Message from the CEO: Our Work on Behalf of Children
Not one of us would dispute the fact that our children, the ones that are in our lives naturally through God’s blessing, or those that enter our lives here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, are a most precious gift that needs to be held close and safe. We do our best to help the children we serve who have experienced great hardship to know that God is with them. We do this through our actions every day.
For this edition of our newsletter we decided to take a look at the whole of our agency through our work on behalf of children; how we serve them, and have served them, through the long history of this organization. It is my hope that the stories you read here will help you have a greater understanding of our mission of Providing Help and Creating Hope through our many service programs. The Children’s Home, Foster Care, Adoption, Counseling, Refugee Services, and the Immigration Law Clinic are all changing children’s lives, for the better.
When I reflect on my own career at STVCC, which began 19 years ago, my choice to come here was because of my own children. Working for an organization that clearly valued children and families seemed like the right choice, and it certainly was. To this day, I work to maintain a culture for all employees that families and children matter, in our work and in our personal lives.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
Andrea E. Seyka
Chief Executive Officer