As a training and development specialist, Michele Bellenir works in the Catholic Charities human resource department to ensure that everyone on the team has the training and resources they need to do their jobs.
One of the benefits of working for a nonprofit is knowing that the work you do is more than a job, your work makes a difference in people's lives. Catholic Charities' mission is to help our community's most vulnerable isn’t just for the staff that works with clients--it extends to all of our staff.
On October 30, the Catholic Charities office got a little spooky. Senior Programs Director Carrie Mascaro organized a Halloween potluck and costume contest. Awards were given for most unique, funny, elaborate and for full team engagement.
Catholic Charities employees were inspired by Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. Many employees took the #PopesHopeChallenge to show kindness and do good deeds for their communities.
Rosemary Navarro serves as a family support specialist with Catholic Charities Westside Head Start. “I am in love with the mission of helping families,” says Navarro.
As a child, Nancy Dang was drawn to issues most children knew nothing about, hunger, poverty and war. “I always assumed that I would end up in Africa, but God had a different plan,” said Dang.
Sister Noreen Sharp retired after working four years at Catholic Charities and more than 40 years of ministry. Her colleagues gathered at The Refuge Cafe in downtown Phoenix to celebrate her retirement and send her off in style.
Mother Teresa was a famous nun -- but not far behind her in good works is Sister Noreen Sharp. After dedicating her life to serving others, she is retiring after more than 40 years of ministry to begin another journey in spiritual growth.
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.
Catholic Charities Community Services serves thousands of clients every year. We couldn't do that without the hard work of our dedicated employees. We had celebrations throughout Phoenix and northern Arizona to celebrate our fabulous employees.
Susan Darr started serving on the Catholic Charities team almost 25 years ago. “I believe in the mission statement. I believe in what Catholic Charities does for people," said Susan. "I’m here because I believe in the program and what it can do. It can change lives.”