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Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center readies for St. Vincent de Paul move (Nashville Pride)

Posted 07/29/2016

Change and excitement are in the air for Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center staff and families as the program prepares for its mid-August move to the former St. Vincent de Paul School at 1704 Heiman Street in North Nashville.The program, with roots going back 150 years, will be leaving the 30 White Bridge Road site it has occupied since the late 1970s.Saint Mary … read more >>

Call Issued for Volunteer Painters for new Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center @ St. Vincent de Paul: Saturday, July 23 is the day!

Posted 07/14/2016

To register for the 8 am - 12 Noon shift, click here. // To register for the 12 Noon - 4pm shift, click here.If you are able to help us out all day, please register on both links!To print a copy of the flyer, just click on the image above and you will be taken to a printable pdf. … read more >>

Working to End an Invisible Issue (Joseph Kenkel & Ryan DeHoff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, Family Empowerment Program, Catholic Charities of Tennessee for The Contributor))

Posted 07/07/2016

The following story appeared in the June 27 - July 11, 2016 issue of The Contributor.It is evident that, as a community, we have attached powerful stereotypes to homelessness. Maybe you imagine an older man asking for spare change on the corner of Broadway and 3rd. Maybe another picture is of an individual eating a hot meal at the Rescue Mission. Informed by these … read more >>

Summer Programs Offer Low-cost Fun (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 07/01/2016

Summer break, beloved by school children nationwide, but greeted more cautiously by many working parents, can be a logistical and financial strain for busy families. Often, parents have to stitch together a patchwork of summer camps and make an onerous plan to transport their children to varied, sometimes unfamiliar, locations every week.Some local Catholic parishes … read more >>

Catholic Charities of Tennessee Announces 2016-17 Board Officers, New Members

Posted 07/01/2016

The Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has elected officers and new members for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to Bill Sinclair, executive director of the agency. The officer terms begin on July 1, 2016 and run through June 30, 2017.Executive Committee members for 2016-2017 are: President Dwayne Dillard, Partner, Crowe Horwath, LLP, … read more >>

Family Homelessness Awareness Month Activities Planned

Posted 06/27/2016

Catholic Charities' Family Empowerment Program is planning several events between July 7 and August 7 to heighten awareness of the problem of Family Homelessness in our community."Through events rooted in advocacy, awareness, volunteerism, and fundraising, we hope to build enough support for our program to serve our family clients' needs more effectively and … read more >>

Child Victims of Violence Find Hope in Counseling Program (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register)

Posted 06/17/2016

Those affected by homicide, assault and domestic violence are not just the people who perpetrate or fall victim to these crimes. Too often it includes children who have witnessed such an event or have lost a parent because of it. Since 1998, Catholic Charities of Tennessee has tried to do something about this all-too-common occurrence. Its Hope program is a free resource … read more >>

Works of Mercy Challenge Helps Volunteers Participate in Year of Mercy (Briana Grzybowski, Tennessee Register)

Posted 06/17/2016

During this liturgical Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8 last year on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and lasts through the Feast of Christ the King this year on Nov. 20, the Vatican has encouraged Catholics worldwide to reflect on God's mercy and find ways to extend it to others in their daily lives. This past May, Catholic Charities of Tennessee issued … read more >>

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 >>

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