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Catholic Charities ‘Blessed’ to have Support from Bishop’s Annual Appeal (Tennessee Register, Andy Telli)

Posted 05/04/2018

Catholic Charities of Tennessee often is the face of the Church in the community. It is there to provide job training to the jobless, to help a homeless person rebuild their life, to help a child deal with fallout from trauma in their lives, to help couples give a child a loving home, to help a refugee navigate life in America. As Catholic Charities reaches out to help … read more >>

Stress and Older Adults (Individual & Family Counseling, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 04/25/2018

Mildred decides it is time to give up her car. Jimmy realizes he cannot maintain his family home's yard. Pearl begins getting frustrated when she cannot remember what it is she needed at the grocery store. Ed and Sue often feel their children are taking on too much of the decision making in their lives; this lowers their self-esteem. Paul attends the funeral of yet … read more >>

The Boss: Centric's Gina Emmanuel has been Face-to-Face with a Leopard (Adam Sichko, Nashville Business Journal)

Posted 04/18/2018

Gina Emmanuel, the subject of this story, is a member of the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees. It's as if Gina Emmanuel was born to do two things: be an architect and travel the world. She's been drawing since she could hold a pencil and now is a top principal at Centric Architecture, one of Nashville's oldest architecture firms, specializing in projects that give … read more >>

The Healing Trust Awards Grant to Catholic Charities Refugee Elders Program

Posted 04/04/2018

Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Refugee Elders program has been awarded a $40,000 grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $700,000 in its most recent grant cycle. The one-year grant will be used for direct services to support the health and well-being of refugee elders through group programming and case management."Refugee elders account … read more >>

6th Annual Pathways to Possibilities Planned May 4: Fundraiser/friendraiser benefits Catholic Charities

Posted 03/19/2018

Catholic Charities' 6th Annual Pathways to Possibilities presented by Saint Thomas Health is scheduled for Friday, May 4 at Music City Center. Registration and networking begin at 7:00AM; the program and breakfast begin at 7:30AM. Six-time Emmy Award winning WSMV-Channel 4 news anchor Tracy Kornet will serve as emcee. "Pathways to Possibilities' purpose is … read more >>

CCHD Faith and Justice Internship Available through Catholic Charities

Posted 02/12/2018

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, the local administrator of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is seeking candidates to serve as a Faith and Justice Intern from September 2018 through May 2019. The internship, designed to help promote the important work of the CCHD, especially within the Diocese of Nashville, will offer experience working with and on behalf of … read more >>

IN MY WORDS: Eric Meier, Former Refugee Youth Mentor

Posted 01/31/2018

It's the little things that we take for granted, that someone that grew up in a war-torn part of the world has never experienced. Pizza, libraries, a soccer ball to take outside and kick around. But most especially Skee-Ball.Because of work and the areas of town where I would be able to meet my mentee, it took several months to get matched up. Then I got the call - Mugisha, … read more >>

Engaged Employers Enhance Workforce Development (Dec. 2017 Charities News)

Posted 12/19/2017

It's no secret that our region's economy has changed in many significant, mostly positive ways in recent years. For many who come to us for help, though, the fruits of that growth are often not reachable.To change that in a meaningful way, Catholic Charities, representatives of local industries in critical need of good, reliable, long-term employees, and other partners, … read more >>

IN OUR WORDS: Begard and Sarwar Hawez (

Posted 12/15/2017

NOTE: There are some graphic descriptions included in this blog. Its content may not be appropriate for all people of all ages.As a case worker at Catholic Charities Refugee Services in Nashville, Sarwar Hawez is accustomed to the deer-in-a-headlight look of new immigrants. They are typically tired, confused, scared, and certain they have made a mistake. That is where … read more >>

CCUSA Advent Reflection: 1st Sunday of Advent (Mark Barry, Mission Advancement)

Posted 12/03/2017

Catholic Charities USA: Advent ReflectionSunday, December 3, 2017 - 1st Sunday of AdventSubmitted by Mark Barry, Director of Mission Advancement, Catholic Charities of TennesseeReadings: IS 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7; PS 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; 1 COR 1:3-9; MK 13:33-37The holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, often include travel. Regardless of the complexity of … read more >>

Sewing Training Academy Offers New Classes in New Year

Posted 11/29/2017

NEW Level II Velvet CourseThe Level II Atelier Course, as we know it, is focused on more challenging garment construction, but in 2018 we will be introducing a series of shorter Level II courses focused on handling challenging fabrics. This first course tackles the fabric of the season: VELVET!Duration: 1 week, January 8-12Time: Mornings, 9AM-12PMCost: Based on sliding … read more >>

Corporate Employees Walk in the Shoes of the Poor (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 11/17/2017

They were all white-collar workers for Procter and Gamble, one of the biggest, most successful companies in the country. But after a few hours of pretending to be members of a low-income family struggling to find a place to live or to pay their bills, their frustration and their stress were clear. After spending the "day" sitting in one corner of the room at … read more >>

Nashville’s Booming Housing Market Locks out Those on the Margins (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 11/17/2017

On a weekday afternoon at Villa Maria Manor, the Diocese of Nashville's affordable housing complex for seniors, elderly men and women, many using walkers, motorized scooters or wheelchairs to help with their limited mobility, warmly greet each other in the building's main lobby. They complement each other on new hairstyles or clothes, inquire about each other's plans for … read more >>

The Grievers Holiday Bill of Rights

Posted 11/15/2017

1. You have the right to say, "TIME OUT!" any time you need to. Time out to slow down, blow off a little steam, step away from the holidays, have a "huddle" and start over.2. You have the right to TELL IT LIKE IT ISWhen people ask, "How are you...?" you have the right to tell them how you really feel, not just what they want to hear. (P.S. … read more >>

Tips on Dealing with Stress during the Holidays(Lisa McGovern, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Counseling Services, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 11/15/2017

The Holidays can be a stressful time. We often are trying to spend time around family and "create magical memories." Often we can have unrealistic expectations that set us up for stress and disappointment. We can overextend ourselves or our finances. Here are some tips meant to help keep the joy in the holidays and manage the stress that can come as well. Have … read more >>

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