2017 LAFCU Spring Into Giving Drive

The St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ fourth annual LAFCU Spring Into Giving Drive collects donations that assist children and families in need. The largest number of families needing household gifts come from our Refugee Resettlement program. Although an Executive Order has reduced by more than half the number of refugees arriving into the United States, we continue…

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Allwardt Foster Parent Video

John and Erin Allwardt have been foster parents for nearly two years with St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC). They have put this foster parent video together to share the importance of becoming a foster parent, what they call the most rewarding journey of their lives. When people learn that they’re foster parents, they’re often told…

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How Fostering Transformed My Family

Emily Densmore, a foster parent from DeWitt, MI, opens up about her life with foster children. Becoming a foster parent is a life-changing journey. If you would like to learn more about how you can become a foster parent, visit http://stvcc.org/services/foster-care/ or call (517) 323-4734 ext. 1601.

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STVCC 2017 Agency Video

2016 was a year of success for St. Vincent Catholic Charities. Over 25 adoptions were finalized, our Immigration Law Clinic served 963 clients with a 99% approval rate of cases closed, and our Refugee Services resettled a record amount of 776 clients. In 2017, we will continue to provide help and create hope in the…

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Service Through Charity

Across Michigan, Catholic charitable organizations provide services to all in need, regardless of their faith, background, or income level. In treating every person as Christ would treat them, these agencies meet community needs in a variety of ways, including providing personal needs for low-income and vulnerable individuals, adoption and foster care services, employment training, legal…

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What is the Biggest Misconception About Refugees?

What is the biggest misconception about refugees?  Refugees are people who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion” have left their country of origin and are unable to return in fear of their safety. The staff of St. Vincent…

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How Can I Get Involved With Refugee Services?

Get involved with refugee services at St. Vincent Catholic Charities. If you have a strong desire to getting involved and assist Lansing’s refugee population, visit http://stvcc.org/services/refugee-services/getting-involved. STVCC Refugee Services is the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the Lansing Area. Since the program’s inception in the 1970’s, STVCC Refugee Services has resettled…

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Meet the STVCC Refugee Services Staff

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services staff has a diverse background of individuals from across the globe. Many staff members originally came to the United States as refugees and seek to help those who come from similar circumstances. STVCC Refugee Services is the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the Lansing Area….

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What is the Biggest Challenge Working With Refugees?

Patience and empathy are the two most important skills when working with refugees. Many come from very difficult situations and face a steep learning curve when arriving to a new country. STVCC Refugee Services is the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the Lansing Area. Since the program’s inception in the 1970’s,…

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What is the Most Rewarding Part Working with Refugees?

The most rewarding part working with refugees is helping refugees grow and witnessing the successes that each individual achieves. STVCC Refugee Services is the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the Lansing Area. Since the program’s inception in the 1970’s, STVCC Refugee Services has resettled more than 17,000 refugees to the Lansing…

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