Tag: catholic charities

Family Resource Center lives up to its name

Naples | It was 1968 when Judy Sullivan founded Catholic Charities in Collier County, beginning a legacy that has carried on and expanded through its 50 years, providing vital services to the needs of impoverished families, seniors and food insecure children. That legacy can be found in the newly renovated and reopened Judy Sullivan Family… Read more »

CCCF offers hope to refugee family of 8

ORLANDO | When Burundian refugee Burakoze and his family arrived at Orlando International Airport in April, he was greeted by longtime friends from the refugee camp in Tanzania where he and his family lived for two decades. Carolina Toro, Catholic Charities of Central Florida program manager, and Alice Ngamije, case manager, who worked behind the… Read more »

Catholic Charities programs make a difference

Naples | Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice Inc. is well-known for providing services and programs which make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families who may be less fortunate than others. It was for this reason that the Youth Counseling Program of Catholic Charities in Collier County was awarded a… Read more »

Catholic Charities USA leader: Accompanying migrants is the Gospel way

PORTLAND, Ore. | The head of Catholic Charities USA is saddened that many Catholics have “become acclimated” to national resentment over migrants. Dominican Sister Donna Markham, the agency’s president and CEO, told an audience during the Msgr. Thomas Tobin Lecture on Catholic social teaching May 4 that some Catholics have sidestepped the lessons of Jesus,… Read more »

Catholic Charities Annual Report shows impact

Venice | The one thing which makes Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. unique is how much its services and programs impact local communities. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, a dedicated group of workers and volunteers helped improve the lives of 41,112 individuals and families with more than 30 specialized programs… Read more »

Students view life as a refugee

ORLANDO | For a third year, Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Refugee Resettlement Program partnered with the social work department at the University of Central Florida to offer a hands-on experience demonstrating difficulties faced by refugees. The refugee simulation April 17 offered a glimpse into life as a refugee. In the first station, the participant… Read more »

Family embarks on journey to independence

ORLANDO | Shanaya Mims is what Catholic Charities of Central Florida caseworker Abigail Crocket describes as “a dream client.” Despite the curveballs life has thrown at Mims, her resilience has been rewarded and things are looking up for the first time in a long while. Mims came to Catholic Charities through a referral from the… Read more »