Therapy Dog Teaches Love

Think of the children you hold so dear in your life and what love and comfort they receive as part of your loving family environment. Now, picture the children that come to the STVCC Children’s Home because their world, through no fault of their own, is a dark and scary place. These children have experienced…

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Family photo of Balthazar, Arnaud, Alphonsine for A Mother's Journey to Freedom

A Father’s Journey to Freedom

Last year, our Guardian Society was lucky enough to hear Balthazar’s account of his, and his family’s, journey to freedom during his speech at our annual Guardian Society breakfast. His journey from oppression to freedom, here in Lansing, is a powerful one and needed to be shared again. Balthazar’s Journey to Freedom My name is Balthazar,…

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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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