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Sinclair Retires from Catholic Charities after 42 Years of Service (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 01/27/2017

During Bill Sinclair's 42 years with Catholic Charities of Tennessee, he has seen the organization assist countless people and experience tremendous growth. When he started out in 1975, Catholic Charities of Tennessee had three employees and a budget of $141,000. As Sinclair prepares to retire from his executive director position at the end of January, the organization … read more >>




Nashville's Fashion Industry Wants To Grow The Economic Impact Of New Designers (Emily Siner, WPLN)

Posted 01/26/2017

NOTE: Catholic Charities' Sewing Training Academy was created in September 2015 in partnership with the Nashville Fashion Alliance and other supporters. It is part of the effort to provide the infrastructure needed to support the local industry's growth.----------------------------------------------The Nashville area is home to a growing number of fashion brands: … read more >>




In Nashville or South Africa, Couple’s Mantra is to Love, Serve Neighbors (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 01/13/2017

Whether working with refugees in their jobs at Catholic Charities of Tennessee, or as resident directors of Friendship House, a residential community for adults with disabilities and Vanderbilt Divinity graduate students, or on their next adventure, at LIV Village in South Africa, Bailey and Jordan Collins just want to "be good neighbors, to love and serve others. … read more >>




IN MY OWN WORDS: Reflections of a Refugee Family Mentor after the first visit with her "matched" family

Posted 01/10/2017

We were greeted at the door with smiles and "As-salam alaykum." We greeted in return. We presented a soccer ball, the universal ball of love. It unfolded in a natural way. As much as is possible given the circumstances.Y'all. They cooked for us. They have so little. And they cooked for us. They gave us stout coffee in their delicate and beautiful cups ... … read more >>




Catholic Charities USA Daily Meditation: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God~1/1/17 (Aimee Shelide Mayer, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 01/01/2017

Readings of the DayToday's reading brought me back to a memorial service I participated in just before Christmas honoring women and men who had experienced homelessness and had tragically died on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, in the past year.At the memorial, a small group of us called the names of the eighty-three people-clients and friends-who were no longer able … read more >>




Simulation to Give Glimpse of a Refugee's Journey (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 12/30/2016

People are being invited to walk in the shoes of a refugee through the "Seeking Refuge: Forced to Flee" refugee camp simulation, sponsored by Catholic Charities of Tennessee, its Office of Refugee and Immigration Services and the Tennessee Office for Refugees. "This is the first time our Catholic Charities has ever done something like this," said … read more >>




Loaves and Fishes Relies on Community to Serve those in Need (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register)

Posted 12/16/2016

On the first Monday in November, 34 years ago, Loaves and Fishes started at Holy Name Church in East Nashville to serve the city's homeless and hungry. For that first meal they served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "They wanted people to be able to come inside," said Wendy Overlock, Catholic Charities' program coordinator for Loaves and Fishes. … read more >>




Bill Sinclair: Making a difference (FY15-16 Annual Report/Fall 2016 Newsletter)

Posted 12/14/2016

When he was hired for a two-month temporary assignment in the summer of 1975 to help resettle refugees, current Catholic Charities of Tennessee executive director Bill Sinclair had no idea he would end up staying with the agency for more than 41 years. It was a Friday when he joined the then three-person agency staff...he made four. Sr. Andrea Vaughn, D.C. was the … read more >>




Lead Role at McGruder FRC Furthers North Nashville Commitment (FY15-16 Annual Report/Fall 2016 Newsletter)

Posted 12/14/2016

In early 2014, Catholic Charities' North Nashville Outreach (NNO) program moved from its Buchanan Street "store front" location to the C. E. McGruder Family Resource Center (FRC) on 25th Avenue North, a short distance away.The move, according to Megan Stack Emerson, director of the Family Assistance and Community Employment (FACE) department, was made for … read more >>




North Nashville Outreach: Empowering those in need (FY15-16 Annual Report/Fall 2016 Newsletter)

Posted 12/14/2016

Since the early 1980s, when North Nashville Outreach (NNO) was established as a joint ministry of Assumption and St. Vincent de Paul parishes, the service offerings have been fairly consistent.Whether from Germantown, Buchanan Street, or the C. E. McGruder Family Resource Center (FRC) on 25th Avenue North, NNO's focus has been to provide residents of several … read more >>




Catholic Charities USA Daily Meditation: Monday of the Second Week of Advent (Mark Barry, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 12/05/2016

Readings of the DayOur Gospel reading for today (Luke 5:17-26) ends with this powerful sentence: "We have seen incredible things today."It is true, as one reflects on current and recent events in Tennessee (where I am located) and elsewhere, we, indeed, are seeing incredible things today. So incredible are they that many of us may be inclined to simply "throw … read more >>




Catholic Charities USA Daily Meditation: Saturday of the First Week of Advent (Collen Mayer, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 12/03/2016

Readings for the DayIn the first reading today, Isaiah delivers a promise of comfort and peace to a community that was suffering greatly. It's a promise that many of us need to hear right now: "No more will you weep. The Lord will be gracious when you cry out."Isaiah's words speak deeply to me as I reflect on challenges we are facing in my local community. … read more >>




New Catholic Charities Executive Director Named (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 12/01/2016

Bishop David Choby of Nashville has announced that Pamela Russo, executive director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, has been named the new executive director of Catholic Charities of Tennessee. "I think everyone who had the opportunity to meet her and interview her were all in agreement that she was the right person for … read more >>




Advocates of Refugees, Immigrants Seek to Calm Postelection Fears (Theresa Laurence for Catholic Standard, Archdiocese of Wshington, DC)

Posted 11/29/2016

As the American people continue to unpack exactly what the election of Donald Trump means for the country, those who work with vulnerable populations such as refugees and immigrants have serious concerns and questions about what the future holds.President-elect Trump made the issue of immigration one of the foundations of his campaign. He promised to round up those in … read more >>




Nashville Businesses Team Up to Build New Playground (WSMV - Channel 4)

Posted 10/27/2016

Several adults got out of the office on Thursday to help build a new playground in Nashville. Two-hundred volunteers from area businesses and corporations partnered with KaBOOM! to build a playground at Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center.The center is located behind Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Heiman Street.Sixty to seventy children are enrolled. … read more >>




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