Category: Adoption & Foster Care

Community and the Guardian Society

Members of our Guardian Society community strongly believe in our mission of service.  We want to share with you stories of three of our Guardian Society families on why they joined. For the Vulnerable in “One of the reasons why our family supports St. Vincent’s is unconditional love and a safe home.  It’s something most of…

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In the Rooms Where Life Happens

In our Service Center are comfortable spaces for children to spend time with their birth parents. These visitation rooms provide a gathering place for children and families who seek guidance in situations of adoption, foster care, or other family needs. There we provide toys for children, changing tables, books and seats for families to spend…

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Decades of Dedication

Decades of dedication from staff have helped the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home prosper. Desmond Tutu once stated “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”  At the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home, we strive to create a sense of family amongst our children and…

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Golf and Heroes of Adoption

Golf! Golf! It’s time for golf! For 15 years The Wendy’s Charity Golf classic has raised over $1.3 million for adoption programs in Michigan and northern Ohio with the help of local heroes.  One of those programs includes Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a special program created by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  Here a quick…

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Remembering History

REMEMBERING HISTORY – A LETTER FROM THE CEO History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. Lord Acton Dear Friends and Supporters, It is my honor to present this version of our regular newsletter. We begin by reflecting on the incredibly positive impact that has occurred over the decades…

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Adoption Creates Unusual Friendships

In nearly 70 years of service, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) has seen how adoption creates friendship. This particular story spans 25 years and counting. Woven through this story is extraordinary care provided by STVCC from both its adoption and counseling departments.  This story also features friendships which have grown way beyond neighbors borrowing a cup…

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A Purpose Under Heaven

A  Purpose Under Heaven: Helping Families Finding a purpose under Heaven challenges every person, and requires practice and patience. Yet St. Vincent Catholic Charities is on the leading edge of solving a very real problem in our community.  One of the newest arrows in the Counseling program’s quiver is Seasons: Supporting Families Through Serious Illness.  It is…

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Dear Foster Parents, We Admire You

Dear Foster Parents, We want to thank you for your undying resolve and commitment to our Foster Care program.  Each day we admire the sacrifices you make to help our children and teens.  It fills us with joy when you share your latest accomplishments, and we empathize with you on those days when your resolve…

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The Lengths We’ll Go

Have you ever questioned the lengths we’ll go for the kids we care for? Meet Whitney, our Adoption Recruiter who spends her time at St. Vincent Catholic Charities managing the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) program.  The WWK program operates as part of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. It specializes in finding homes for those…

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Preparing Child Welfare Professionals

I have held numerous roles within the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Child Welfare program, where I have witnessed the field change drastically over the past few years. In such a fluid child welfare community, here are certain training practices that greatly aide future child welfare professionals, help agencies and can improve the overall child welfare field….

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