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Volume 48
Number 2
The magazine of Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities agencies engage with local schools

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A message from CCUSA’s President

Sister Donna Markham introduces the current issue of the magazine.
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Introduction: Catholic Charities agencies engage with local schools in their community

Listen to a summary of the content in the current issue of Charities USA magazine. The focus is on how Catholic Charities agencies engage with local schools and students by passing on Catholic Social Teaching and encouraging works of charity.
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Bringing awareness to Palm Beach County to combat human trafficking

“You don’t have to be in chains to be a human trafficking victim.” So says Ivonne Vadi, a case manager at the Bakhita Empowerment Program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida (CCDPB). The Bakhita program, named after Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking survivors, has two main goals: to help survivors…
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Catholic school partnerships further the Catholic Charities mission

Catholic Charities works to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same. At Catholic Charities of Central Texas (CCCTX), we recognize that this call extends beyond the adult members of our Church. Our young people offer…
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Catholic Charities of Omaha School Mental Health Program: Keeping kids healthy in mind and spirit

Catholic Charities of Omaha provides mental health services for students and their families in 21 Catholic schools via the School Mental Health Program. The services help people with depression, anxiety and behavioral issues, among other things. Catholic Charities also provides crisis intervention and professional development for the faculties of the schools. Listen to Joan Huss,…
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“Pathways to Hope and Healing,” mental health services for school-aged children

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” – Matthew 9:14 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Sioux City has been providing mental health services to northwest Iowa for over 75 years. Much of the diocese is rural, with…
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Parish engagement in a COVID world

When a group of people are looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and you know it’s still a long way off, what do you do? Theresa Chamblee, director of social concerns for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has the answer: You engage them. Chamblee interacts with a lot of…
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Students learn about Catholic Social Teaching and then practice it: School Serve Days at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

St. Paul asks the Romans a rhetorical question: “How can people believe in Jesus if they haven’t heard of him?” (See Rom 10:14). St. Paul’s point: Go out and tell people.  Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) got the point. CCNEK helps those living in the 21 counties of northeast Kansas come to know Jesus…
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Editor’s Column

Parents want their children to live good and healthy lives, and they want them to be happy and successful in adulthood. In support of these ends, the parents provide loving care, a home, nutrition, and education, among other things. Institutions, like families, need to consider the future viability of their programs and services, which means… > More

CCUSA Update

Catholic Charities USA’s Board of Directors welcomes new member CCUSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ray Madoff to its Board of Directors. Professor Madoff teaches at Boston College Law School. A faculty profile from the school's website notes that she is the co-founder and director of the Boston College Law School Forum… > More

Network Notes

Catholic Charities receives grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has received a $100,000 BluePrints for the Community grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, it was announced recently. Catholic Charities will use the grant money to support its Behavioral Health Services Program for low income… > More

Agency Spotlight

Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, Arizona Catholic Charities Community Services in Phoenix, Arizona, believes in miracles; they see them all the time. The miracle of people reaching out to other people in order to help them with a variety of services: foster care, adoption and pregnancy counseling, early education, veterans, refugees and those experiencing homelessness.… > More


Best practices for supporting survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violenceWednesday, May 5, 2021Time: 3:00 PM ET This is part one of four in a series of webinars on Domestic Violence Awareness. The series is a collaboration between CCUSA and Catholics for Family Peace. Everyone can help support the mission of ending domestic violence, within their… > More


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