Category: Children’s Home

Join Us in Celebrating 70 Years of Service

This year is a special one as it marks 70 years since St. Vincent Catholic Charities opened its doors to serve the community’s most vulnerable. Opening in 1948, St. Vincent Catholic Charities was formally known as Catholic Social Services (CSS) and promoted the adoption of children. A couple years later, St. Vincent Home for Children…

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Your donations making a difference

One way your donations are making a difference is every other week a young girl at our Children’s Home gets to participate in horse therapy, where she is assigned a teacher and a horse named Cinnamon. During her time with Cinnamon, she has learned the importance of caring for her horse while learning to bridle…

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Miles of difference

Just three years ago a relationship between the STVCC Children’s Home and Playmakers began. Since then, hundreds of children who have come through the home have benefitted from donations of shoes, shirts and awards. Through the creation of the Mileage Club, volunteers are paired with children to run and exercise on a weekly basis. With…

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Children’s Home Goes Camping

In July children and staff from one of our Children’s Home units took the long trek to the Upper Peninsula for their annual summer camping trip. In the short amount of time the children enjoyed: Campfires, s’mores, and fun and relaxation at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Rivermouth Campgrounds The mysterious powers at the Mystery Spot Black…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Bob Nieman

Fishing requires a lot of patience. When you take a 12 year-old who has never fished before, that certainly can be true. But for Children’s Home volunteer mentor Bob Nieman, providing new and valuable learning experiences to the young men he mentors is something he always looks forward to. “I always take the approach that…

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Join Faith Keepers: Make a Monthly Gift to STVCC

As a young boy of 10, Tim Hine arrived at the Children’s Home in 1956 to stay for a few days until his grandparents could take him in. He was scared, but felt welcomed and continued to have faith. “First thing I received at the Children’s Home was a simple hug,” Tim recalls. “I’ve never…

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Community Gathering is Building Hope

One of the highlights from 2016 was the completion of the Children’s Home Pavilion last April. Providing a valuable gathering area for children and staff, the addition of the pavilion is yet another piece of the facility that helps set St. Vincent Catholic Charities apart as a valuable resource to helping the least in the…

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It Feels Good to Give

Brig and Fran Sorber are St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Guardian Society members, but their relationship with the agency encompasses much more than simply sharing their treasure. Each graciously give their time and talents as well. Fran has been an active volunteer for eight years, while Brig has lent his leadership and business acumen to campaigns…

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Everybody Needs Hope

The faith community is a critical partner in St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ vision of a healthier community and providing hope. One church that provides hope to many vulnerable children through STVCC is Mount Hope Church and their pastor, Kevin Berry. At Christmas, Pastor Kevin gave a gift to a boy he mentors at the St….

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A Miracle in the Making

Miracle Bridgeman’s motivation wears red high top sneakers and dozens of bright barrettes in her hair. Her tiny one-year-old daughter, Jordan, is all the motivation Miracle needs to complete the transformation of her life that began when she came to the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home. “I don’t want her to go through the…

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