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Once trafficked and abused, Paulina is now safe and can dream again

Once trafficked and abused, Paulina is now safe and can dream again

Paulina, right, stands with her daughter after she was sworn in as an American citizen A little over a year ago Bolivian native and Catholic Charities client Paulina, a victim of both human trafficking and domestic abuse, lived in fear. She was constantly looking over...
Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

Volunteers: follow Jesus and set healthy boundaries

By Sally O’Dwyer Catholic Charities volunteers come to us primarily because they want to make a difference in the lives of the poor and the vulnerable people we serve. They want to help — without harming the person they serve, or themselves. The key to...
Adoption: A lifeline to mothers, babies and new families

Adoption: A lifeline to mothers, babies and new families

Maria contacted Catholic Charities requesting information on making an adoption plan for her child.  Within 24 hours of her phone call, one of our pregnancy and adoption counselors drove out to meet with her in person at a local coffee shop.  Maria shared that her...
Supporting birth mothers for a lifetime

Supporting birth mothers for a lifetime

SARAH* WAS PREGNANT and the baby’s father was out of the picture. Considering where she was in her life, she knew she would not be able to provide for her child in the way she wanted. With the help of her family, she decided to make an adoption plan and began working...