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Catholic Charities Homemaker Needed

Posted 12/18/2019

Catholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of a Homemaker in the Living at Home program of Nashville, TN. The office is at the McGruder Family Resource Center located at 2013 25th Ave N. This position is part-time, and services are needed for 15 hours a week, Monday-Friday and the work schedule is flexible. Primary functions are to assists the case manager … read more >>

Catholic Charities Family Empowerment Case Manager Needed

Posted 12/18/2019

Catholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of Case Manager in Social Services. This position is full-time. Services are based in Davidson County. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 4:30pm with some occasional evenings, depending on the needs of client families.Primary responsibilities are to implement case-management, coordination, and … read more >>

Future Refugee Resettlements Remain In Limbo As Tennessee’s Governor Mulls A Decision (Sergio Martinez-Beltran, WPLN)

Posted 12/02/2019

Gov. Bill Lee has a little over a month to decide whether Tennessee will continue allowing the resettlement of refugees.The decision was prompted by an executive order issued by President Trump in September, which asks both states and cities to "consent in writing" if they want to continue refugee resettlements.States live Virginia and Utah have already said … read more >>

Adoption Offered Gift of Life; Reunion 46 Years Later an Unexpected Gift (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 11/27/2019

Thanks to the courage of a teenage birth mother and the work of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, St. Henry parishioner Matt Davis received the greatest of all gifts: the gift of life, and a loving adoptive family. During November, designated as National Adoption Month, Davis reflected on his journey of being raised by an adoptive family and recently re-connecting with … read more >>

Local Non-profit wants Tennessee to Continue to Participate in Refugee Resettlement (Kyle Horan, WTVF-News Channel 5)

Posted 11/22/2019

A local non-profit health clinic is asking people in Tennessee to contact Governor Bill Lee's office and ask him to continue participation in refugee resettlement in Tennessee.Recent changes to the resettlement program through an executive order from President Donald Trump have the potential to end the work of local resettlement agencies, like Catholic Charities. … read more >>

A New Community Justice Center Brings A Different Kind Of Courtroom To North Nashville (Samantha Max, WPLN)

Posted 11/18/2019

Tennessee's first community court is bringing a different approach to justice to a neighborhood researchers say has the highest incarceration rate in the country.The unconventional court has helped already thousands of people navigate the twists and turns of the justice system, since its founding in 2012. Now, it's expanding to North Nashville. Judge Rachel Bell likes to … read more >>

Catholic Charities Could be Ideal Partner to Utilize State’s Surplus Funds (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 11/01/2019

When Catholic Charities of Tennessee Executive Director Judy Orr learned that the state of Tennessee has a surplus of $732 million in unused federal block grant money earmarked for the working poor, that set her mind immediately in motion. "To understand that there's this kind of reserve accumulated in our own state ... the amount of work we could do with that is … read more >>

Future Uncertain for Refugees, Resettlement Agencies after Trump Administration Changes (Holly Meyer, The

Posted 10/28/2019

Meso Kwibe's husband is still in a refugee camp in Tanzania and she has no idea when they will be together again. While the couple is living in limbo, the Trump administration recently proposed changes to the federal government's refugee admissions program that makes the date of their reunification more uncertain. A historically low number of refugees - a vetted group of … read more >>

Refugee Program Cuts Are Designed to Last (Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal)

Posted 10/21/2019

Trump Administration's Scaledown of Refugee Program Is Built to EndureThe Trump administration's decision to reduce this year's refugee cap to a record-low 18,000 people is just one step in its broader plan to shrink the program and make it harder for any future administration to quickly resume accepting refugees.The government has increased vetting of most refugees, … read more >>

For Those Adopting, Waiting is Often the Hardest Part (Mary McWilliams, Tennessee Register)

Posted 10/18/2019

The nine-month wait for expectant parents can seem interminable, anticipating the day when their little one will arrive. Adoptive parents also undergo a nerve-wracking wait time, filled with many of the anxieties that birth parents experience and then some, in the often complicated, emotional, and sometimes unpredictable process, particularly in international adoptions. … read more >>

Charities' new Culinary Training Academy Offers Recipe for Success (Tennessee Register, Story & Photos by Theresa Laurence)

Posted 10/04/2019

At lunch time on a recent weekday, the smells of simmering spaghetti sauce, homemade vinaigrette salad dressing, and fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal chocolate chip cookies blended into an enticing aroma at the McGruder Family Resource Center in North Nashville. Students in Catholic Charities' new Culinary Training Academy were buzzing around the kitchen, putting the … read more >>

WORKFORCE DEVELPMENT TRAINING: 8-Week Culinary Training Program Kicks off on September 9

Posted 09/04/2019

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SewPOP to Showcase Graduates of Sewing Training Academy (Tennessee Register, Robert Alan Glover)

Posted 08/23/2019

Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Sewing Training Academy set out in 2015 to train sewers to work in Nashville's burgeoning fashion and apparel industry. But it's also become an incubator for entrepreneurs. The work of some of those entrepreneurs, all graduates of the Sewing Training Academy, will be on display and for sale at the first SewPOP fundraiser to … read more >>

MDHA to Open Waiting Lists for Two Elderly Project-Based Voucher Locations at Noon on July 10, 2019 (TN Tribune)

Posted 07/08/2019

MDHA will be accepting online only applications for two elderly Project-Based Voucher locations on a first-come, first-served from noon Wednesday, July 10, 2019 until 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Depending on the number of applications received, the waiting lists may remain open beyond July 17, 2019.In order to qualify for elderly housing, the head of household or … read more >>

Catholic Charities Mentors Needed

Posted 06/06/2019

Catholic Charities is seeking caring adults to mentor a refugee student between the ages of 9-17 through our Refugee Youth Mentor Program.Mentors have the unique opportunity to invest in a young person's life by being a supportive friend, helping with schoolwork, and exploring opportunities of fun around Nashville! You will receive training prior to being matched, as well … read more >>

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