positivity and strength

Positivity and Strength

I feel very honored to be a part of the Children’s Home treatment team.  As the Program Manager in the Children’s Home, I have the opportunity to see our kids and staff in action each day—the hard work that staff members put into our children and their treatment planning is remarkable.  Even better is seeing…

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Refugee Pre-Paycheck Period Assistance

Every year, regardless of race, nationality, or religious beliefs, we welcome an average of 600 refugees from all over the world. Our refugee clients are men, women and children who have often experienced tremendous trauma and loss. The resettlement process is inherently very stressful and we do everything we can to make sure they know…

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Meet Our New Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing

This past May we were happy to introduce a new member to our organization, John Karasinski, the new Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing. Karasinski assists and supports the agency in the strategic positioning of STVCC in the local market. In this capacity, he is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and management of marketing,…

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Holiday Giving Drive Collection Concludes

The Reason for the Season of Giving

As the holidays approach, we often turn to thoughts of family and gratitude. It’s a time of year when we have a chance to take stock of our lives and our relationships, and reach out to help others in need. Interestingly, most giving to non-profits occurs in December with an even greater percentage of support…

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Jubilee Year of Mercy Calendar

Jubilee Year of Mercy Calendar: Join us in Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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Community Generosity Is Building Hope

October 22 was a lovely fall day, with a beautiful reddish hue befalling the trees and a crisp autumn air. On this day over a year of planning and fundraising came to fruition. The Knights of Columbus Monsignor David M. Stotenbur Council #7237 visited the Children’s Home to deliver the donation check from this past…

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remembering history

Reflection and Gratitude This Holiday Season

Greetings Friends of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, At this joyous time of year we have much to celebrate. It seems that our lives move into overdrive as we busily prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Yet in the midst of all the busy-ness of the season it is good to take moments for reflection…

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kitchen love and mercy

Kitchen Love and Mercy

Much has been written about what happens in kitchens. Countless recurring themes of heart, home, creativity, and even magic can be found with any Google search. Today we look into the kitchen at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Children’s Home, and one particular person who has inhabited this kitchen, displaying kitchen love and mercy ……

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What is the Refugee Screening Process?

The refugee screening and resettlement process has been a hot topic recently and it seems everyone has an opinion on it. Unfortunately, many of those opinions are based upon ideas that are not factually based. Refugee Screening Debate The refugee screening process can be very complicated and difficult to understand. Some are against refugee resettlement,…

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Family is Forever - Mayes Family

A Grandfather’s Story of Foster Care and Adoption

By Jim Kurt (St. Vincent Catholic Charities Board Member and Volunteer) This is my grandfather’s story of foster care and adoption. Being a grandparent is one of the most amazing experiences one could imagine. When our children announced the pregnancy of each of our 12 grandchildren, my wife and I were so excited. When my daughter,…

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