Success Stories

A picture of the the hope you have helped us inspire

Everyone has a story Sometimes prayers are answered

Often, a charity and its donors focus on giving and receiving. We'd like to share some stories with you that may help us focus on the remarkable strength of our clients and the incredible caring of the community that supports them.

Thank you for being a part of inspiring such hope.

Yomary's Story Breaking the cycle of poverty

Everyone knows the expression that history repeats itself. Read this brave, empowered young mother's story:

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Allyson's Story Providing support to those who are struggling and alone

As the single mom of a six-month-old baby, Allyson was experiencing economic hardship. She sought help from Catholic Family Center’s (CFC) Community Resource Services (CRS) where she met Margy Shavick, CRS Clinical Supervisor.

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Jackie's Story Beyond addiction to independence and rejoining family

Jackie explains to us that the hardest part of his journey was first admitting that he had a problem because he felt mainly he had lost himself.

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Obaida's Story A story of hope and unimaginable dreams come true

As a former refugee, resettling in the US from Afghanistan, Obaida knows better than many of us the struggles her clients go through. Utilizing her unique perspective, she forms close ties with each of her clients as they face the thrilling yet challenging transition of new life and opportunity in the United States.

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Colleen's Story Providing support to those fighting addiction

Colleen is a 56 year old woman whose addiction to alcohol started after she had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. Colleen, who has a history of trauma, feels that she used food to deal with her trauma.

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Cheryl's Story My life as a case manager and as a foster parent

Cheryl Moeller is a Supervisor in CFC’s Children, Youth and Family team, responsible for the department's Kinship program, and is one of two team leaders in our Preventive program.

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Katelyn's Story Empowering those facing their own battles

Katelyn began using at the age of 18 and continued to use until age 22. As she says…solemnly, “It wasn’t long, but it was long enough to lose everything.”

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Who is CFC

A quick overview of Catholic Family Center

89%
Of Every Dollar
given goes directly to programs
100%
Board Participation
6,000
Volunteer Hours
= $170,000 of services
4,500+
Rochestarians
Give to CFC