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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

Click on flyer above for access to a printable pdf. … read more >>

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 >>

Mayor's Youth Council, AkzoNobel Lead Playground Renovation by Creating Massive Mural at Nashville's Non-Profit McGruder Family Resource Center

Posted 05/31/2019

Nashville's non-profit McGruder Family Resource Center (a partnership of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, and Metro Nashville Public Schools) is about to get a brand-new look for its playground. The Nashville Mayor's Youth Council (MYC), which is part of the Oasis Center, is partnering up with AkzoNobel - a leading global paints … read more >>

Catholic Charities offers pregnancy, adoption support (Tennessee Register)

Posted 05/03/2019

Catholic Charities of Tennessee offers a range of services and support for women facing un-planned pregnancies as well as for couples looking to adopt either domestically or internationally. Catholic Charities counselors can help women determine if they are ready to parent a child or guide them through the adoption process. If a woman chooses to parent her child, … read more >>

Judy Orr Named New Catholic Charities Executive Director (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 04/04/2019

An announcement regarding the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Tennessee position... We are pleased to formally announce that Judy Orr has accepted our offer to become the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Tennessee effective May 13, 2019, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.Judy is a life-long Catholic and a proven leader with strong business … read more >>

Bishop's Annual Appeal helps Catholic Charities Serve the Vulnerable (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/22/2019

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is the arm of the Diocese of Nashville that reaches out to the community to care for our most vulnerable neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the elderly, the stranger, the hurting.And money raised through the Bishop's Annual Appeal for Ministries helps make that care possible."It's an important contribution to allow us to provide for … read more >>

Pathways to Possibilities Raises Funds, Connects Friends (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/22/2019

In all its efforts to help the poor and the vulnerable, Catholic Charities of Tennessee strives to open pathways to a better future for all the people it serves.It is asking the people of the community to support those efforts through the Pathways to Possibilities Breakfast. Presented by the Most Rev. J. Mark Spalding and the Diocese of Nashville, the event will be held at … read more >>

JOB POSTING: Family Empowerment Case Manager

Posted 03/21/2019

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF TENNESSEE, INC.POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTFamily Empowerment Case ManagerCatholic 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 8:00am to 4:30pm with some occasional evenings, depending on the needs of client … read more >>

Refugee Elders Program Awarded The Healing Trust Grant

Posted 03/21/2019

The Catholic Charities of Tennessee Refugee Elders program recently received a $40,000 grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1,000,000 to 19 grantee partners in its most recent grant cycle. The Refugee Seniors' grant will be used for direct services to support the health and well-being of refugee elders through group programming and case … read more >>

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