Catholic Charities Connect - November 2022 Edition

Catholic Charities Connect - November 2022 Edition

This month we celebrate National Adoption Month, and we salute our Veterans and thank them for their service! ‍ We are so grateful for all of our donors, friends, clients, supporters, volunteers and staff. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving!

November 2022

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater

Prescott Helps Provide Clothes for Teens

Thank you to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott for their recent $5,000 grant! This generous grant will be used to update Teens’ Closet inventory like coats, shoes, jeans, and specialty items. 


Last year, Catholic Charities Teens’ Closet served over 200 teens. This donation will help us continue that important work!

Baby Nathan Finds His Forever Family

Stacie and Armando always knew they wanted to become parents, but when Armando’s cancer returned last year, Stacie knew it wouldn’t be possible for them to have biological children. The couple had prayed for years about the possibility of fostering and adopting. After learning of Catholic Charities’ program, they finally decided to take steps to become licensed foster parents. 


Before long, a baby boy was placed in their home. After a year, Stacie and Armando learned they would have the opportunity to adopt. Read more about baby Nathan and his forever family! Read more

Stand Downs Help Veterans

For Veterans experiencing homelessness, it can be difficult or nearly impossible to track down and navigate all the resources needed to get back on their feet. While individual circumstances vary from one person to the next, access to help is a universal barrier that most unsheltered people face.


Danielle Holloway, Program Manager for Catholic Charities Veteran Services, shares helpful information about how Stand Downs help Veterans access life-changing resources. Read more

A Blessing and Celebration of Bullhead City Shelter

On October 22, 2022, more than 60 people gathered to celebrate the BHHS Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope, a shelter operated by Catholic Charities for those experiencing homelessness in Mohave County.


Though the shelter opened its doors three years ago, the ongoing pandemic meant a celebration of the shelter wasn’t possible until this year. 


Foundational funding of the shelter was provided by BHHS Legacy Foundation, The Stamper Family and Catholic Charities.


The shelter offers beds for up to 67 individuals, including a separate wing especially for Veterans experiencing homelessness, as well as three separate units where families experiencing homelessness can stay together. The shelter serves three meals a day (hot lunch and dinner are open to anyone), offers showers, computers for job searches, hygiene supplies, a cooling station, laundry facilities and more. 


Most critical to helping the unsheltered is the ongoing case management services provided by Catholic Charities staff members who walk alongside the clients to overcome the numerous barriers to affordable housing. Shelter outreach workers also conduct outreach in surrounding areas, including the desert, parks, under bridges and anywhere the homeless congregate. Their goal is to build relationships, provide supplies and offer assistance getting them into the shelter for needed resources and case management. 


Special thank you to event speakers:


Catholic Charities President and CEO Paul Mulligan; Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady; Dan Oehler and Jerry Wissink from the BHHS Legacy Foundation; Dr. Blake Stamper on behalf of the Stamper Family; Cindy Stotler, Arizona Department of Housing; Olivia McCormick, Catholic Charities Board Member; and Fr. Dan Vollmer, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, who led a prayer before breakfast and offered a blessing for the shelter.

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