Reflections of Stewardship & Giving
by Mary Hatton
Director of Development
"The ministry of stewardship and giving is an investment as well as an invitation, an invitation
to join our mission, to be in communion with us, and a blessed act of selflessness and
generosity of heart."
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Sisters of Social Service,

I hope this finds you all healthy and well during this very challenging time for our nation and our world. With the turning of a new year, I am energized and filled with hope, and most of all gratitude,
for YOU!
Welcome Andrés Gómez,
Newest Addition to the
SSS Development Staff

In early January the Sisters of Social Service welcomed Andrés Gómez, new Assistant Director of Development, to the SSS Administrative staff in Encino. Andrés joins the Development team as an important and capable asset, providing administrative and creative support to all aspects of the SSS fundraising and communications efforts. Andrés brings to the SSS a dynamic background in leadership training, writing, photography and video editing, social media and community outreach. A member of St. Monica’s parish, Andrés is a team-player who is passionate about making a difference in his community and being a voice of support to those in need, valuable and welcome qualities that align with the mission of the Sisters of Social Service.

Welcome Andrés!

Regis House
Bursting with Activity and Making a Difference!
Sisters Albertina (below) and Teresita (above and right) assist children and families with schoolwork and groceries.

As a thriving community center serving the bustling Westlake Historic Filipinotown community of downtown Los Angeles, Regis House has found itself alive with activity, especially during the pandemic. When Covid-19 caused the neighborhood to shut down, and stay-at-home orders went into place, Sisters Albertina and Teresita asked themselves, how can we best serve families in need during this time? In true SSS form, they jumped into action. With many family members as essential workers, dozens of school-children were left without supervision in their homes, many of whom did not have Wi-Fi capabilities in order to participate in distance-learning. Thus, Regis House became the perfect haven for care and support, especially during the school year.

Armed with PPE, sanitizing essentials and Covid-protocols in place, Regis House has been able to attend to the needs of the community in a unique and indispensable way, providing one-on-one guidance for school children throughout the day during their All-Day Youth Program, while also providing meals and groceries to their families. Pair all of that with the tremendous support of the Juniors of Social Service, the Social Service Auxiliary, donors, and foundations, including the Hannon, Illig, Leavey and AHLMA-Conrad Hilton Foundations, as well as the LA-Covid Fund, Regis House has been able to hire additional support staff, purchase important supplies and successfully position itself to meet the needs of struggling families in this affected neighborhood.

to our volunteers and donors!
Because of you,
Regis House is making an impactful difference
in the lives of children and families
living on the margins of our community.

Come Holy Spirit!

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