Read these stories of the impact providing hope and help can have on individuals and families. They came to Catholic Charities when they had nowhere else to turn. These families were often filled with anxiety and emotion – wanting to know if there is anything that we could do for them. Catholic Charities is here to provide a hand up, not a hand out. We help those who are struggling to maintain a level of self-sufficiency. With your generosity, we can continue to assist individuals and families throughout Livingston County.
Continued from Home Page…This single mother contacted caseworker Jessica Pierce at Catholic Charities of Livingston County regarding her situation. We assisted the client with funding towards the Security Deposit for her new apartment in collaboration with a local church. We also provided financial counseling, furniture assistance, personal hygiene items, referrals to the food pantry, clothing closets, and the Department of Social Services for assistance with her first month’s rent. The client was so thankful for all we had done for her and her child, they could finally start over and keep out of harm’s way.
Imagine this……you are an elderly gentleman with many medical/health conditions and can no longer live in your home by yourself. You find yourself having to leave your home and move closer to your family and now are moving into an assisted living facility. You are on a fixed income from Social Security, only receiving $791.00 a month to live on. You are in need of assistance with a Security deposit, what do you do? This gentleman contacted Catholic Charities. We assisted the client with; funding towards the security deposit, provided financial counseling, and referrals to Safelink Wireless (a free government phone service), and Livingston County Office for the Aging. Our client will now be able to cut costs by receiving “Meals on Wheels” through Office for the Aging and has free phone service through Safelink Wireless.