Author: Catholic Charities Published:
Last year, Catholic Charities was honored to serve 661 veterans in the community, twenty percent of whom were women.
The agency assisted veteran clients in nearly all of its fourteen programs and projects. Most notably, a large number of veterans visited Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.
“We encounter the largest number of veteran families at our food pantry because this type of service is one of the few not offered through other community and national veteran networks,” said executive director, Wendy Glick.
Three shelter services at Catholic Charities recently helped a veteran family that was evicted from their home. St. Anthony Family Shelter provided crisis shelter for the couple and their three children, two of whom have disabilities. Supportive Services for Veteran Families – a project at Catholic Charities worked to provide housing, veteran and disability resources for the family, and case managers helped them secure housing rental assistance, as well as a utility deposit and housing inspection.
In addition, Catholic Charities helped the family with a budget and even assisted with schooling needs. The family also spent a short time at the agency’s program
The Mount, which is an extended-stay shelter and family enrichment complex.
You might think this process took months. In reality, it took – 13 days.
To all those who sacrificed courageously in military service we say, “Thank you.”