Category: Refugee Services

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STVCC Receives Michigan Health Endowment Fund

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) announces it has received a $70,000 health grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF). These funds will support their Refugee Health Access program. This program provides access to medical assistance and advice to incoming refugees. For approximately eighteen years, STVCC has provided refugees with access to health care. This takes the…

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Lansing City Hall Unveils Peace Pole

On Friday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m., Lansing City Hall and St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will unveil a Peace Pole on the Lansing City Hall campus, 124 W Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. The Peace Pole represents a spirit of unity for Lansing’s immigrants, refugees and U.S. born community members, featuring the message “May Peace…

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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’s Strength

Ghadah and her family were living in Baghdad, Iraq when the war started in 2003. At that time, relations between religious groups in the country were deteriorating. Families who had once lived peacefully as neighbors, now found themselves at war. Groups had begun viciously murdering one another, forcing families to flee from their homes for…

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