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​Catholic Charities assisting refugees fleeing from crisis in the Middle East

February 08, 2016 | posted by J. Antonio Fernandez

Recently, I have received a number of questions regarding our role in the solution to the crisis in the Middle East. My answer is simple. We will treat Syrian refugees as we treat anyone seeking refuge in our community. Catholic Charities will receive refugees at the airport. We will assist the families secure housing. We will facilitate medical and social service appointments. We will support refugees with cultural orientation for adults and school-aged children, employment services and counseling services. We will treat our newest guests with love and kindness, providing shelter from the storm.

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​Mayor Taylor visits Guadalupe Community Center

February 08, 2016 | posted by Catholic Charities

National Night Out was celebrated at the Catholic Charities Guadalupe Community Center on Oct. 6.

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​September President’s Corner

February 08, 2016 | posted by J. Antonio Fernandez

It seems, anytime you turn on the news you hear stories from across the world of child abuse, gang violence and more. What you may not realize is, just a few towns away, the United States is at the center of a crisis involving over a thousand mothers and their children. The women and children detained at Karnes City, Dilley and other detention centers came to the United States with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the hope of a better life. They escaped death threats, gangs, rape and violence with a credible fear of oppression in their home country. Upon arriving to the United States, they were held in immigration detention centers with little hope of freedom. Recently, the United States Federal Court ruled the U.S. government violated resettlement laws in regards to the manner in which immigrants were being detained. This ruling has led to a wide scaled effort to release them to their families across the United States. This is a very heated topic and is debated constantly. Fortunately, for us, the call is one of a humanitarian need and we will address this need with dignity and respect for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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​Seeing the potential for a better tomorrow

February 08, 2016 | posted by J. Antonio Fernandez

Children are our most precious resource because in them lies our future. We see the potential for a better tomorrow in their smiling faces and small hands. Catholic Charities is blessed to have a multitude of wonderful parenting and pregnancy programs and dedicated staff who run them. These programs include: Precious Minds, New Connections; Parent Talk — East Side Promise Neighborhood; Building Strong Families; Great Start Plus; Parents as Teachers and Nurse Family Partnership as well as the Guadalupe Home and San Antonio Birth Doulas. San Antonio Birth Doulas (SABD) is a program which provides new and expecting parents with support in the areas of pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, newborn care and bonding in an effort to prevent infant/child abuse and neglect. The Guadalupe Home is a transitional living program for homeless expectant mothers and homeless mothers with infants; the mothers have a safe place to prepare for birth as well as a home-like environment in which to nurture their baby.

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