Long Journey to Freedom

My name is Esteban and I’m 14 years old. I am from Honduras where I lived with my grandmother for 13 years. My father had abandoned my mother and me when I was born. My mother was left to provide … Continued

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Not for Social Workers Only

 As the nation commemorates National Social Work Month in March, we salute the National Association of Social Workers which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015. The blog below by Brian Wlodarcyzk highlights the challenges but also the shared purpose that … Continued

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Hansen Becomes New CFO

CINCINNATI – February 11, 2015 – Jennifer Hansen is now leading financial operations for Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, succeeding Don Kalb who retired after more than 10 years of service. “Jennifer brings strong fiscal oversight and strategic leadership to … Continued

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Su Casa Moves to Serve More

Growing Hispanic/Latina Community Center Finds New Home in Roselawn CINCINNATI – January 29, 2015 – Created in response to the increasing number of Hispanic/Latino immigrants arriving to Cincinnati in the late 1990s, the Su Casa Hispanic Center is responding once … Continued

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Psychiatric Care Offered

CINCINNATI – January 26, 2015 – Dr. Roberto Soria will join Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, expanding the range of treatment offered by Mental Health Services team. Dr. Soria will be able to prescribe psychiatric medications to complement therapy and … Continued

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Escaping Death and Violence

My name is Alfredo Mendez. I escaped from Guatemala because I am afraid of the ongoing gang violence occurring in San Marcos. The gang members commit heinous crimes, but the police do nothing to prevent this violence. The fact is, … Continued

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Alexandria, Va. – The Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) Board of Trustees announced today that Sister Donna Markham OP, Ph.D., president of the Behavioral Health Institute for Mercy Health, has been selected as its new president. Sister Donna, the first female … Continued

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Desperate Flight from Danger

My name is Luiz Lopez. I am 17 years old and from Concepcion Chiquirichapa Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. In my country there is a lot of violence. My father had immigrated to the United States right after I was born because of … Continued

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Food Relief Campaign Benefits Hungry

Study finds 39.79% of Springfield lacks access to enough food each month By Keith Williamson, Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank   It’s the holiday season and everyone’s focused on gifts, celebrations and spending time with others. Regardless of whether … Continued

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