Message from the CEO: Our Children’s Home
Dear Friends and Supporters,
One of the areas this newsletter focuses on is one of our most essential programs, the residential Children’s Home. From the early days of our existence in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, we were known as St. Vincent Home for Children, and the agency was caring for children who had been separated from their parents and families for some obvious reasons.
Now, we are called to help the children who have experienced unspeakable atrocities of abuse and neglect, often from their own family members. These are the children with complex trauma who require highly skilled care and therapy, and volunteer support to set them on a path of healing and a life transformed.
We have come to understand that this intensive care and therapeutic approach is what is called for under the circumstances and perfectly aligns with our mission of Providing Help and Creating Hope. I invite you to take a look at the infographic in the center spread which gives you a better idea of the depth of services we are offering through the Children’s Home.
I know that I can speak for the 187 dedicated and resourceful staff members, and the 500 tireless and caring volunteers, that the work we do here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities in all of our programs is truly God’s work. In Henri Nouwen’s words: “Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
Yours in Faith,
Andrea E. Seyka
Chief Executive Officer