Catholic Charities Community Services received a $10,000 Community Grant from Dignity Health. The funds will be used to provide counseling to patients with chronic medical conditions who are in need and who receive treatment from Dignity Health’s internal medicine clinics.
The weather outside is finally feeling like Christmas, and St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) will be putting on their Winter Wonderland for the Ahwatukee community’s enjoyment, just in time for the holidays.
Salvador “Grandpa” Bernabe has been named volunteer of the year by Catholic Charities Community Services. He was presented with the 2013 Helen Shea Service Award at the agency’s Paths to Hope breakfast on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
Catholic Charities Community Services’ DIGNITY House was recently named Homeless Service Provider of the Year by Phoenix Neighborhood Services. DIGNITY House received the award for its outstanding efforts assisting women with intensive residential recovery to help them live an independent life. The award was presented last month during the city’s National Community Development Week celebration.
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the women of Mesa Arizona Hermosa Vista Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My Sisters’ Place recently received 60 beautiful handbags filled with an assortment of makeup, jewelry, lotion, perfume and notes filled with love and encouragement for the women in our shelter.
On March 1, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a federal spending package, leading to the implementation of sequestration resulting in an $85 billion cut in government spending over the next seven months. Hardest hit are programs that serve our community’s most vulnerable. But, there is hope and that hope lies within us.
City staff is recommending that the Phoenix City Council issue $200,000 in grants to the Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence (AZCADV) to create a centralized screening process and to set up a mobile housing specialist to help victims identify permanent housing.
It’s nearly tax time and Catholic Charities Community Services is seeking volunteers to help those in need with free tax preparation. Last year, our volunteers completed 891 returns for vulnerable individuals and families in Arizona. We hope to do even more this year.
We have operated My Sisters’ Place in the East Valley since 1985. In that time, we have received generous support from community, especially during the holidays. We are again asking the community to help make the holiday brighter for the women and children of our shelter.
I recently saw a post on Facebook from a friend who just became certified to foster. It was a letter from her licensing agency thanking her for her decision to foster and explaining the great need that there is now for adults to open their homes to kids in need.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?