As a journalist, Michelle McManimon covered stories addressing suffering, homelessness and other heartbreaking news in Flagstaff, Ariz. Then came a point where she needed to take action to help others, so she began volunteering at Catholic Charities.

Published in Volunteers
Friday, 24 March 2017 11:20

Two Veterans Making History

Oscar, a soft spoken 55-year-old man, got released from the police department in Flagstaff, Ariz. He went out of the poice department’s front doors into the cold November morning—no one was there to meet him. He didn’t have money or shelter for the night. Originally from the Navajo reservation, now in Flagstaff, he faced homelessness alone.

Published in Veterans

Corrin Johns, outreach staff for Catholic Charities, hit the road to check homeless hotspots after the recent blizzard and sub-zero temperatures—but specifically to see one 60-year-old man named Jeff.

Published in Homeless
Monday, 23 January 2017 12:21

Outreach Team Saves Lives

Catholic Charities homeless services team goes out on foot to find people living on the streets during snowstorms. This team spends hours searching neglected parts of Flagstaff to find the homeless. Local parks, drainage tunnels, bridges and shopping centers are hotspots where homeless seek relief from the harsh winter weather.

Published in Homeless
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 14:20

Mom Finds Hope After Addiction

Just turning 31, Audra is facing her thirties with a lot of hope. Coming out of jail only six months ago, she’s discovered life without addiction is like waking up to a new world.

Published in Homeless
Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:46

On the Path to a Bright Future

Roger, once a local business owner in Flagstaff, has a knack for inventions and electronics. But times got tough, and he needed help. Our staff  assisted him with water and food, housing applications and phone cards. We also helped him stay warm by providing blankets, sleeping bags and clothes. Find out what he is doing now.

Published in Homeless
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 12:47

Juniper House: Tale of Lost and Found

She started working with Cami Rasband, case worker for Catholic Charities, while in jail. Cami helped to identify resources and housing. After a fruitless search for openings at local half-way houses, Cami told Robin about a new reentry home called the Juniper House run by Catholic Charities.

Published in Homeless

More than 50 people attended an event on Wednesday to commemorate Catholic Charities Community Services moving to a new larger, facility in a prime location.

Published in Latest News
Friday, 26 February 2016 12:06

Homeless Mother Starts Over in Alaska

Lori had never been to a food bank, asked for help or been without a home for herself and her 2-year-old son and teenage daughter. After losing her home, Lori and her children ended up living on the streets.

Published in Homeless
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:08

The Shoe Fits

Consuelo “Celo” Brennan, a Flagstaff attorney, provides shoes to the children in Flagstaff every year. Unofficially called, The Shoe Fits, this passionate Samaritan sets about raising money to make sure children in Flagstaff homeless shelters have a new pair of shoes to start school.

Published in Reducing Poverty
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