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The Grievers Holiday Bill of Rights

Posted 11/15/2017

1. You have the right to say, "TIME OUT!" any time you need to. Time out to slow down, blow off a little steam, step away from the holidays, have a "huddle" and start over.2. You have the right to TELL IT LIKE IT ISWhen people ask, "How are you...?" you have the right to tell them how you really feel, not just what they want to hear. (P.S. … read more >>




Tips on Dealing with Stress during the Holidays(Lisa McGovern, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Counseling Services, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 11/15/2017

The Holidays can be a stressful time. We often are trying to spend time around family and "create magical memories." Often we can have unrealistic expectations that set us up for stress and disappointment. We can overextend ourselves or our finances. Here are some tips meant to help keep the joy in the holidays and manage the stress that can come as well. Have … read more >>




POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Human Resources for the Diocese of Nashville

Posted 10/25/2017

DIOCESE OF NASHVILLEPOSITION ANNOUNCEMENTDirector of Human ResourcesThe Diocese of Nashville is seeking a Director of Human Resources. Position is full-time. Work location is the Catholic Pastoral Center at 2800 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN.Primary functions of this position are to direct and coordinate human resources activities for the Governance and Service Offices … read more >>




Job Training Aims to Get People on Path to Fiscal Sustainability (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 10/20/2017

As director of the McGruder Family Resource Center in North Nashville, Alisha Haddock encounters people on a daily basis who have a wide range of needs: some seek emergency food and rent assistance, others are looking to improve their budgeting skills with a financial literacy class. Most weekday mornings, women gather downstairs for the Sewing Training Academy; once a … read more >>




Call to Help ‘The Least of These’ Drives Charities (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 10/20/2017

Donna Rossi, who has lived all of her 64 years in Nashville, was living with her cousin in a house in the Rosebank neighborhood until last April. That's when her cousin died, leaving Rossi with no place to go. "I couldn't afford the rent on my income," said Rossi. "You can't pay $1,500 a month on a $1,200 income." So for the last six months, Rossi has … read more >>




A Message from Fr. Mike Johnston, Diocesan Administrator

Posted 10/20/2017

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace" This powerful prayer by St. Francis of Assisi inspires us to use our voices to call for peace and demonstrate our love for our neighbor, no matter a person's race, background, country of origin or faith tradition. I lend my voice to the many speaking out in Middle Tennessee to decry the hatred and intolerance of … read more >>




When Life's Everyday Challenges Collide with Natural Disasters

Posted 09/12/2017

You don't have to look very far into the world beyond our windows to realize that there are a number of stressors that can impact almost all of us one way or another. Beyond the everyday ones like paying bills, managing workloads, and worrying about loved ones, we are currently faced with large external stressors such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and the … read more >>




How Can I Help? (Updated information)

Posted 09/11/2017

The disaster related news we have been exposed to over the past few weeks has almost been unfathomable. Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes...the list goes on and on.As we struggle with the news, we also want to respond to the urge to do something...anything... to help in whatever way we can.At this very early point in what we expect will be a very long recovery process, … read more >>




Fostering Newborns Gives Williamson County Couple a greater joy (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register ~ Photo by Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 09/08/2017

Calvin and Cathy Bishop decided to move to the Nashville area from Texas in 2012 when their four adult children coaxed them with local real estate information. All four had landed here with professional careers after college. Although uprooted for a very good reason, the Bishops had to start from scratch building a life in Middle Tennessee. "We didn't know anybody … read more >>




Overview of Recession of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (Catholic Charities USA)

Posted 09/05/2017

Click here for link to "full memo" referenced above. … read more >>




IN MY WORDS: Acts of Love, Goodwill and Kindness...for ALL (Pam Russo, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 08/18/2017

The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, VA, last weekend, and their continuing aftermath, are a sad reminder that hatred is very much alive in our society.How, in the year 2017, can we still be dealing with these divisive issues? How, more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, can we still have headlines about racism and violence? … read more >>




Catholic Charities Counseling Now Offered at McGruder FRC (Tennessee Register)

Posted 08/11/2017

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is now offering Individual and Family Counseling services at McGruder Family Resource Center at 2013 25th Avenue North (37208) in North Nashville. Appointments are available from 8:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday and Friday and from 3:00pm -7:30pm on Tuesday."We are so glad that we can partner with Catholic Charities to offer these vitally … read more >>




Catholic Charities Counseling Now Offered at McGruder Family Resource Center

Posted 07/27/2017

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is now offering Individual and Family Counseling services at McGruder Family Resource Center at 2013 25th Avenue North (37208) in North Nashville. Appointments are available from 8:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday and Friday and from 3:00pm -7:30pm on Tuesday."We are so glad that we can partner with Catholic Charities to offer these … read more >>




Adoption Foster Parent Volunteers Honored in Franklin

Posted 07/27/2017

Cathy and Calvin Bishop, foster parent volunteers for Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Adoption Services program, were recognized on July 26, 2017 by Franklin Tomorrow for their service to the community as part of the organization's Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards event held at the Franklin Theater."Caring for a newborn or infant is hard work, even when the child … read more >>




IN MY WORDS: Back-to-School Tips (Amy Sturm, Catholic Charities School Counselor)

Posted 07/27/2017

The end of summer and the start of school can be a mixed bag for all concerned, students and parents alike. Some parents are excited to get back into their routine and not feel that they have to entertain their kids for a 12-hour stretch; others mourn the loss of freedoms that go along with summer. No matter which camp you're in, this can be a very stressful time for … read more >>




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