December News from Catholic Charities
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At the end of November, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) opened our new crisis intervention center for people suffering from addiction, the Saint Joseph Center of Hope. Located in Monroe, the center offers help to people in active addiction so they have an opportunity to stabilize in a safe and caring environment, and receive help on their road to recovery. To learn more, read the article in the Detroit Catholic.
Project Hope Ministry Helps Expecting Mothers

“I am here for them to lean on. I can hold them up until they can hold themselves up.”

These are the words of Dawn Still, describing how she approaches her job as coordinator for the CCSEM Project Hope ministry of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. “Project Hope is a prolife ministry to help support mothers who are pregnant,” she explained. “We provide needed services, resources, and referrals.” Many times, Dawn said, her job involves just listening to the women who come to her. “A lot of times, these women don’t have anyone who will listen to them,” she explained. “I empower them by hearing what they have to say. I help empower them with the services we provide.” To learn more about Project Hope and what is coming for the ministry in 2019, click here.
Third Annual CCSEM Mercy in Action Day

More than 3000 volunteers from over 60 parishes performed works of mercy in their local communities during the third annual CCSEM Mercy in Action Day on Oct. 20. Shown here are volunteers from Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit putting together bags of items for people in need. Others s ervice projects included cleanup work at charitable sites, support for active military and veterans, food collections for food pantries, clothing drives, visiting nursing homes, and much more. Thanks to all who participated!
Supporting CCSEM Ministries
CCSEM is accepting sponsorships for its 2019 Annual Celebration gala set for April 27 at Petruzzello's in Troy. Download a sponsorship form here.
We want to say THANK YOU to all the organizations and individuals who helped CCSEM help others this year during the holiday season.
Click here to learn more.
Corporate Grants Support CCSEM Ministries

Catholic Charities would like to thank the organizations whose grant money supported our ministries this year, such as Walmart, Bank of America, United Way and NEXUS. Learn more about their support here . If your company gives charitable grants that could help those served by CCSEM, please let us know! Contact Dawn Barrack at barrackd@ccsem.org.
Mark Your Calendars!

CCSEM's own Jeremy Barton will be interviewed on the Dr. Nandi Show on station WXYZ Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1:00 pm. The broadcast topic is the Addiction Epidemic. Jeremy will discuss his experience with addiction and how he came to help others through CCSEM.

Volunteers Needed in 2019

The All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry needs volunteers for the first six months of 2019. Open dates include: Jan. 24, 30; Feb. 6, 28; April 3, 25; May 29, 30; June 5, 27; and July 25, 31. To volunteer contact Farrah Shammas at shammasf@ccsem.org.
Congratulations Alliance Catholic Credit Union!

CCSEM sponsor Alliance Catholic Credit Union (ACCU) recently opened the doors to their newest branch located in Southwest Detroit, across the street from Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Read more here.





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