Catholic Charities Offices Moving To New Location
Evansville offices will be closed June 29 through July 3. “This is a reminder that Catholic Charities will be closed this week for moving,” writes Sharon Burns, director. “We will no have phone or Internet service June 29 through July
2. All offices are closed July 3 for the holiday weekend.” The offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. 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.
Catholic Charities Staff Receives Federal Accreditation
Congratulations to Immigration Coordinator, Joel Padgett, for receiving Board of Immigration Appeals Accreditation. Catholic Charities now employs two accredited immigration legal service providers.
Do you struggle to achieve your goals and dreams? Do you pay bills late? Do bad habits create problems for you? Catholic Charities' Neighbor-to-Neighbor program can help! The Neighbor to Neighbor Program (NTN) is a faith-based, 14-lesson course, which helps people take concrete steps to improve their lives. It will help you to take a close look at the choices you have made, why you made them, and how you can make positive, healthy and financially wise choices in the future. Upon successful completion of the course, participants earn a voucher toward their rent, utilities, or other appropriate expense or outstanding bill. Click here for more information. Next class dates are March 3 - April 16, 2015.
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.
World Meeting on Families
The Office of Family Life of Catholic Charities announces that the Vatican is hosting the 8th World Meeting on Families in September 2015 in Philadelphia (September 22-27, 2015). To find out more click here.
Did you know that an $80.00 pair of steel-toed boots is a common barrier to work in our community? Each month many individuals in Southern Indiana turn down employment because they do not have the money to buy the required footwear to start a job. Catholic Charities will collaborate with local human resource directors and temp-to-work firms to identify and refer those in need.
Four Editors Call for End to Death Penalty
The editorial boards of several national Catholic journals (America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor) recently ran a common editorial urging readers and "the whole US Catholic community and all people of faith to stand with us and say 'capital punishment must end.'" You may read the editorial at any of the four sites below:
National Catholic Reporter
National Catholic Register
Our Sunday Visitor
Catholic Charities and the Office of Communications have cooperated with the Evansville chapter of the Indiana Abolition Coalition to draft a brochure that seeks to provide a Catholic perspective on the death penalty. The Indiana Abolition Coalition is a group that tries to build consensus to end the death penalty through education, collaboration, and activism. To view the brochure click here.
Catholic Charities receives Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition!
With a BIA Accredited Representative, we will now be providing LOCAL, LOW-COST, Immigration Legal Services!
Click here to learn more!