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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) grant to support the Refugee Youth Program. Part of the application process is announcing it on social media. The Refugee Youth Program is a therapeutic afterschool program for refugee, asylee, and migrant children that have experienced complex trauma. The purpose of the program is […]

Apr 01, 2022


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From Executive Director Judy K. Orr Catholic Charities resettling 330 Afghans to Middle Tennessee Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, has welcomed 330 Afghan refugees who were displaced by the largest evacuation in 50 years of people from their home country to the U.S. Our commitment to this segment of the 125,000 evacuees is now in its […]

Mar 07, 2022


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From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director The Latest on Afghan Refugee Assistance We so appreciate everyone who has reached out to help us welcome Afghans who have come to Nashville to start new lives. Our proud tradition of working with New Americans began in 1962. So far, 85 of the 300 people assigned to our […]

Nov 18, 2021


Job Training

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville’s Sewing Training Academy (STA) is hosting A Very Merry SewPOP, a holiday marketplace celebrating new and established Nashville artisans and makers. SewPOP will take place Dec. 3 and 4 at The Clay Lady Campus at 1416 Lebanon Pike, just two miles from downtown Nashville. The event showcases Nashville makers, which […]

Nov 12, 2021


New Americans

Tennessee Register had an excellent article highlighting the work of Catholic Charities’ case managers welcoming new Afghan arrivals. Case managers are responsible for helping Afghan families acclimate to their new lives in the U.S. Kellye Branson, Refugee and Immigration Services director, said the case managers are among the most essential parts of the department. “They’re critical. […]

Nov 11, 2021


New Americans

Deanna Dibin’s family immigrated to the United States from Azerbaijan with the help of several organizations, including Catholic Charities. Her story reflects what many of the 50,000 Afghan families coming to the United States as part of the Afghan Placement Assistance Program are feeling and experiencing right now. Catholic Charities expects to help 150 individuals […]

Oct 13, 2021


New Americans

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville expects to resettle 150 or more Afghans into local communities. You can support help these individuals and families arriving to America.

Sep 21, 2021


Disaster Recovery

Catholic Charities is proud to support the Community Resource Center’s efforts to help our neighbors impacted by the severe flooding in Waverly and across Humphreys County.

Aug 23, 2021


From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Support for Pathways to Possibilities I want to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported our virtual fundraiser Pathways to Possibilities presented by First Horizon. Just a few short weeks ago we shared the stories of Demetrius, Deanna, and Linda, each of whom told their […]

Jun 08, 2021


From Judy K. Orr, Executive Director Love, Hope, Healing Your support has made the difference What a year! Last year’s March 3 tornados set off a momentous chain of events. Our commemoration of the tornado anniversary was highlighted by a public art project. We visited four locations with plywood “canvases,” and invited neighbors to express […]

Mar 10, 2021


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