Teacher working with preschoolers at Head Start program in New Orleans

Stories of Hope

A Journey of Courage & Faith: Immigration Services

November 8, 2016
Stories of Hope: Immigration and Refugee Services

Nelson always felt like he was meant to be in the United States. However, his journey to reunite with his mother was not what he imagined. Fearful for his life and the safety of his grandmother and family, Nelson was forced to make a difficult decision – to stay and endure the horrors of Honduras or attempt to escape. His decision to escape took courage and faith. Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Through Service: Cornerstone Builders

Stories of Hope: Cornerstone Builders

In 1980, Kaven Donald, then 28, was sentenced to 198 years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for heroin charges. After serving 32 years of his sentence, he was released on parole in 2012 at the age of 60. Luckily, he was connected with Catholic Charities’ Cornerstone Builders, who helped him secure documents, housing, work and more. Continue reading

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Homeless Services: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

When Rebecca and her four children were suddenly put out of their home, they had nowhere to go. Rebecca had lost her job. Fortunately she and her children found the stability at Baronne Street Housing, a facility of our Homeless Services program. Through Catholic Charities she found the support and resources she needed to get her and her family back on their feet again. Continue reading

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Extraordinary Volunteerism Day By Day

April 15, 2015

Small works of kindness can make for a lifetime of extraordinary service! Volunteer Danilo Perojo lives this day by day and it is dedicated volunteers like him who make the scope of Catholic Charities’ work possible! Because of his tireless commitment, accumulating over 4,000 volunteer hours for Catholic Charities, Danilo has been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for National Service. Continue reading

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