In February, we began our first program, Triumph Over Trauma. Sr. Katherine has been able to continue counseling the participants via video chat.

Sacred Heart Center of Hope

is a faith-based counseling and prayer ministry center under the auspices of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Steubenville in Ohio.  Our specialization is the treatment of the effects of adverse childhood experiences, (ACEs) which include physical and sexual abuse, neglect, separation (foster care, adoption, divorce, death), and other household problems affecting children such as domestic/partner violence, substance abuse, imprisonment and mental illness.  We also treat people who have suffered other forms of trauma. We treat adults and children.  We provide prevention programs, trauma therapy/counseling, and prayer ministry/spiritual enrichment.  


Our mission is to break the cycle of trauma by healing one heart at a time. The blending of professional excellence with the power of faith and prayer is what makes our services unique and graced. Our vision for the Center invites our local Christian community to be the loving heart of Christ for those who have suffered.  


We seek to bring healing to people of all ages who have suffered from childhood adverse conditions or other forms of trauma.  We provide prevention programs, trauma therapy/counseling, and prayer ministry.  See "services" tab for the specific programs offered.

of Love and Healing

We are an outreach of the Catholic community and other Christians who have a heart for those who are suffering and desire healing.  We provide spiritual enrichment and Christian healing programs to strengthen the spiritual lives of those involved in the Center and those interested in deepening their faith.

Current and Future Staff

Sr. Katherine Caldwell serves the Center as Mission and Program Developer.  She has been spearheading the founding of the Center under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Steubenville, Ohio.  Her background includes formation and leadership roles in the founding of the Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother.  She has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; she is a nationally certified counselor, licensed in Ohio, and a certified trauma therapist.  With her prior advanced degrees in spirituality, her specialty is in integrating faith and prayer into the therapeutic process.

Please pray for the right persons to fill future positions

  • Clinical Director

  • Volunteers  

Christ Is the One Who Heals:
Giving Thanks for the Future Center

On April 9, 2018, the planning team celebrated the beginning of our renovations by having a prayer service and lunch.  Sr. Katherine shared a 3 minute reflection from Luke 8 on the healing of the woman with a hemorrhage and the daughter of Jairus.  We give thanks in advance for the healing that many  adults, children and families will receive through Christ and His Body of believers ministering at Sacred Heart Center of Hope. 

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Diocese of Stuebenville

422 Washingtoton St.

P.O. Box 969

Steubenville, Ohio 43952

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