Catholic Charities News
Today’s Boston Globe Metro Section front page features CCAB’s Beth Chambers, a 30+ year employee, sharing the challenges and rewards of keeping up with the demand for food from our neighbors who have been hit the hardest by this unrelenting pandemic.
As an Agency that employs 130+ dedicated professionals who care for more than 1,000 infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, Catholic Charities of Boston supports our fellow day-care providers in lobbying the state for inclusion in the testing program.
Education is one of the most important steps on the path to self-sufficiency, helping people get jobs that provide livable wages. For 35 million adults in the U.S., English is a second language, which can create barriers to education, employment and higher wages.
$24,000: The estimated wage gap between native speakers and non-native speakers with otherwise identical skill sets.
Our Snow Angel Initiative is back this year! During the winter months, volunteers from our Labouré Center in South Boston assist elders in the neighborhood by shoveling their driveways, walkways and steps after a snowstorm. Many of our elderly neighbors are unable to leave their homes after it snows for fear of falling on the ice or inability to shovel. Being housebound often prevents them from getting to appointments and picking up groceries or prescriptions.