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.

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.

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa recently worked with Catholic Charities by creating Thinking of You notes. Three hundred volunteers spent hours creating these notes that will be given to clients in our various programs.

Austin Smith works at Catholic Charities in Flagstaff on a program called SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery) helping clients apply for disability benefits.

To qualify for SOAR clients must be experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse disorder or other disability.

Flagstaff Catholic Charities homeless outreach staff went out into the forest late December after a big snow to find people who needed shelter.

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