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LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 27, March 2020
Livingston County Catholic Charities continues to remain open due to the vital and essential services provided to our clients.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, LCCC has had to make modifications to protect our clients and staff. As of Tuesday, 3/24/20, LCCC will be open for individual counseling with the goal of providing Telehealth (phone counseling) during the listed dates & times.

For those that require a face-to-face session, please advise your counselor. The reception area is open for the client only (parents may come in to check in a child). All drivers or family members must remain in their cars while your loved one is in session due to the limited space in our reception area.
o     Tuesday, March 24, 12 – 8pm.
o     Wednesday, March 25, 9am – 5pm.
o     Friday, March 27, 9am – 5pm.
o     Tuesday, March 31, 12 – 8pm
o     Wednesday, April 1, 9am – 5pm.
o     Friday, April 3, 9am – 5pm.
o     Tuesday, April 7, 12 – 8pm.
o     Wednesday, April 8, 9am – 5pm. 

For your protection, we continue to maintain CDC suggested cleaning protocol.

Reminder: LCCC has suspended all groups including Engagement, Substance Use, Caregiver Support along with all Special Ministries programming and Be Our Guest Adult Day until April 14. LCCC will continually be monitoring the situation and adjust the schedule as the situation evolves. Up to date information can be found on our Facebook page and web site .

It is important to please contact your counselor to set up or confirm your appointment. If you did not have a counselor and were just attending groups but now would like to establish individual counseling or need 24hour phone support, please contact Jessica Buckner, Substance Abuse Clinical Case Manager, at LCCC offices 517-545-5944 or her work cell 517-375-1652.

On-line Recovery and Substance Abuse Support Groups:


VOLUNTEER CAREGIVER SERVICES - Staff and volunteers will still be assisting with food deliveries, prescriptions and other essential services for the senior population. Please call Katie or Jamie at 517-545-5944 x 121. All other direct contact with seniors is suspended until April 14.

As developments continue, we will respond accordingly in order to protect the health of our coworkers, volunteers and the people that we serve. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all navigate this difficult time. 

Be Aware of Scams and Phishing in light of the COVID-19 health crisis. To read the latest Attorney General's message on the phishing and scams, visit her website.

In light of the current health crisis, anxiety, depression, feelings of despair and suicide are at increased levels. This is not age specific. We have been seeing an increase in suicide amongst the 60+ years of age population.

Please take the time to look out for friends, family members and neighbors during this time of uncertainty. A simple phone call or text daily, weekly or other can make a difference.

LCCC has therapists on hand and we are conducting counseling sessions .... Please keep in mind that due to the overwhelming need for mental health treatment, we may have to put you on a waitlist for a short period of time. Should you feel it is an emergency, here are several other numbers and web sites that you can call or visit for immediate assistance:

Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7): 800-273-8255
Livingston County Community Mental Health (24/7): 800-615-1245

The Greater Bright Area Chamber recently shared...

If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.
Do They Need Your Help?
Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline.

·      Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
·      Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
·      Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
·      Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
·      Talking about being a burden to others
·      Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
·      Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
·      Sleeping too little or too much
·      Withdrawing or isolating themselves
·      Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
·      Extreme mood swings
How Can You Help Them?
It can be scary when a friend or loved one is thinking about suicide. It's hard to know how a suicidal crisis feels and how to act. Call  1-800-273-TALK (8255)  at any time for help if a friend is struggling.
Never keep it a secret if a friend tells you about a plan to hurt themselves. Call  1-800-273-TALK (8255)  so that you can find out what resources are available in your area, or encourage your loved one to call. Calls are routed to the Lifeline center closest to your area code that can provide you with local resources.
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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