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LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 33, October 2020

Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.– John 6:11

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) will be kicking off our annual fundraiser – Loaves & Fish Appeal – on November 14 & 15, 2020. Your donation this year is critical to providing vital and professional services here in our community!

LCCC has sustained an unexpected loss of revenue due to COVID-19 that we rely on to provide these services. We’d like to share with you how your generosity helps provide valuable programs and services. A Donation of:

  • $47.87 covers the cost of 1 hour of Volunteer Caregiver Services – average “donation” received per client is $0.92 per hr. *
  • $51.38 covers the cost of 1 hour with our Community Liaison program (formerly Resource Advocacy - connecting seniors to vital resources & services) – average “donation” received per client is $0.75 per hr.*
  • $62.31 covers the cost of 1 session for Substance Abuse Therapy – average client payment is $39.55/session.
  • $83.39 covers the cost of 1 session of Mental Health Counseling – average client payment is $46.04/session.
  • $26.99 covers the cost of one hour at Be Our Guest Adult Day – average client cost share is $8.64/hour.
  • $21.68 covers the cost of one hour of Special Ministries (serving adults with disabilities) – average participant payment is $5.86/hour.

*Volunteer Caregiver and Community Liaison Programs do not charge fees for their services, but do ask for a donation if the recipient is able to.

Look for your invitation in the mail in early November to help provide critical services in our community or click the button below to make your donation today. All money stays local and helps to provide affordable, professional services to ALL. Your support is urgently needed today!

May the Lord Bless all of you! 

The Board, Staff and Clients of Livingston County Catholic Charities
Introducing New Tomorrows!

Livingston County Catholic Charities is excited to introduce our new agency video! It and other inspiring videos are located on the "New Tomorrows" Stories page of our website. Please help us share the work we do by sharing our video and upcoming marketing blasts on Facebook with your friends and family.

We need YOUR help to share the professional services and programs available in our community!
FREE Medicare Series

Livingston Co. Catholic Charities has teamed up with our three local Chambers of Commerce, Brighton, Hartland and Howell, to provide FREE informational and educational seminars to all community members about Medicare and the 2021 changes.
All sessions will be done via Zoom with our own Melodie Valvano, LCCC Community Liaison and MMAP Certified Specialist. Register Today!
Please share with friends, neighbors, co-workers, family or others you may know who could benefit from learning more about this important topic.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Julie Amman at julie@livingstoncatholiccharities.org.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month
Have Hope. Give Help.

We hear a lot these days about various ways we can help our neighbors, or support a cause, but we all want to make sure that our efforts truly make a difference…

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? Livingston County Catholic Charities provides services to parents and children in the foster care system through our Foster Care and Adoption programs.

You have the ability to change the lives of children and families today. Our licensed and trained staff is here to help you. We are seeking loving, committed Livingston County residents to become foster parents, to open their lives and home to a child in need.

Call today 517-545-5944 or e-mail fostering@livingstoncatholiccharities.org.
November is National Family Caregiver Month

1 out of 4 caregivers report they have depression. Caring for a loved one is a tremendous responsibility, especially if you're doing it on your own. The demands can be overwhelming which can lead to increased levels of stress. If caregivers aren't aware of this danger, they can put their own health and well-being at risk.

If you are the caregiver of someone with dementia, or know someone who is, we are here to help! LCCC offers FREE Caregiver Support Meetings from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Respite care provided with advance notice – call 517-546-9910 to reserve your spot.

Due to COVID-19 Caregiver Support Groups are currently occurring via Zoom. Please contact Suzi Snyder at suzi@livingstoncatholiccharities.org to receive the login link.
Arriving in Mailboxes Everywhere!

The 2019/2020 Annual Report is here! This is where we highlight LCCC's mission and impact and thank people like you, our donors and supporters.

A Note from Sr. Joanne Belloli, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist, on increased stress, anxiety and the potential to relapse

Fear, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, loneliness, isolation, unemployment, underemployment, memories of unpleasant times — these are issues seen in mental health and substance abuse treatment within our agency since COVID-19.

Some of our clients found the restrictions to be a paralyzing and coping strategies became difficult. Increased anxiety occurred among parents with children regarding going back to school, home schooling and choices to make. Staff serving in the areas of mental health and substance abuse experienced clients who were frustrated with increased irritability, loss of a positive attitude and loss of hope that things will change.

For Home-bound/Low Income Seniors

This project serves Livingston County low income and home-bound senior citizens. Please consider hosting a drive for one of the items listed or make a personal donation to support this heart-warming project. Our seniors feel forgotten and lonely this time of year. Let’s wrap them in love and bring hope & help during this blessed time of year.

Pumpkin Decorating & Fall Craft
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30-800 PM

This Zoom event will be held in the place of the Special Ministries Halloween Party! It is not too late to join us! Munsell’s Farm is providing the pumpkins again this year to carve out or decorate and we will be supplying a Halloween craft to do that night together!

It is a must that you register for this event so the staff can coordinate getting supplies.

For more information on Special Ministries events follow them on Facebook!
Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15 to December 7. Weigh all of your options before selecting a plan to make sure you have the best one that meets your needs.

Need help reviewing plans? Call our office at 571-545-5944 to schedule an appointment with one of our MMAP certified counselors.

The hard-working staff in our Volunteer Caregiver Program are in dire need of volunteers to help transport for home-bound seniors! We have nearly doubled the number of seniors being served through the Program in the last few months due to the tremendous need for this vulnerable population.

Call Jamie or Katie today at 517-545-5944 to see how you can help!
Join our dynamic team!
It is not too early to start Christmas shopping! We'd love your support!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Livingston County Catholic Charities in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! 
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

November 2 and 18 at 4:30 pm
Email Suzi@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org Zoom info

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00–7:00 pm
Email Amy@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for Zoom info

Tuesdays 6:00–7:30 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm
Email Jessica@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
Charitable Bequests Help Provide for Our Community's Future!

Did you know that leaving a Charitable Bequest in your will or trust to bestow on Livingston County Catholic Charities makes it easy to help ensure for generations the work of one of your favorite charities without dipping into your current income or savings?

Contact Julie Amman or Mark Robinson at 517-545-5944 or your lawyer or financial adviser for more information.
Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7): 800-273-8255
Livingston County Community Mental Health (24/7): 800-615-1245
Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the Foster Care Parenting Tip of the Week or the Caregiver Tip of the Week along with other great information & activities.
Click Here to Donate Locally & Give the Gift of Hope!
Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E. Grand River #104, Howell, MI 48843
Office Phone 517-545-5944 Be Our Guest Adult Day Phone 517-546-9910