LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 70, October 2023

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

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 11 & 12, 2023. Your donation this year is critical to providing vital and professional services here in our community!
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 or click the button below to help provide critical services in our community. 

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
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Read about how together we have brought help and hope to over 3,300 individuals and families.
LCCC Needs YOUR Help this Christmas Season!
Hello Friends and Supporters,

Livingston County Catholic Charities has hosted our annual Senior Christmas Blessing Project for nearly 3 decades. Last year we far exceeded our anticipated goal of serving over 200 county seniors, serving a total of 280. This year we are projected to serve a record 300+ county seniors through the Christmas Blessings Project. This project is made possible by the greater community's support through donations and drives.

Through the community’s generosity, every senior served by the project receives a food box with non-perishable items, paper products, hygiene products, cleaning items, and a Christmas gift. Our wonderful volunteers also provide seniors with much-needed company and Christmas cheer during a very lonely time of the year for many.

With inflation quickly rising, securing donations and managing project costs have become increasingly difficult for LCCC. In order for us to meet the growing needs of the senior community in our county, we need YOUR help!

There are many ways YOU can contribute to the Christmas Blessings Project. We are asking that our supporters and community members support Christmas Blessings by sponsoring, volunteering, donating, or hosting a food/goods drive.

If you would like to sponsor, donate, or volunteer for this blessed event please contact Beth Newman or Suzi Snyder. You can reach them at 517-545-5944 to beth@ and

If your business is interested in sponsoring this incredible project please email our Director of Development and Marketing, Ryan Skomial at

Donations can be made through the link below!

Thank you and God Bless,

Ryan Skomial
Director of Development and Marketing
November is National Family Caregivers Month and Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Family Caregivers...if a loved one has Alzheimer's or a related memory disease such as Lewy Bodies, Parkinson's or Chemo Brain, we are here to help. Be Our Guest Adult Day offers a safe and stimulating day in a club-like setting.

Call Suzi or Monica today to schedule your tour - 517.546.9910. Visit our website to learn more..
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.

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email for Zoom info
Special Ministries Halloween
The annual Special Ministries Halloween party will be held at St. Augustine's Church on October 27 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Go HERE to register for this and other fun events! We can always use additional volunteers, so if you want to join in the fun, go HERE.
Our Seniors Can Use Your Help
A small amount of time can make a world of difference.Volunteers are needed for friendly home visits, transportation to medical appointments, respite care, errands and more. At Be Our Guest Adult Day you can enjoy a fulfilling hour or two assisting seniors with art projects, baking or playing games.

Check out our volunteer inquiry form to learn more.
HIC/Chore Programs...One Year In
Starting in October of 2022, the Home Injury Control Program (HIC) and the Chore Program were launched. LCCC and Habit for Humanity together can provide items such as grab bars, enhanced lighting, change light bulbs, caulk windows and doors, attach weather stripping, add hand rails, repair existing hand rails, and a myriad of other items for seniors aged 60+ years. Funding has been provided by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and through the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. 

In a recent study conducted by AARP, 77% of people aged 50 years and older want to remain in their homes as long as possible. LCCC Staff are working hard with that goal in mind. In its first year the Home Injury Control Program served 34 participants and installed 77 pieces of home safety equipment, while the Chore Program served 32 participants and provided 134 hours of service. 100% of participants reported services allow them to live safely in their home. 100% of the clients reported a decrease in stress after services were provided. 100% of participants reported services allow them to live safely in their home.

Client Quote: “I was so happy when he left my home. Paul was just great!! My hero and God’s servant. He was efficient, kind and a pleasure to have in my home. I so, so, so appreciate the good work he did at my house. He was a true blessing!”

For more information, please contact LCCC Senior Services at 517-545-5944.  
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
OPEN ENROLLMENT for Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) starts 10/15/2023 – 12/7/2023 with coverage starting 1/1/2024. It is important to re-evaluate your current coverage to make sure that you are still in the appropriate plan for your current situation. This is also a good time to see what changes your current plan may have for 2024 (increased premium, medications not covered or have a higher co-pay, etc.)
Some people may qualify for extra help such as lower or no premiums for their prescription coverage and lower co-pays or no co-pays for their medications. Ask your MMAP counselor to see if you qualify.
To schedule an appointment to review your plans or to ask questions, please call Beth at Livingston County Catholic Charities at 517/545-5944 ext. 122. 
November is National Adoption Month
This month the broader community acknowledges the efforts of those whose lives have been impacted by adoption and those who facilitate the process. The purpose is to help spread awareness and encourage all of us to learn about adoption. National Adoption Month celebrates the families who have grown through adoption. It also recognizes the journey of the many children who are still waiting for their destined families. It further highlights the thousands of children worldwide in need of adoption, and how you can make a difference even if you cannot adopt.

Approximately 150,000 children are adopted in the U.S. each year, with about a third coming through the foster care system.
Your Next Job is Waiting For You!
Are you compassionate, innovative, highly motivated and looking to make a difference in the life of someone who is hurting or in need of help? Interested in work that gives you a sense of purpose and fulfills your mission to serve the greater good?

Then we need YOU! Join our team of dedicated and compassionate individuals who work in Livingston County to provide professional services and programs to our county's most vulnerable.

Driven by Faith, HERE FOR ALL!
How YOU can Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!
What do you wish your legacy to be? Do you wish to honor a loved one for generations to come? Without dipping into your current income, you can list Livingston County Catholic Charities as a beneficiary in addition to your family.

Discuss these options and others with your financial advisor or lawyer. Visit our website for more information or call Ryan Skomial, Director of Development/Marketing, at 517-545-5944.
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email for Zoom info

3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (in-person)
Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (Zoom)
Email 517-375-1652 for Zoom info

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.
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