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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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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Season - Andrea E. Seyka, CEO of St. Vincent Catholic Charities

A Message From the CEO during the Holiday Season

As we enter the season of giving, it is important that we reflect on the meaning of Christmas. God the Father gave the gift of His only son so that we could receive the love and salvation of Christ. It is our responsibility to exchange the gifts HE bestowed to us through our thoughts and…

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forever family

A Forever Family for Christmas

The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘adopt’ is “to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one’s own child,” but to Shamber Flore, “adoption is the rescuing of one’s life.” It is connecting a child with a forever family. Shamber, a vibrant young woman, was originally adopted through the help of St. Vincent Catholic Charities when…

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refugee vetting

Impact of New Refugee Vetting Procedures

Like many supporters of refugees in our community, we at St. Vincent Catholic Charities were anxiously waiting for October 24, 2017 when the travel ban and 120-day delay for refugees would end. That day, new refugee vetting procedures were announced that present new set of obstacles for refugees. The main challenges of these new decrees…

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Different

A Different Way to Donate

Over 1,000 miles from Wall Street, donors and nonprofits are seeing real gains from the stock market. Nonprofit gifts of stock waive many of the fees and taxations to the donor that are charged when stocks are sold for personal gain. Knowing these details can save investors money while benefiting people in need in the…

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A Busy Summer at STVCC

With a busy month of June, check out all the exciting events that were going on this summer. May 31st – Guardian Society Thank You Event June 5th – Children’s Home Field Day June 12th – ITEC Techtransport Bus visit to the Children’s Home June 17th – Welcoming The Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run June 23rd…

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Season - Andrea E. Seyka, CEO of St. Vincent Catholic Charities

A Letter From The CEO

Dear Friends, With the start of the school year almost here, memories of back-to-school shopping and first days of school with my two sons come to mind. When I think of them, I can’t help but think of all the children in the care of St. Vincent Catholic Charities who do not have the parents…

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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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