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eNews | July 2019

ESL Program Reaches 1000th Client!

We are excited to announce that Immigration and Refugee Services reached a huge milestone recently. As of July 2019, 1,000 individuals have gained knowledge and a means to connect with others through our English as a Second Language program. This rigorous program has day and night classes in both Orleans and Jefferson Parishes for eager students to learn from trained teachers and volunteer tutors. Read one of our student's own words:

"I appreciate all the people of this institution for helping other people to improve speaking English, in special to my teachers Richard and Rosemary for your time and patience. Thank you. [This] is one of the things that I admire most in this country that helps other people. I learned a lot with you guys, and I wish everyone to achieve their dreams and goals. Also to all the volunteers. [It is] never too late to go for your dreams. Thanks, Cory"

I appreciate all the people of this institution for helping

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Office of Justice & Peace Visits Ethiopia

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Office of Justice and Peace Program Director, recently visited Ethiopia to view Catholic Relief Services (CRS)’ collaborative work that uplifts local communities. Kevin met with a farmer coop of about 95 families that had independently organized for symbiotic crop development, a group of women implementing the Saving Investment Lending Coop (SILC) system, and the people of the village of Dogsoto who had recently moved back to the area after internal displacement from regional fighting.

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Health Guardians Program Transforms Lives

Our Health Guardians program has collaborated with HealthCare for the Homeless to enroll clients who are struggling to stop using substances like cigarettes, alcohol, heroin and/or other opioids in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. The results have been life-altering with most clients reporting little to no cravings for opioids. Our staff provide therapeutic services, substance abuse counseling, and referrals to address any obstacles our clients may be experiencing.

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Staying Prepared This Hurricane Season 

Hurricane Barry gave South Louisiana a scare earlier this month, and CCANO was out in affected areas to serve those in need. Let us continue to pray to Our Lady of Prompt Succor for the best but prepare for the worst this hurricane season. Watch how to prepare a hurricane prep kit from

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New COO Started July 1

 Join us in congratulating Martin Gutierrez for his promotion to COO, a new position created at Catholic Charities after Orville Duggan's retirement after forty years of committed work. Martin's heart for service and dedication to our mission is truly inspiring. We look forward to having him continue to share his years of experience and innovative ideas with our team as he steps into this new role.  



Mark Your Calendar!  

July 22 - Volunteer Information Session, 4pm at 1000 Howard Ave, 2nd Floor  

July 23 - SERVE Day of Reflection, 1-7pm at Tulane's Newcomb Hall  

July 30 -Peace Prayer Walk, 6pm at Divine Mercy Parish, Kenner


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