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In Our Home

Written on December 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm, by

We are dedicated to the care of our community’s most vulnerable; we do whatever it takes. ….Because, what else would we do.  

Your donations making a difference

Written on December 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

One way your donations are making a difference is every other week a young girl at our Children’s Home gets to participate in horse therapy, where she is assigned a teacher and a horse named Cinnamon. During her time with Cinnamon, she has learned the importance of caring for her horse while learning to bridle…

Miles of difference

Written on December 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

Just three years ago a relationship between the STVCC Children’s Home and Playmakers began. Since then, hundreds of children who have come through the home have benefitted from donations of shoes, shirts and awards. Through the creation of the Mileage Club, volunteers are paired with children to run and exercise on a weekly basis. With…

A Busy Summer at STVCC

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm, by

With a busy month of June, check out all the exciting events that were going on this summer. May 31st – Guardian Society Thank You Event June 5th – Children’s Home Field Day June 12th – ITEC Techtransport Bus visit to the Children’s Home June 17th – Welcoming The Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run June 23rd…

A Letter From The CEO

Written on August 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm, by

Dear Friends, With the start of the school year almost here, memories of back-to-school shopping and first days of school with my two sons come to mind. When I think of them, I can’t help but think of all the children in the care of St. Vincent Catholic Charities who do not have the parents…

Children’s Home Goes Camping

Written on August 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm, by

In July children and staff from one of our Children’s Home units took the long trek to the Upper Peninsula for their annual summer camping trip. In the short amount of time the children enjoyed: Campfires, s’mores, and fun and relaxation at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Rivermouth Campgrounds The mysterious powers at the Mystery Spot Black…

Volunteer Spotlight – Bob Nieman

Written on August 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

Fishing requires a lot of patience. When you take a 12 year-old who has never fished before, that certainly can be true. But for Children’s Home volunteer mentor Bob Nieman, providing new and valuable learning experiences to the young men he mentors is something he always looks forward to. “I always take the approach that…

Join Faith Keepers: Make a Monthly Gift to STVCC

Written on August 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm, by

As a young boy of 10, Tim Hine arrived at the Children’s Home in 1956 to stay for a few days until his grandparents could take him in. He was scared, but felt welcomed and continued to have faith. “First thing I received at the Children’s Home was a simple hug,” Tim recalls. “I’ve never…

It Feels Good to Give

Written on July 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm, by

Brig and Fran Sorber are St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Guardian Society members, but their relationship with the agency encompasses much more than simply sharing their treasure. Each graciously give their time and talents as well. Fran has been an active volunteer for eight years, while Brig has lent his leadership and business acumen to campaigns…

Everybody Needs Hope

Written on July 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm, by

The faith community is a critical partner in St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ vision of a healthier community and providing hope. One church that provides hope to many vulnerable children through STVCC is Mount Hope Church and their pastor, Kevin Berry. At Christmas, Pastor Kevin gave a gift to a boy he mentors at the St….