spirit of giving

Spirit of Giving Takes Hold at Farm Bureau Insurance to Benefit Children’s Home

On Thursday, April 7 the spirit of giving inspired a team of Farm Bureau Insurance staff members to visit St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) to donate 340 rolls of colored duct tape in various sizes and colors to the STVCC Children’s Home.  Duct tape is used by the residents of the Children’s Home to make bouquets of…

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spring into giving campaign

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Announces LAFCU As New Title Sponsor for Spring Into Giving Campaign

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) proudly presents LAFCU as its new title sponsor for the third annual Spring Into Giving campaign. Taking place from March 21 to April 30, this donation drive focuses on collecting household items that will assist children and families in need that STVCC serves. “We are extremely pleased to partner with…

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Caretaker Support Group

The Firecracker Foundation & St. Vincent Catholic Charities presents The Caretaker Support Group

The Firecracker Foundation and St. Vincent Catholic Charities is proud to announce the new Caretaker Support Group for the parents and guardians of children who have survived sexual trauma. Biweekly sessions will be offered on Tuesday evenings for eights week, beginning September 15 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, located…

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New Counseling Program Seasons

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Begins New Counseling Program for Families with a Serious Illness

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is proud to announce the introduction of Seasons: Supporting Families Through Serious Illness, a new counseling program which provides assistance and support to individuals navigating the journey of a family member’s illness, including support groups to assist in the coping and healing process. “A serious illness impacts an entire family,…

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13th Annual Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack Giveaway Event Scheduled for Children of St. Vincent Catholic Charities

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will be hosting the annual Operation Backpack giveaway rally in the STVCC Children’s Home gymnasium on Tuesday, August 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  At the rally, residents of the STVCC Children’s Home will listen to inspirational speakers, and then will select a donated backpack complete with supplies for…

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Running For Home

While walking with her young mentee at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Children’s Home, it became clear to Ann Crane that more mentors were desperately needed. It was simply not fair that some of the children had mentors and others did not. “That is when I had the idea … I figured that the work that I…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Herring

Dave Herring has volunteered with STVCC in many roles; as a Board Member, Refugee Family Mentor, and a Mentor at STVCC Children’s Home.  When talking to Dave about what he would like to share of his volunteer experience, he gave us a letter he had written to his friends.  It is so moving; we wanted…

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Strength of Heart

“I just see a big flame.  You know when it’s your house.  I knew it was my home.”  Freddy gestures with his hands to form the shape of a billowing cloud of smoke as he recalls the fearful image of his home on fire in the distance.  It was 2003 in the Republic of Congo. …

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A Family For Christmas

Christmas at the Strachan’s Home is full of life.  Contrasting to the cold outdoors, inside the cozy home one is reminded of laying on a busy beach with closed eyes soaking in the sun on a warm day.  You listen and hear a hum of voices chatting, laughter and an occasional cry from an infant…

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Marriage Preparation Part of Counseling Department

There are so many conditions which can test the strength of a marriage, and ironically many of these conditions happen with great frequency when the couple is least equipped to cope.  Even happy events like a wedding, a new house or a new baby may be the catalyst for conflicts in communication and understanding which…

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