Recent vandalism at Catholic Charities' Bridge office resulted in damage of property and stolen items. Some of the items stolen included diapers and pots and pans. What do these have in common? Both are needed to feed and clothe the children in our Children's Learning Center. Please consider donating these items or cash to help offset this loss. To donate now click here or Call 724-4678.
At the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Annual Conference, Catholic Charities staff won the “Data Counts” Award for 2015. This is for our hard work on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database.
Sharon and Jack Freisinger honored at the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service
You can’t have one without the other! And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It is such a pleasure to have volunteers that bring their better half along. Especially, when the couples are like Sharon and Jack Freisinger. Sharon and Jack come to work every Tuesday like clockwork, at 1:00 pm. They walk through the door with a sparkle in their eyes, a bowl full of cheer and a plate full of freshly baked cookies. Everyone in the building flocks to the volunteer coordinatioin office at Catholic Charities on Tuesday afternoons. The Freisingers bring pure JOY into the office. You can’t help but be in good spirits when they are around.
Besides being the sweetest, happiest, couple we know, they do actually have job assignments they perform. Jack is a scheduler in Catholic Charities' Senior Transportation Office. Sharon works in the office on Tuesdays and designates one day a week to drive a senior to medical appointments, grocery shopping or business offices. They both provide office support in various capacities: answering phones, performing rider intakes and calling references for potential volunteers. (They have wonderful telephone etiquette) Not many folks possess the art or skill of speaking on the phone. They are very professional, but then you may also hear an explosion of laughter as they enjoy having fun with the folks they are speaking with. What a gift they are to Catholic Charities.
DCClickClSNAP OutreachIf you are interested in learning whether you are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally known as “Food Stamps,” please click here to view the program’s income guidelines and contact our Ravenna office, serving Portage County, at 330-297-7745 or our Canton office, serving Stark County, at 330-491-0896.
Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties has received a one year, $25,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, through Catholic Charities USA, that will provide qualified, trained personnel to assist with online SNAP applications. CCSPSC will also provide outreach to our communities about availability of SNAP and how to apply. Through the Ohio Benefit Bank, our Ravenna and Canton sites are not only able to help clients complete the online SNAP application, but also to determine whether they are eligible for any other public benefits based on their income.
Approximately 77% of CCSPSC’s clients receive public assistance. The need for food pantries is continuing to increase, as older adults and families are no longer able to stretch their food resources until the end of each month. Providing a reliable source of assistance, like SNAP, to those who qualify will alleviate worries about how families will put food on their tables for their children.
For more information about CCSPSC’s SNAP Outreach Grant, please contact Maureen Tate, Assistant Director, at 330-491-0896.
Catholic Charities, Serving Bernalillo, Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation, through Catholic Charities USA, that provides outreach to our communities about availability of SNAP and assistance with how to apply for benefits. The need for access to food continues to increase, as older adults and families are no longer able to stretch their food resources until the end of each month. Providing a reliable source of assistance, like SNAP, to those who qualify will alleviate worries about how families will put food on their tables for their children.