Bakar Ali pictured at a graduation ceremony with his mentor Jim Kurt

Refugee Success in U.S.

Bakar Ali has a story worth telling. It is a story of refugee success  that will amaze you and make you ask how one person could achieve so much in just five years. In 2009 he was a young refugee resettling in Lansing. He was alone in a strange new environment that was further complicated…

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Melissa Indish of the Immigration Law Clinic

Congratulations!

Our very own Melissa Indish is a published author! Indish is an attorney at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Immigration Law Clinic and one of the newest contributors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) publication, Voice. Indish’s article entitled, “Can the Workshop Model Be Improved?” was included in the publication’s November issue.  In the article…

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National Adoption Month!

NOVEMBER is National Adoption Month and at STVCC we are working hard to find forever families for the foster children we serve.  The numbers do not lie.  According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, there are more than 13,000 children living in the state’s foster care system and 3,ooo of them are available for…

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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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#GIVINGTUESDAY

We all know about the great deals on Black Friday.  And if you are not the type to leave home after Thanksgiving, you can always catch those great deals online Cyber Monday.  But in the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy, we encourage you to think of the thousands of children and families in need,…

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The Beauty of Change

“Growing up in my house was crazy. It was difficult dealing with my mother,” recalls Bernie. “She was always doing strange things. I knew it wasn’t normal.” For Bernie the idea of a normal family was often something read in books or seen on television. She was sexually abused by her father at a young…

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Reaching Out To God’s Children

The little boy sat on the hood of the car intently looking up into the clear sky above. As Jim Dalton exited Resurrection Church he noticed the young man and asked him what he was doing. The boy answered, “I am waiting to see a bald eagle.” It was the 1970’s and the little boy…

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