Category: Adoption & Foster Care

STVCC Children’s Home Looks to Build Trauma Informed Neighborhoods

The St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home is now offering Community Trauma Workshops, informal, awareness raising sessions on the basics of childhood trauma for Greater Lansing neighborhood associations. “Our goal of the initiative is to build stronger, more resilient neighborhoods and communities in the Lansing area” said STVCC Children’s Home Program Manager Alysia Christy. Trauma…

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13th Annual Operation Backpack

Delta Dental Returns as Presenting Sponsor of 14th Annual Operation Backpack Campaign

Delta Dental will return as the presenting sponsor of St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) 14th annual Operation Backpack campaign, a back-to-school backpack and school supply drive to provide children in need with the necessary materials to learn. “One of our core values is community commitment,” Delta Dental Corporate Citizenship Specialist Claire Doroh said. “The Operation…

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car seats

Sparrow Donates 62 Car Seats to Local Families

Sixty-two children will be safer in their parents’ vehicles, thanks to the donation of car seats by Sparrow Hospital, the Graco Foundation and World Wide Safe Kids. Sparrow and World Wide Safe Kids donated 62 car seats to families in need at St. Vincent Catholic Charities through a grant from the Graco Foundation. “Child safety…

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Empty Nesters Make a Difference

What comes after parents’ hard work pays off and children are finally prepared to leave the nest? Growing up and achieving independence can be nerve-wracking for young adults, but it also can leave parents with a void. This is a time when many “Empty Nesters” struggle for the first time in years with the question…

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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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The Greatest Gift

Children’s laughter can be heard all the way from the street near the Buck family home. Four year old Max and seven year old PJ happily follow their mother down the hall as they ask for a snack of popcorn and juice. Three year old Liz stays close to her dad in the living room,…

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