Holly Yzquierdo

Holly Yzquierdo

Holly Yzquierdo is an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager and has served at Catholic Charities since 2014. She is passionate about helping nonprofits share the impact of their work in a digital world. Holly has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University. Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending time with her family.

If you’re looking for project for your team or co-workers to do this holiday season, Catholic Charities would love to partner with you. Several organizations and parishes have already started projects to help foster care families and other Catholic Charities’ work, like domestic violence shelters. Here are a few examples of what’s going on in December.G

That’s why Monica and Joe decided they needed to act when Monica’s best friend died from cancer and her husband died less than a year later, leaving their two children without parents.

“Dana” and her two young sons found refuge at My Sisters’ Place, a confidential domestic violence shelter in the East Valley. For six years, Dana’s abusive boyfriend treated her like a prisoner and used her children as leverage to keep her compliant. Her abuse was extensive and involved threats to both her life and that of her children.

One day, there was a small window of opportunity to escape. Dana took her boys but had to leave everything they owned to flee.

What are your earliest memories of Christmas? Is it Santa, a room full of presents or family gatherings? Children in Catholic Charities unaccompanied minor program (UMP) recently got their first taste of Christmas.

These children entered the country without a parent, some as refugees from war-torn countries. They are placed with a foster care family as they learn a new language and customs, while going to school.

One Catholic Charities volunteer, Steve Schmidt, decided to share his knowledge of technology with others. He is helping refugees, without computer skill experience, to learn to use technology to find jobs.

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