LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 52, April 2022

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. 
 
If you are struggling, there is Help + Hope!
Call today to see how we can help. 517-545-5944
May is National Foster Care Month
Each year approximately 7,400 children enter foster care for the first time. And on any given day in Michigan, approximately 13,000 children are in foster care or a residential placement due to abuse or neglect. Do you have room in your HEART for one more child?

Livingston County Catholic Charities seeks loving and caring Livingston County residents to become Foster Parents and temporarily open their lives and home to a child in need.

Our amazing, hard-working staff (pictured here) look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

We would love to hear from you at 517-545-5944 or Fostering@LivingstonCC.org.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
LCCC was excited to host the first Salute to the Stars event since 2019! It was a wonderful time of fellowship, great food and fabulous musical entertainment from Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations! 

This year's Star Honorees were Teri and Miguel Cancel, LCCC foster care parents, and Preston Sporer, a volunteer with the Special Ministries program. Rebecca Raether-Hartman shared her inspiring story of recovery with the help of LCCC programs. We were honored to have Representative Ann Bollin present a Proclamation in honor of our late co-worker Megan Palmer.

Thank you to our attendees, donors, sponsors, LCCC Board and staff, Crystal Gardens, Asher Photography, Denise Davis & the Motor City Sensations and volunteers for making this event a success!

Event sponsors: Weingartz, Donna England, Gerry & Beth Munsell, Elizabeth & Bruce Hundley, Chestnut Development, Garrison Enterprises LLC, MATEM LLC, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Agent Rx, Bredernitz Wagner & Co PC, Laser Etching Etcetera, Micro Works Computing Inc., Anne Pavlic & Mark Robinson, CNJ Storage of Perry, EctoHR Inc., K of C #13450, Patrick Financial Group, Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and Don Root. 
Teri and Miguel Cancel (L) and Preston Sporer (R)

Representative Ann Bollin presenting the Proclamation in memory of Megan Palmer. Sarah McGeorge (L), LCCA's new Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Director and dear friend and colleague of Megan's.
Easter Baskets Filled with Joy
Thank you to the St. Mary Magdalen preschool families and students for once again making such wonderful and fun-filled Easter Baskets for the foster children served through Livingston County Catholic Charities. The foster kids were overjoyed!
2nd Annual Elder Abuse Awareness Day
WHO: Livingston County Catholic Charities Elder Justice Coalition
WHAT: Many Faces of Elder Abuse
WHEN: June 15, 2022 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Livingston County EMS Building – Hartland Room

Join us for an all day educational seminar on the many different forms elder abuse presented by LCCC's Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation’s Elder Justice Coalition. The day will be highlighted with guest speakers from South Central Legal Services, Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan, LCCC Senior Services Team and Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist, and a senior that has witnessed elder abuse and exploitation within her family. For more information call Beth, LCCC Prevention Specialist, at 517-545-5944.

5 Social Work CEUs will be offered for this event.
Youth Demonstrate Commitment
Join the Livingston County Community Alliance and Youth-Led Advisory Board to watch the We Are The Majority Rally. The rally will be held on May 10th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Howell EMS Building (1911 Tooley Rd, Howell, MI).

We Are The Majority (WATM) Rally began as a way for young people to demonstrate their commitment to living healthy lifestyles free of drug and alcohol misuse. Youth organizers wanted to show adults and other young people that stereotypes depicting teen drug use as normal were not only harmful but untrue. For the last 10 years, thousands of young people from across the state have convened annually on the statehouse steps to show their commitment to a healthy lifestyle, deconstruct the stigma around teen substance misuse, and support one another with like-minded individuals. More details and information coming soon about the May 2022 WATM Rally. Visit drugfreelivingston.com for more information and details!
Start a Conversation with Your Teen
Join the Reality Tour on May 5th or June 2nd at 5:00 PM!

This program shares a Day in the Life of a Teen Who Chooses to Use Drugs...an Experiential Experience that Opens Conversations with Parents & Children in a Safe Space!

The FREE tour is recommended for children age 10 and up when accompanied by their parent. Click here for full details.

Interested participants should register for the date and time they would like to attend on Eventbrite. For any questions, please contact SarahM@LivingstoCC.org.
A Special Visitor for Special Ministries
Our Special Ministries friends had a very special Easter celebration! Thanks to Patty Mortenson and her wonderful group of helpers for the amazing meal! Thank you St. Patrick’s Church for welcoming us back!

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for dates and times of other great events!
Come Join the Fun!
Be Our Guest Adult Day offers a safe and stimulating day in a club-like setting for persons with dementia and related memory diseases such as Lewy Bodies, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Chemo Brain and more. Be Our Guest Adult Day has openings. Call today to schedule your tour - 517.549.9910. 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 LeAnn@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info
Looking to Make a Difference?
We have plenty of options for your to volunteer with LCCC! A small amount of your time can make a world of difference!

Contact Brook@livingstoncc.org

Contact Beth@livingstoncc.org

Contact LeAnn@livingstoncc.org

Contact Suzi or Leann at 517-546-9910

Contact SarahM@LivingstonCC.org
Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!
YOU can make a difference and ensure LCCC’s mission and services for generations to come by naming Livingston County Catholic Charities in your Will, Trust or other Planned Giving options while still benefiting you and your loved ones! All donations stay right here in Livingston County!
A New Initiative In Livingston County Support Moms in Need
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Walking with Moms in Need

The Walking with Moms in Need initiative is driven by the nation-wide United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Brighton has taken up the initiative, working in partnership with the Livingston Vicariate and Livingston County Catholic Charities, to help equip the county churches and their parishioners in raising awareness about resources that provide assistance to pregnant and parenting moms in need.

The St. Patrick Walking with Moms in Need initiative seeks to make each parish in the county a place where moms and their babies are welcomed and supported and where the dignity of every human life is upheld and valued.

Check out the available resources on the Walking with Moms in Need page on our website or contact Michelle at walkingwithmomsstpat@gmail.com for additional information.


Come join a fun group and make a difference in the lives of others!


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On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

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

3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
Email Beth@LivingstonCC.org

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

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm (Zoom)
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (Zoom)
Email Jessica@LivingstonCC.org 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
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
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