s Edge Women’s Outreach Center is a non-profit program designed to support women who have experienced homelessness, are in transition, and in need of support. Women’s Outreach Center empowers women as they strive realize their potential and attain self-sufficiency. For more information about this ministry and their programs, click here.

International Ministry
Notre Dame Global Missions works to address challenges and to improve the lives of those living in extreme poverty in the following countries: Tanzania, Africa | Jamalpur, India