LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 62, February 2023

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
Check out the amazing sounds of Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations in this clip from WDIV Click on Detroit!
Join us for friendship, great music, delicious food and celebrate our Community Stars!
We Would Love for YOU to be a Sponsor!
This is our only event fundraiser to support our professional, critical services and programs that serve the entire county with a focus on our county's most vulnerable men, women and children.

Loaves & Fish Appeal Update
To date we are at 100% of our annual appeal goal of $150,000 that supports all programs.
You are providing our most vulnerable men, women & children the gift of fulfilling their most basic needs throughout the year!

Your donations MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community. Help us continue to provide professional life-saving and life-enhancing programs and services that fulfill the needs in Livingston County.

While LCCC has a special mission to provide services to the under-served, we are here for ALL Livingston County residents. And, through your kindness today, we can continue to offer these life-saving and transformational professional services. 100% of your donation stays right here in Livingston County

If you have already made your gift, Thank You!
Same Smiling Face, New Position
We are very excited to share the creation of a new full-time position at LCCC. As the new Senior Outreach Case Manager, Hayley Trombley will be providing outreach, education and much-needed services to the most isolated seniors in Livingston County. Thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, this position will also provide part-time staffing to the Fowlerville Senior Center, a rural underserved area, to provide health and wellness activities and resources to local seniors.

Hayley has worked at LCCC for just over two years helping in multiple programs while completing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has served seniors at Be Our Guest Adult Day, adults with cognitive disabilities through Special Ministries and families through our Foster Care division. She will continue to coordinate Bible Studies for Special Ministries, but now she is “most excited about getting to serve older adults in this new capacity.”

A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Hayley grew up in East Macomb and is happy to have settled in Howell. She says, “I feel privileged to help the seniors in the community.”

Here is a NEWSLETTER and CALENDAR for Fowlerville Senior Center activities.
Helping Seniors Live Safely and Independently
Nearly 1/3 of all seniors live by themselves, that is nearly 14 million seniors aging alone.

"Bars seemed intuitive to her in and out and she used the one under window a lot.  So a good selection of bars, and install. THANK YOU!"

LCCC is here to help them with our new Home Injury Control and Chore program! This program will fill a vital need in the community providing seniors with home adaptations to reduce the risk of injury as well as various household maintenance tasks! If you know a senior that is in need of some support please contact LCCC at (517) 545-5944. Learn More.
Basketball FUN-draiser was a SLAM DUNK!
The annual Special Ministries Basketball FUN-draiser was held on February 18 at the Oceola Twp. Community Center. The Special Ministries basketball teams went up against the Livingston County Sheriff's Department and won by 1 point with a final score of 38 to 37!
We are so proud of all our Special Ministries participants! Lisa W. made some great shots, Brandon kicked up the defense and Brett and Jessica really showed AMAZING teamwork! Even Sheriff Mike Murphy was out on the court! Representative Ann Bollin drew the 50/50 winner and the person whose name was drawn generously gave the winnings back. Representative Bollin and Senator Lana Theis cheered us on! Everyone enjoyed the half-time entertainment, games and commentary provided by DJ Preston Sporer.
Special thanks to Connie Conklin, the Executive Director of CMH, and Anita Gibson, the V.P. at Work Skills (Brighton), who coached the Special Ministries team and the entire team of volunteers it took to make this event a success!

Special thanks to our all of our awesome sponsors!
Your Generosity Brings Savings to Seniors
Your donations assisted 122 county seniors to understand and navigate the plans during the recent Medicare Open Enrollment period - a service provided at no cost to the senior. 

We often will find that a senior will save anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand after researching the plans that best fit their needs. With over 60% of the seniors we serve living at or below poverty level, your donations help ease their ability to cover their basic needs and live with dignity and independently. This year the biggest monetary savings was $1500 annually by going to a more expensive plan, but eliminating the deductible and going to a company that offered different tiers for their cleint's medication. Another client saved approximately $600 a year by switching from an "in-network" to a "preferred" pharmacy. Thank you for helping to provide for God's vulnerable children!

If you could use assistance with researching or understanding your plan, contact Beth at 517-545-5944.
Bring Joy to a Homebound Senior
Are you looking for a lunch date?  
Do you enjoy playing cards or discussing current events?  
Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is looking for volunteers who like working with older adults. Opportunities include, but are not limited to friendly home visits, transportation to appointments, errands and more.

An hour or two a week or month can make the world of difference!
If you know of anyone that would benefit from these services or if you would like to become a volunteer, please contact LeAnn at (517) 545-5944 ext. 121 or  
Your Voice is Needed!
The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) is hosting a Call-to-Action meeting about the Opioid Settlement funds coming to Livingston County. We NEED your voice to help us understand what our community needs! We want to have everyone come together to come up with recommendations to provide to our county commissioners on how to use the opioid settlement funds. Be a voice for your community!

This meeting is March 14th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Howell EMS building (1911 Tooley Rd, Howell) or on zoom. Please email Sarah McGeorge at for the zoom link, or with any questions or suggestions. 
Special Ministries has a Night to Shine!
Night to Shine is a complimentary event for people with special needs hosted by local churches around the world. The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and open to anyone living with disabilities, ages 14 and older. Thank you to 2/42 Church for hosting this event on February 10! Night to Shine was an unforgettable prom night experience for our Special Ministries participants. Everyone got to feel like Kings and Queens for the night!

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for the latest events!
Purpose, Meaning and Fun!
We currently have openings! Be Our Guest Adult Day Service (BOGADS) is a valuable resource for individuals and families dealing with dementia and forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s as well as other chronic health concerns (Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Disease, etc.). 

BOGADS provides a person-centered day that consists of therapeutic recreation, social activities, and helps participants find purpose and meaning in their day. The stimulating club-like setting allows your loved one to participate in activities that bring joy, such as crafts, music, games and puzzles...and no one ever eats alone!

Contact Monica at 517-546-9910 or for more information or a tour.
"Thank you all so very much for the wonderful care and compassion you showed to our dad and husband during the progress of his dementia. Not only did you provide necessary respect for us, but you also showed great love and interest in Dad every time he came to the 'club.' He always talked about what a great group of people you were when we got in the car to leave. You made him feel loved and safe, and for that we can’t thank you enough!"
Engagement Groups Save Lives!
The LCCC Substance Abuse Engagement Groups are a well-rounded introduction into the recovery process. Participants learn how to participate in a support group, with a strong mental health aspect, and get help connecting to groups that are close to where they live so they can develop a strong support network.

Two years ago most participants were struggling with alcohol addiction, now, more than a third are dealing with opioid addiction. Since COVID we are also seeing more younger people addicted to opioids. "When you have an addiction, it has control over you, you do not have control over it. It can be heartbreaking to watch; but we are here to serve as a tool in their journey", said Jessica B., Clinical Case Manager.

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
Interested in Learning More about Foster Parenting?
Do you have room in your HEART for one more child?

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

We would love to hear from you at 517-545-5944 or
Want a Job that Provides Meaning & Purpose in YOUR Life?
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.

Enrich Your Life...Volunteers Needed!
We have plenty of options for you to volunteer! A small amount of your time can make a world of difference!




Contact Suzi or Monica at 517-546-9910

Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!
Looking for ways to maximize your tax savings and charitable giving? 
Consider using your IRA.
If you are 70 1/2 yrs of age or older, you can make cash gifts from your IRA to your favorite charity or charities without having to include the IRA distribution in your taxable income. Qualified charitable distributions, also called IRA charitable rollover, allows you to direct part or all of your distribution directly to a charitable organization in an amount up to $100,000 per person per year. The amount of your charitable distribution to a charitable organization is excluded from your gross income and is not subject to taxes. Please discuss this option with your tax or financial adviser prior to making the distribution. 
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 (in-person)

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Email for Zoom info

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
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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
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