2016 Board Members Meet
The 2016 Catholic Charities Board of Advisors meets for the first time this year at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall in Petersburg this evening. Parishioners from Sts. Peter and Paul and Blessed Sacrament in Oakland City will gather to engage with board members and learn about how Catholic Charities serves the people of southwestern Indiana. Meet your board members:
Nancy Oskins: When I first started, I wanted to be a support for Neighbor to Neighbor. Helping people by teaching them the skills to manage their life and finances. Helping by working with Systemic change is what I believe Catholic Charities is trying to accomplish and I want to be a part of that change.
Need Help Coping?
What would you pay for a good counseling session? $19.71. That’s the average fee paid by counseling clients for a one-hour session with a Catholic Charities Licensed Social Worker. Three counselors serve hundreds of individuals, couples and families each year in Evansville, Jasper, Princeton and Vincennes.
The goal? Ease client stress; facilitate client growth to a place of positive, self-sustaining mental health. Mission accomplished. Average Outcome Rating Scale® scores exceeded national averages.
Call 812.423.5456 for an appointment at any of our four locations.
Check Out Our New Location
Catholic Charities opened on Monday, July 6, at their new location on the second floor of the Deaconess VNA Plus Building at 610 E. Walnut Street, the corner of Walnut and Garvin Streets in Evansville.
Indiana Bishops Issue Historic Pastoral Letter on Poverty
For the first time in history, the five bishops in the state of Indiana have joined together to issue a pastoral letter. The letter, Poverty at the Crossroads, offers an in-depth discussion of our Catholic call to See, Judge and Act to mitigate the effects of poverty throughout Indiana. Archbishop Joseph Tobin and his brother bishops, Kevin Rhodes of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, Timothy Doherty of Lafayette-in-Indiana, Charles Thompson of Evansville and Donald Hying of Gary promulgated the Letter on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. They are asking the Catholic faithful to read and reflect on the pastoral letter throughout Lent. Specifically, they address the root causes of poverty and request deep consideration on how we might respond to strengthen families and improve the education, health care, and employment environments such that incidences of poverty, particularly multi-generational poverty, is reduced. The Pastoral Letter includes reflection questions_ at the end of each section. An addendum provides the contextual setting by offering many current statistics on poverty in Indiana.
Help a Person in Need: