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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.
The city of Phoenix is calling for the public’s help to keep the homeless in Phoenix warm this winter.
Three students recently promoted from the eighth grade at St. John. Bosco Catholic School in Ahwatukee recently received scholarships for private high school tuition, each worth $8,000.
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.
An Ahwatukee Foothills resident is making her dreams come true by providing much needed furniture to families getting back on their feet after homelessness.
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.
The Phoenix City Council awarded a domestic violence services contract to the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (AZCADV), effective March 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
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.
Quick, what is the first thing that pops into your head when someone says Girl Scouts? It’s probably not Girls Scouts Baby Camp or Girl Scouting Behind Bars or Girl Scouting in Detention Centers.
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.
When nighttime temperatures drop and days cool down, many of the community’s homeless end up on the streets without blankets, clothing and other necessities to keep them warm.
Stan Way, a Latter-day Saint from Jasper, Ala., had just finished dinner out with some Mormon missionaries when he noticed a car slowing as it approached.
While the need for open homes is great, open hearts can be just as helpful to Arizona’s foster care system.
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.
Catholic Charities Community Services recently appointed its governing board of directors for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
For the past five years, Sabrina Ramirez has collected hundreds of Halloween costumes for kids around the Valley.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) recently completed a rigorous review of Catholic Charities Community Services and awarded the agency a four-year reaccreditation for its quality service delivery and administrative practices.
Catholic Charities Community Services received a $20,000 grant to help Catholic Charities continue to provide shelter and services through its My Sisters’ Place and Pathways programs for victims of domestic violence.
Tami Hartman (left) and Peggy Dudinyak (right) with Catholic Charities� My Sisters� Place celebrate the shelter�s $20,000 Season for Sharing grant with News 12�s Tram Mai (center). The funds will help provide shelter and services to women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence.
There are many programs out there for families who are struggling with their finances or who just want to be smarter when handling their money.
Winifred “Winnie” Hoots of Prescott has been named Volunteer of the Year by Catholic Charities Community Services. She will be presented the 2012 Helen Shea Service Award at the agency’s Paths to Hope Breakfast on May 10 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.