LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 16, April 2019
We should not serve the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor
because they are Jesus. - Mother Teresa
Alleluia! All faith flows from faith in the resurrection: "If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, is your faith." (1 Cor 15:14)  

May is National Foster Care Month

There are currently approximately 150 children in Livingston County in the foster care system. Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent?

Join us to learn more about foster parenting. Attend one of LCCC's monthly informational meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5-7:00 pm at 2020 E. Grand River #101 in Howell. RSVP with Amanda today to reserve your spot at 517-545-5944.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it is a major contributor to the global burden of disease? 6.9% (16 million) of American adults live with depression and 18.1% (42 million) of American adults live with anxiety disorders! Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services last year.

If you are struggling, there is Help + Hope!
Call today to see how we can help. 517-545-5944
Resources for the Caregiver

If you are a caregiver to someone with dementia, be sure to check out the two FREE workshops on May 24th in The Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care: The Journey of Dementia . Teepa Snow is renowned dementia care expert.

Care partners will learn about transitioning their loved one with dementia from in-home care to residential options, including what to look for and strategies for both families and staff to help make the transition go smoothly. Family and staff care partners will learn about the importance of "living in the moment" and engaging in meaningful ways with people in mid and later stages of dementia.

Check it out HERE and register HERE !
Volunteers make a difference...

Gerald Munsell lives on the family homestead in Iosco Township that he was raised on. He married Beth in 1970 and they helped to raise 76 foster children. They two sons, one by birth and one by adoption.

What inspired you to start volunteering with LCCC? “I have always been a volunteer, whether it was Relay for Life, blood drives, or helping with church activities. I am especially active with LCCC since I had been on the Board of Directors for nine years. During that time I had discovered all the things LCCC is actively doing in the community. Once I retired from General Motors in 2015 I began volunteering more with LCCC.”

What volunteer role do you fill?  “Currently I provide transportation for people who need rides for doctor appointments, buying groceries, hair appointments, banking or just running errands. I also help with the Christmas baskets, both in stuffing and delivering the baskets to the needy. I also serve on the Fund Development committee for LCCC.”

What personal value do you get from the experience?  “It is said it's better to give then receive. I enjoy giving myself to the people that need help or assistance. Since I am retired it also gets me out of the house.”
The LCCA is proud to announce the release of their
2019 Mini-Grant Application! 
LCCA is looking to fund applications that have youth-led, youth-driven projects that are innovative and creative. In the past we have funded activities like, The Dance Project, alternative Friday nights at The Connection Youth Services, and Kick Butts Day; which all focus on the prevention of youth substance use and helping youth to make positive choices.  

Applications are due on May 24th, by 3:00pm either electronically or in person to Livingston Catholic Charities, 2020 E. Grand River, Suite 104, Howell. No faxed applications will be accepted. 

Please contact Megan Palmer at LCCC at 517-545-5944 if you have any further questions. 
Reality Check for Kids and Parents

On April 27, 2019 Reality Tour comes to Livingston County. The Reality Tour is an evidence-based prevention and intervention program that helps parents and youth start the conversation about drugs and alcohol. Skits performed by Pinckney High School students from the Students Leading Students program demonstrate in graphic detail the stark realities of substance abuse. These include the progression of addition, peer pressure, and scenarios ending in the user being arrested or overdosing.

In addiction to the dramatic presentation of choices made and consequences of a teen on drugs, the seminar also includes coping skills to use as a family and a Q & A with youth in recovery. Click HERE to register or learn more.

Calling all Golfers...2 Great Opportunities!

Please join us for a fun-packed day of golf, games, silent auction and friendship! All proceeds will benefit Livingston County Catholic Charities' Foster Care program and assist the children and families in the foster care system.

Please join Livingston County Community Alliance in their effort to unite our community in reducing and preventing youth substance use and promoting safe and drug-free lifestyles! All funds generated will go back into Livingston County via youth-lead, youth-planned, prevention mini-grant activities.
Bequests Help Provide for Our Community's Future!

Did you know that leaving a  Charitable Bequest  in your will to bestow on Livingston County Catholic Charities makes it easy to help 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.
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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