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Catholic Charities' Hague Accrediation Renewed (Tennessee Register)

Posted 06/17/2016

The Hague Accreditation for Catholic Charities of Tennessee's international adoption program has been renewed by the Council on Accreditation, as authorized by the U.S. Department of State, according to Bill Sinclair, Catholic Charities executive director. Renewal of Hague Accreditation attests that the agency is in substantial compliance with the Hague … read more >>

700 Local Children to Get New Shoes Saturday (Alex Hubbard, The Tennessean)

Posted 06/10/2016

Several local organizations are teaming up Saturday to provide 700 kids with new shoes.Catholic Charities of Tennessee partnered with Shoes4Kids, a 10-year-old organization that provides new shoes and mentoring programs to at-risk children. The organization has a goal to collect 10,000 shoes this year.Catholic Charities has also worked with Safe Haven Family Shelter, … read more >>

In My Words: Anna Notestine, AmeriCorps Volunteer

Posted 06/06/2016

As graduation loomed, I was plagued by the same question many graduates face: What comes next? With an Anthropology/Spanish double major, I was not graduating with a specific job title in mind. I knew I wanted to use my education to help others. A chance to use my Spanish language skills would be even better. Non-profit work seemed a good fit. Among the many opportunities … read more >>

At Friendship House, Walls between Disabled, Students Come Down (Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean)

Posted 06/01/2016

Leo Kennedy leans across his wooden coffee table, his fingers to his mouth and a smirk on his face. It's as if he knows a secret about the chess board his opponent does not.As that opponent, Alex Drury, lifts a pawn toward Kennedy, the expression remains - a satisfaction that comes with winning.The friends don't talk much while they play. Kennedy can be closed off, at … read more >>

Open Adoption Gives Birth Mother a Place in Children’s Lives (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 05/06/2016

Stephanie and Wade Conway stroll through the Nashville Zoo with their two adopted children, Aubrey, a boisterous, curly-headed 3-year-old girl, and her brother Aiden, a quiet and curious 2-year-old. They are celebrating the two-year anniversary of Aubrey's "Gotcha Day" when they first became a family. Celebrating with them is an honorary member of the … read more >>

Wrap Around Services Make a Difference (Catholic Charities USA)

Posted 05/01/2016

A story about Feeding the Hungry featuring Catholic Charities of Tennessee, NashvilleAt Catholic Charities of Tennessee (Nashville), we offer wrap-around services because we have experienced that when a client arrives seeking to satisfy one need, another need - or two - often come to light as we sit and talk with the person.For instance, a young lady with limited English … read more >>

Charities Programs, St. Mary Villa Childcare will Move to St. Vincent (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 04/22/2016

St. Mary Villa Child Development Center, which has served working families in Nashville for decades and can trace its roots back more than 150 years to St. Mary's Orphanage, recently faced a real threat of closing, until it found a new home on the St. Vincent de Paul campus in North Nashville. "I think of it as divine intervention to find this location," … read more >>

Refugee Resettlement Resolution Opens Dangerous Door (Frank Daniels III, The Tennessean)

Posted 04/22/2016

The Tennessee General Assembly wants the attorney general to sue the federal government, contending the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives the state the right to close its borders to refugee resettlement, and if Attorney General Herbert Slatery won't sue, then the legislature will.But the legislature will only sue if the speakers of the House and Senate can get … read more >>

Faces of Success: Sandy Tormey (United Way of Metropolitan Nashville)

Posted 04/19/2016

Sandy Tormey never imagined that life would take him to East Nashville. It's been his family's home for a little over a year, and they are slowly adjusting to life in a new neighborhood. "We have our own space for the first time, and we aren't living on top of each other anymore," said Tormey. "It's a little overwhelming at first."The last four years … read more >>

Catholic Charities Job Training Program Going Strong After Five Years (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register)

Posted 04/08/2016

It's been five years since the OutSOURCE ReSOURCE Job Training Center, Catholic Charities' light manufacturing and assembly initiative, began creating products for businesses and organizations in Middle Tennessee, while providing basic jobs skills to the unemployed and underemployed. Approximately 388 trainees have gone through the training program. However, according … read more >>

Nashville Emerges as Fashion Hub (Lizzy Alfs, The Tennessean)

Posted 04/06/2016

Standing in his glittering Nashville showroom, Manuel Cuevas watched as one apprentice pressed rhinestones into a red dress and another embroidered arrows onto a suit jacket.Cuevas - known better as simply Manuel - is just as passionate about teaching young people his craft as he is creating custom designs, which have been worn by generations of celebrities. … read more >>

CCUSA Lenten Reflection/Holy Saturday at the Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (Mark Barry, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 03/26/2016

When today's reflection assignment was received, I was taken aback. With so many readings, how can I not be inspired? Conversely, how can I choose just one thought upon which to reflect?Moving through the readings was a journey itself. (Presumably, that's why this particular selection of readings is as it is.) I was quickly reminded that God - in His mercy, wisdom, and, love … read more >>

Catholic Charities Supports Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/25/2016

When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy, she is understandably anxious and confused about her future. She may not have a support system in place; she may not know who to talk to about her options. One place she may not think to turn is Catholic Charities of Tennessee. But Catholic Charities' Caring Choices pregnancy and adoption counselors are standing by, ready to … read more >>

Catholic Charities Pathways to Possibilities Luncheon Set for April 8 (Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/25/2016

Pathways to Possibilities," Catholic Charities of Tennessee's fundraiser/friendraiser,returns in its original luncheon format noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Music City Center. Former Mayor Karl Dean will serve as special guest host and emcee for the event."We are very excited to have ‘Pathways to Possibilities' back as a luncheon," said Mark … read more >>

Advocates Ask Tennessee Lawmakers To Avoid Refugee Lawsuit As Ideological Test Case (WPLN, Douglas Corzine)

Posted 03/17/2016

Despite hearing Wednesday from vocal opponents to the joint resolution now making its way through the House, the Tennessee General Assembly is moving forward with its effort to sue the United States government over refugee resettlement.The resolution's sponsors say they're reacting to a requirement that the state provide health benefits to refugees placed here by … read more >>

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