Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a passion for storytelling. Her writing for Catholic Charities has included blogs, newspaper and magazine articles. She enjoys telling client stories in a way that captures the humanity and emotions of those she writes about. When she’s not working, Bethany loves to spend time with her two cats, hike and sing karaoke.

With today’s ease of access to the internet and social media, teens are inundated with sexual images and messages. North Star Youth Partnership's Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) program brings age-appropriate, factual sexual education to teens in middle and high school. The program helps teens make informed decisions and decreases the risks of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and risk-taking behaviors.

When it comes to knowledge and connections, Joe Goitia and Andrew Harvey of the Veterans Service team in Flagstaff, Ariz. are on-point. Joe and Andrew walk alongside veterans and veteran families at risk of or experiencing homelessness, keeping the client at the center of all decisions. Their greatest joy is seeing clients bloom and grow once they are housed. 

In 2014, Ken received a wakeup call. He found himself in jail in Flagstaff, facing serious time for assault charges. Getting connected to Catholic Charities changed his life.

Born and raised in Flagstaff, Ariz., Myesha came from a family of abuse, addiction and alcoholism. After years of struggling with addiction and DCS involvement, Myesha got sober and regained custody of her two youngest children. She got an apartment through Catholic Charities and has inspired her relatives to get sober and break the cycle that has plagued her family since childhood.

Shaylyn has been with Catholic Charities for a little over a year and is a Housing Case Manager in our new office in Page, Ariz. Her commitment to help and to heal is apparent in the dedicated assistance she provides to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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