Category: Children’s Home

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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Corporate Gifts Change Lives

One small weight can tip the scales, and a single pebble thrown into a still pond creates ripples that extend to the far shore. No matter how insignificant a change appears, each action has a consequence. Small steps lead to bigger steps. Gifts given with a generous heart continue to multiply. This past year STVCC…

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From Curiosity to Generosity

From the moment her curiosity led to becoming a volunteer, Sherry Dunn knew she wanted to make her service long-term. The success of any non-profit depends on the support of volunteers. At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, we receive immeasurable help from a community made up of people like Sherry who support our passion to serve…

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Joyful Thanks this Christmas

It was just a short while ago that we witnessed Pope Francis’ action to name this past year the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  As we wrap up this special year and approach Christmas, it has never been more important to remember our mission of sharing the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual…

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It Takes More Than A Roof

It takes more than a roof to support the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home, which offers Long Term and Short Term Residential Care, and 30 Day Clinical Assessment for children ages five to seventeen. Each child is supported by a team of staff the includes: Directors and Coordinators Case Managers and Therapists A medical staff…

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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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Math Tutors Needed

Math tutors are in high demand at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home. Summer is drawing to a close as Labor Day looms nearer, which can mean only one thing for students: the impending first day of school. Memories flood back as we remember the joys, hardships, and mentors that changed our lives for…

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Revolution to Transformation

From revolution to a new world. Imagine watching the country you love crumble under the weight of a militaristic communist regime that fueled a revolution. Picture soldiers ripping your young children from your arms for military service. The Aaroz family and thousands of other Cuban families faced this grim reality in 1960. All this terror resulted…

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Adventure is U.P. There

Adventure often occurs close to home for kid’s at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) Children’s Home. But for one week every summer, the kids in Minerva get to experience an adventure in the U.P.  There is something very human about the need to escape. And when you grow up in Michigan, that most often takes…

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All for the Kids – Children’s Home

It’s all for the kids at STVCC Children’s Home. 2015 contained countless highlights and surprises for the Children’s Home. One of the greatest was the arrival of Promise, our therapy dog.  Naturally, we had great hopes for Promise’s therapeutic effect on the children. She delivered big time on that promise. But, the ongoing normalizing effect of…

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