At this time of year, we eagerly await Spring… new growth, new life, new beginnings. Looking forward to the start of this season of renewal causes me to reflect on the new beginnings experienced every day by our clients on their individual journeys to change their lives. And as an agency, we recently had two rejuvenations of our own that enhance our ability to foster our clients’ new beginnings. Support of our 2017 annual appeal made many of these opportunities possible. Today, we ask you to consider a 2018 gift to allow us to reach more of our neighbors in need.
On January 25th, we cut the ribbon and welcomed guests to see our newly renovated Sanctuary House, a shelter for up to 47 women and children who are homeless. Having warm and safe shelter, food and transportation to school for their children allows the women to focus on finding safe, permanent housing and addressing the issues that resulted in homelessness.
“I am so grateful for the services provided by Catholic Family Center. Without them, I probably would be on the street with my daughter. They provided the therapy I needed; the counselors are wonderful, the doctor, he is amazing. I have learned things about myself that have taught me that I can have a healthy future that is secure and safe for me and my daughter." – Maria, a former resident of Sanctuary House
Not long ago, CFC opened a state of the art integrated care facility providing substance use treatment, integrated mental health services and medical services, all in one integrated program we call Restart Outpatient. With this opening, Restart Outpatient, which has been providing substance use disorder services for nearly 40 years, now has a site that will allow for the expansion of medical services and medication assisted treatment to address the serious opioid epidemic. This facility will welcome approximately two thousand people with dignity and warmth for over 30,000 visits during the year.
“Six years ago I had burned every bridge in my life, destroyed every relationship. I couldn’t hold a job, couldn’t stop using. I lived in a drug house. Hope was slowly fading. I was headed to prison. Or to my grave. The people at Restart Clinic saved my life.” – Raul, a former Restart Clinic client
Your support helps us help so many others. Please join us to empower our neighbors and help them create their own new beginnings.
President and CEO
A quick overview of Catholic Family Center