Category: Counseling

Staff Spotlight – Tammy Render-Morris

Tammy, a licensed professional counselor with a Christian counseling designation, leads STVCC’s new Faith Based Counseling Service. Having started in July, Tammy provides healing for those hurting and struggling. She brings in the love, mercy, and grace of Jesus Christ from a Catholic perspective, using scripture, prayer, and tenets of the Catholic faith in her…

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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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Sewing Circle Uniting Those From Across The Globe

One of the unique programs and collaborations that exists at St. Vincent Catholic Charities is a partnership between STVCC Counseling Services and the Refugee Development Center (RDC), an organization located in Lansing that partners with our Refugee Services program. Together our Counseling program and the RDC offer the Sewing Circle, a therapeutic support group for…

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Seasons – New Program Launched

Our Counseling services are very happy to announce a new program called Seasons: Supporting Families through Serious Illness. A serious illness impacts an entire family, changing the lives of children, parents, and loved ones. Such an illness can have serious consequences, disrupting existing lifestyles, relationships, and financial situations. Due to these additional stressors, parents can become…

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Firecracker Foundation Partnership with STVCC

A new partnership with The Firecracker Foundation through the St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Counseling Services is targeting young people who have presented with symptoms which indicate the trauma from sexual abuse. Mental health therapy will be available to children already under the care of STVCC as well as families with children in search of this specialized…

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Message from the CEO: Our Work on Behalf of Children

Dear Friends, Not one of us would dispute the fact that our children, the ones that are in our lives naturally through God’s blessing, or those that enter our lives here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, are a most precious gift that needs to be held close and safe. We do our best to help…

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A message from our CEO…

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving! I have always loved this time of year.  Everyone is giving thanks and spreading holiday cheer.  Here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, this is a special time for us to continue uplifting the lives of those we serve.    I pray that as you gather with your loved ones this Thanksgiving season,…

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