Today (September 30) marks Father Phil Earley’s last day serving as General Counsel for Catholic Charities of Boston.
We are pleased to share that Marjean Perhot, director of Catholic Charities of Boston’s Refugee and Immigrant Services division, is a speaker at this year’s Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Virtual Conference, taking place later this week- October 1-2.
Marjean will participate in a panel discussion on ways that Catholic parishes, hospitals, refugee and legal service programs, charities and other institutions can rise to the immense challenges currently facing immigrants, refugees, their families and communities.
At Catholic Charities of Boston (CCAB), volunteers are essential to our work. From those who volunteer their time at one of our pantries or shelters, to those who deliver supplies and even those who help us spread information on social media, we are enormously grateful to each and every community member who helps us help others.
Members of St. Cecilia's Parish in the Back Bay of Boston have been volunteering with CCAB for over a decade, dedicating time each weekend to deliver food to our Yawkey Center food pantry and supporting us whenever and however they can.
This week, employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts visited our Sunset Point Camp in Hull as a part of the company's Service Week 2020. Nine volunteers helped beautify our outdoor basketball court by cleaning it up and painting. We're so thankful for the enthusiasm and commitment that they each brought to this volunteer project.
We are looking forward to bringing the 400+ children who visit Sunset Point Camp each year back to camp in Summer 2021 so that they can enjoy this beautiful space.
The last day to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census is just two weeks away.
Boston depends on your household to respond so that our communities get their fair share of federal funding and representation for the resources we need. For every person not counted, nearly $2,400 per year for the next 10 years is lost in federal funding.
Catholic Charities of Boston is proud to provide workforce development programs, including adult education classes, to hundreds of students in Eastern Massachusetts each year. Education is one of the key steps on the journey to self-sufficiency for many individuals. For 35 million adults in the U.S., English is a second language.
Due the wild fires on the West Coast, Catholic Charities of Boston’s vehicle donation program is currently in the process of evacuating the Medford, Oregon call center, which will effect wait times for those calling to donate a used vehicle. Please be assured we will continue to answer donor calls and process donations. We have Donor Support Representatives working remotely and our San Diego call center is still fully staffed and operational.
However, we are asking donors to anticipate longer hold times. Thank you for your patience as we work through this unanticipated event.
In the City of Boston and across the surrounding areas, many youth face an array of challenges, including gang violence, drugs, social issues and lack of access to basic needs.
Catholic Charities of Boston’s St. Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester is so much more than homeless shelter; the staff and volunteers are constantly developing new ways to support the residents who call the shelter home as well as those in need in the neighborhoods surrounding St. Ambrose.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Catholic Charities Labouré Center officially announces the cancellation of our Annual Labourè Center Spring Reception (originally scheduled for April and previously rescheduled to September 17, 2020). This decision was made in accordance with the State of Massachusetts’ restrictions on large gatherings.
We are, however, still hosting an online auction this month to support Labouré Center programming. The auction will run from September 1-17, 2020, and can be accessed by clicking here: