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19 Community Events Raised Over $45,000 for St. Vincent Catholic Charities!

The feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself is one of the best feelings in the world. Every year, there are a multitude of events within the Greater Lansing area that give people the opportunity to experience that feeling. In 2016, people in the Lansing area community had some amazing opportunities to help…

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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Order on Refugee Executive Order

On June 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court partially lifted the preliminary injunctions that were halting full implementation of the Administration’s Refugee Executive Order 13780. The Supreme Court decision narrows access to visas for nonimmigrants (e.g., students) and for immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, as well as access to U.S. resettlement for any refugee. Only those who…

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2016 Catholic Parishes Charities Appeal

Pope Francis declared 2016 as the Jubilee Year of Mercy. One of his messages was… “Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven.” St. Vincent Catholic Charities serves as the charitable arm of the Catholic Church in the Greater Lansing community, and annually executes the…

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It All Started With A Wedding

Deacon Jim and Karen Kasprzak’s first involvement with St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) all started with a wedding. They have been part of the Marriage Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in East Lansing, helping engaged couples with marriage preparation in the Catholic Church. However their ministry was expanded in 2009 when they were asked…

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Community Gathering is Building Hope

One of the highlights from 2016 was the completion of the Children’s Home Pavilion last April. Providing a valuable gathering area for children and staff, the addition of the pavilion is yet another piece of the facility that helps set St. Vincent Catholic Charities apart as a valuable resource to helping the least in the…

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It Feels Good to Give

Brig and Fran Sorber are St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Guardian Society members, but their relationship with the agency encompasses much more than simply sharing their treasure. Each graciously give their time and talents as well. Fran has been an active volunteer for eight years, while Brig has lent his leadership and business acumen to campaigns…

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Everybody Needs Hope

The faith community is a critical partner in St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ vision of a healthier community and providing hope. One church that provides hope to many vulnerable children through STVCC is Mount Hope Church and their pastor, Kevin Berry. At Christmas, Pastor Kevin gave a gift to a boy he mentors at the St….

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A Miracle in the Making

Miracle Bridgeman’s motivation wears red high top sneakers and dozens of bright barrettes in her hair. Her tiny one-year-old daughter, Jordan, is all the motivation Miracle needs to complete the transformation of her life that began when she came to the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home. “I don’t want her to go through the…

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Lansing Refugee Story: “This is Home”

“This is home,” Lansing refugee Nael Al Saedi said, sitting on his couch one rainy Saturday afternoon. His family walked in and out of their living room, taking turns telling stories and listening to each other’s. The home has been theirs for less than a year — bought about seven years after arriving in Lansing…

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2016 Clients Served

St. Vincent Catholic Charities 2016 Clients Served – STVCC transformed the lives of 4,496 total clients across six different programs in 2016. Children’s Home – 126 Counseling – 1,090 Adoption & Foster Care – 437 Refugee Services – 1,878 Immigration Law Clinic – 963

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