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Spreading Easter Joy to Refugee and Immigrant Services Clients

We are proud to partner with some generous community organizations to distribute Easter baskets to children in our Refugee and Immigrant Services and Safe Passages programs.  Volunteers from Emmanuel College, Park Street Church, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Boston College’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center kindly put together beautiful baskets to help spread joy to our clients this Easter. In total, 9 families in our resettlement program and 32 families in our Safe Passages program received Easter Baskets to celebrate the holiday.  

Residents "Shop" at Brigid's Crossing

Located on-site at Brigid's Crossing Shelter for Young Mothers is a "store," funded primarily by friends, family, and local community donors,  used as part of an incentive program for shelter residents.

By performing extra work around the house, displaying positive parenting skills, and supporting their peers, residents can earn credits to shop at the "store" for items like new and gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, hygiene items, makeup, fun room/home décor, activity items, and baby and kids items.

Catholic Charities of Boston Celebrates Black History Month: Part 7

In honor of Black History Month, our colleagues from around Catholic Charities of Boston share their reflections on iconic Black heroes from throughout history who inspire them.  In Part 7 of this series, Basic Needs Case Manager Yuri Sanchez-Rijo shares that she looks up to Rosa Parks and Michelle Obama for their courage and conviction.

 "These women taught us to have the courage to stand up for what we believe in and demand change. No matter where we come from in life, we too can do and accomplish anything with grace and dignity."

Catholic Charities of Boston Celebrates Black History Month: Part 6

In honor of Black History Month, our colleagues from around Catholic Charities of Boston share their reflections on iconic Black heroes from throughout history who inspire them. Part 6 of our series features Advancement Officer Jennifer Klemmer, who draws inspiration from civil rights and human rights activist Ella Josephine Baker.  Jennifer shares that Baker's formula for successful leadership resonates with her.

A quote from Baker that inspires Jennifer is:

Catholic Charities of Boston Celebrates Black History Month: Part 5

In honor of Black History Month, our colleagues from around Catholic Charities of Boston share their reflections on iconic Black heroes from throughout history who inspire them. In Part 5 of this series, Community Interpreter Services team member, Jeff  Burgess shares that he is a long-time astronomy fan and is inspired by women's contributions to space travel. He notes, "Nothing would please me more than if one of my three granddaughters became an astronaut."

Celebrating Valentine's Day at Brigid's Crossing

At Brigid's Crossing Shelter for Young Mothers in Lowell, our dedicated staff members love planning activities for the residents to enjoy. This week, the children living in the shelter were hard at work making Valentine's Day cards for their mothers. 

The mothers who live at Brigid's Crossing are hardworking, going to school and working jobs while learning parenting and independent living skills. We know that they will love these beautiful valentines from their children as we celebrate this weekend.

                   

Catholic Charities of Boston Celebrates Black History Month: Part 3

In honor of Black History Month, our colleagues from around Catholic Charities of Boston share their reflections on iconic Black heroes from throughout history who inspire them. Part 3 of our series features our Yawkey Center Child Care Director, Kathleen Nichols. Kathleen draws inspiration from Maya Angelou's writings and uses that inspiration “to write, sing, and become a better human being.”

 

 

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