8 | CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 Dear Blaneys, Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Green Bay Proud to sponsor the Catholic Charities Annual Report “Words can not express our heartfelt thanks for all 2010 • 2011 Annual Report the love and caring you, your family and your staff provided our family. You made this time easier for all of us.” Letter on ﬁle Heart Stories from the Ken Blaney Mary Jo Blaney Kolb Mike Blaney (Funeral Director) (Ofﬁce Manager) (Funeral Director) BLANEY 1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303 Funeral Home and 920-494-7447 Cremation Services www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C. James L. Everson ESTATE PLANNING • Philip R. Brehm FAMILY LAW • Rodney A. Charnholm WILLS TRUSTS • George F. Savage PROBATE • Peter J. Hickey REAL ESTATE • John M. Thompson IV BANKING • Jeffrey T. DeMeuse WORKERS EVERSON LAW BUILDING • John H. Heide 414 S. JEFFERSON COMPENSATION Erik J. Pless P BOX 22248 .O. • PERSONAL INJURY Todd C. 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Green Bay that I present This year’s annual report allows the people God’s love is truly working to help those whose State, Federal and this year’s annual report served in the many programs at the agency to lives have been changed radically by economic INCOME INCOME AMOUNT PERCENTAGE Bishop’s Charities County Contracts to the Diocese. This tell their own stories. They are stories of strug- hard times and personal crisis. I am grateful State, Federal and County Contracts $366,138 14% Game year’s theme, “Stories gles, of faith in God and themselves that they for the many expressions of concern and care Donations and from the Heart,” invites can seek and achieve a better life and move in on behalf of God’s people. May God bless you Fees for Services $444,326 17% Investment Income us to enter into the lives new directions. It exempliﬁes how love for our for supporting Catholic Charities and for your Fees for Services of those who are served neighbors is expressed in word and deed by ongoing commitment to this important minis- Bishop’s Appeal $822,799 31% in our Diocese through the Catholic Charities staff and volunteers. You try here in the Diocese of Green Bay. United Way the work of Catholic will see how your gifts to the Bishop Appeal, United Way $359,552 14% Bishop’s Appeal Charities. Catholic your own expressions of love for the work of Sincerely yours in Christ, Charities continues to serve the needs of over the Church, bless the lives of those touched by Bishop’s Charities Game $55,000 2% 45,000 people each year here in our Diocese. the compassionate care and services offered by Through its many programs and services, Catholic Charities. Donations and Investment Income $574,318 22% Total Income $2,622,133 100% Director’s Insights Karen Johnston, Director of Catholic Charities 2009 | 2010 EXPENSES To Love what you do… about where we wanted to be as a thriving the future of Catholic Charities? How will we Administrative/ To know that it matters… faith-based organization able to navigate the engage others in our mission? Catholic Health Adoption and How can there be greater joy? “white waters” of the current economic envi- Integrity—Those we serve identify this as EXPENSES EXPENSE AMOUNT PERCENTAGE Services Support (Misc.) Birthparent ronment. We surveyed our constituency, our one of our strongest deliverables. How does Government Services As I have reviewed this year’s “Stories from colleagues and our community leaders; we this exemplify itself internally among one Administrative/Support (Misc.) $340,092 13% Contracts the Heart,” I am cognizant of how fortunate looked introspectively at ourselves and those another? Adoption and Birthparent Services $180,176 7% I am to offer leadership to an organization who support us. We have taken all of the This year’s annual report offers stories from Family that has served the Diocese of Green Bay for information we gathered, and been able, with our constituency. Their stories are our stories. Family Strengthening $379,743 14% Clinical Services Strengthening the past 14 years. We at Catholic Charities are key staff, board members, and community We hold up for the communities we serve (DABU, MH, SCHL) fortunate to have been able to build on the leaders who stepped forth, to craft a vision for these stories as testimony of what Catholic Budget/Debt Counseling $395,897 15% Budget/Debt ﬁne caring traditions of those whose wisdom what Catholic Charities might look like in the Charities does each day to engage people in Counseling guided this organization and are inspired by years ahead and reﬂect on key themes: life-changing behaviors that will continue Clinical Services (DABU, MH, SCHL) $951,122 36% their sacriﬁces to sustain critical programs Legacy—How does Catholic Charities to offer help, strengthen families and build and services which each day affect the lives honor its stories and create and share them communities of caring and hope here in the Catholic Health Services $31,739 1% of countless poor and disenfranchised here in with the communities we serve? Diocese. Each of us must commit ourselves to NE WI. It is through our collective dedication Afﬁrmation—Without a doubt those we this undertaking. Government Contracts $366,115 14% to creating an environment of empowerment talked with afﬁrm our work on behalf of For close to ﬁfteen years, I have had the plea- through the concepts of articulated expecta- God’s poor and vulnerable. In a world of ﬁnite sure of offering leadership to these endeavors. Total Expenses $2,644,938 100% tions and decentralized responsibility, au- resources, how do we ensure that programs As I move to retire at the close of 2011, I am thority and accountability that over 45,000 continue? conﬁdent that the Spirit will guide the agency people sought and received quality services Vocation—What calls us to this work and to new opportunities and more faith-ﬁlled from us in 2010. what sustains us? engagement with God’s people. Thanks for Catholic Charities In the past year we have been able to pray, Faith—How do we create a vision of the all you have done to make this journey one of Family 5k Fun Run/Walk reﬂect and engage in meaningful dialogue future? Where do we see God’s presence in faith and for your support of our efforts. & Pancake Breakfast Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay is a not-for-proﬁt, 501(c) (3), faith-based Board of Directors Saturday, August 27 community agency. The majority of our 9:00 AM St. Francis Xavier Cathedral funding derives from the Bishop’s Appeal, 139 S. Madison Street • Green Bay fees for service, public dollars, donations Registration Closing Date (on active.com) and investments. We are supported also by Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:59 PM. several United Ways throughout Northeastern Registration forms can be accessed through the following link: www.active.com Wisconsin and with private gifts. All revenue Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Charities Mr. John Spalding, Menasha (search: Charity Challenge Green Bay) goes to support the 22 programs that serve Green Bay Bishop Robert J. Banks, Green Bay Mr. Randy Stary, Green Bay Or go to www.newcatholiccharities.org and look at Upcoming Events more than 40,000 people each year. Our Deacon Timothy G. Reilly, General Director Mr. George Hartmann, Green Bay Mr. Andrew Teska, Neenah commitment to service is one of love of our of the Diocesan Curia Mrs. Jane Hamann, Manitowoc Mr. Richard Tringali, Manitowoc Catholic Charities provides critical services, including mental health counseling, budget neighbor and can be accomplished only through Very Reverend John Doerﬂer, Vicar General Ms. Bernie McGovern, Green Bay Deacon Paul Umentum, Green Bay counseling, teen parenting and adoption services, and family strengthening services to the continued generosity of those who support & Chancellor Mrs. Maria Salmon, Green Bay Deacon Steve VandeHey, Newton some of the most vulnerable in our community, Mrs. Karen Johnston, Director of Catholic Sr. Adrianna Schouten, Manitowoc Mrs. Mary Jo Weidner, Neenah regardless of faith tradition or ability to pay. our mission. Ask how you might help. 6 | CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 | 3 Administrative Support Services Financial Health Program Jill Kahovec, Administrative Services Supervisor Bobbie Lison, Financial Health Manager With commitment to service and compassion fearful, embarrassed and panicked about the The Catholic Charities Financial Health would still have a great deal of bad credit. to those we serve, Catholic Charities seven dedi- state of their ﬁnances, afraid they may be facing Program is fortunate to work with many I recommend everyone consider this cated Administrative Support Staff cover four bankruptcy. You respond, “You are not alone, individuals who seek services to change program whether you are stable, homeless, ofﬁce locations serving 16 counties in Northeast and we’re glad you called because our Financial their family’s ﬁnancial outlook. As families or just doing alright. I would like to thank Wisconsin. Health program can help you.” Now they have enter the program they often are in crisis my counselor and Catholic Charities for When you think of administrative staff, you are some hope. with no savings and a great deal of debt. all they have done for me and my family. likely aware of the usual ofﬁce duties they are A most vivid memory of a call needing com- They live with a great deal of uncertainty When a person is ready to make changes responsible for. In 2010-2011 the staff also took passion was in late winter when a young mother and are focused on only the present. Fi- and has a positive attitude, success will on the task of learning our new ETO software called sobbing, stating she had a newborn baby nancial success often requires a change in come no matter what the situation is. program, new scheduling software, and expand- and the baby’s father had deserted them leaving behavior which takes practice, support, Thanks again, we love you! ing support services to our Oshkosh location. All them with nothing. I asked her to come to the of- and the willingness to look at their per- important work. ﬁce to meet with me. In spite of the cold weath- sonal ﬁnances from a new viewpoint. For Building Blocks to Success…Ac- But the absolute single most important duty of er, she arrived wearing a pair of shorts, bedroom many, this change can take several years. knowledgement, building, motivation… A any administrative staff is answering the tele- slippers and a sweater. The baby was wrapped As I think back over the years I can recall personal journey of self-growth! phone at their respective ofﬁce location. Yes, I in a thin blanket in his car seat. Before he left, several families who have completed a Acknowledgement The classes that I said answering the telephone! That ﬁrst call to her boyfriend had taken all her belongings to total ﬁnancial metamorphosis. Catholic took at Catholic Charities gave me a sense Catholic Charities and how it is handled is the the garage and poured gasoline over everything. Charities Financial Health Program has of direction, to process and visualize my mind’s eye view into what that caller can expect She was wearing all she had left. The result of also continued to provide new services and actions. I learned that every action has a from our agency, how we feel about the popula- THINKSTOCK PHOTO that phone call to Catholic Charities was that we develop community partnerships that en- THINKSTOCK PHOTO cause and effect. I am now in the process of tion we serve, and what they can expect from ﬁnancial assistance program. Does that mean were able to offer reassurance and assistance able participants to reach their ﬁnancial goals. school dropout I had been raped and abused setting a platform, not only demonstrating, Catholic Charities if they pursue our services. you simply say “We can’t help you”? No. It through the New Life Fund. We also negotiated This past year, we have added Representative verbally, mentally, and emotionally. I feel like but focusing on being persistent while focus- You may recall the expression, “You can make a means you make some phone calls to help her a payment plan with her landlord until she was Payee services to our mix of services. This al- a cat because humans have only one life and I ing on my spending habits. I am building a ﬁrst impression only once.” get connected to the resources that are available back on her feet. lows us to work with individuals who have had have used more than one life. I pushed away strong foundation for my family just like the It is the call you get from the elderly woman to her but she is unaware of. The Administrative Staff of Catholic Charities a difﬁcult time managing their Social Security or betrayed everyone that cared about me, home I am hoping to purchase in the next on a ﬁxed income in Kaukauna who desperately It is the call from a local family whose son was undertake many responsibilities in their roles. beneﬁts. It allows these individuals the oppor- not to mention my drug and alcohol abuse. year. needs new glasses. She has wired hers together killed in Iraq and they are overcome with grief. Most importantly they understand very well how tunity to maintain self-sufﬁciency and remain As time progressed, I continued to feel like a Building Catholic Charities has helped several times and they keep falling apart. Her You listen compassionately and reassure them critical their role is in answering the hundreds of active community participants. We continue loser and failure. me to master the art of self-development. I refrigerator is not working properly either, and that we are here for them and our counselors are calls that come in every month. They are com- to work closely with transitional living pro- When I joined the Catholic Charities Budget have learned that one must be persistent in she is having to throw away what little food she eager to help in any way they can. passion, understanding and hope to those who grams to move people from poverty to self- Counseling program my credit was extremely determining wants and needs, and devel- has. Catholic Charities does not have a general It is the calls you get from people who are seek our services. sufﬁciency. As families, practice and learn new horrible. Through Catholic Charities and the oping a platform to overcome barriers. I ﬁnancial skills, they become empowered to transitional living program my life started to have learned that I must be both visual and Our Call to Stewardship continue those changes on their own as well as turn around. I met positive people and God’s concrete regarding my situation, and that I advocate for those around them. They become blessings allowed me to get my HSED from must determine my sense of direction. I have true agents of change. There can be no greater NWTC. I am now enrolled for college classes learned to discipline my mind to be accepting gift for those who work in this program than beginning August 18. That was a great ac- of the various changes I am making in hopes Karen Johnston, Director to hear how the partnership we’ve established complishment for me and my kids, but what of being self-rejuvenated and more profound with those we work with has changed lives. really saved me was the wonderful and price- in my thinking. Thanks to all of our faithful donors thank the Bishop’s Appeal and all We welcome your continued support member. Thank you for your gen- From a Troubled Past to a Bright less opportunity to seek budget counseling at Motivation Debt… in 2010 who assisted our efforts the faithful throughout our Diocese of our endeavors and should you erosity in these troubled economic Future…“I am a single mother with three Catholic Charities. My counselor’s patience, I speak upon what debt has done to me with their prayers and ﬁnancial who generously support our ef- choose to become more personally times. Your faithful stewardship children; a daughter who is 9, a son who is 5, kindness, and useful advice allowed me to I now denounce all debt that had control of contributions to the Bishop’s Ap- forts through their gifts. We thank involved in assuring these services extends to many who at their dark- and another daughter who is 2. We are what pay off $16,000 of debt! My counselor is thee. peal and to the agency. As many of the various United Ways and their continue here in the Diocese, we est moments seek our services and people would call a happy yet incomplete super! She taught me how to budget, how to Oh, how you kept me from certain prosperities you know, Catholic Charities could member agencies for their partner- invite you to work with us as a vol- allows us to tell these stories from family as we are missing a father/husband control spending, and how to spend my mon- No longer debt shall I hide from thee. not carry out its mission here in the ships and collegiality and for their ﬁ- unteer, as a committee or a Board the heart. ﬁgure. It was 8 years ago that I made one of ey wisely. If it wasn’t for Catholic Charities, I now have a sense of direction to be, Diocese of Green Bay without the nancial support for new and existing the biggest mistakes of my life. I was a high I would be still feeling hopeless and broke. I Bold and beautiful, and debt free.” dedicated and ongoing support of services. We thank our corporate the many who offer their prayers, sponsors, our partners at USCCB/ In recognition of Catholic Charities Locations talents and ﬁnancial support of our MRS, at the State of Wisconsin and the tireless work of endeavors. Our success in address- ing community needs throughout at Brown Co. for their grant support. To the various private donors and the staff at Catholic the Diocese is proportionate to how people who have added support to Charities in bringing www.newcatholiccharities.org successful we are at telling these sto- ries from the heart and gaining the our fund-raising endeavors such as the Spalding Golf Outing, the Char- God’s message of necessary ﬁnancial support to sus- ity Challenge 5K run/walk, we owe hope to the lives of GREEN BAY MANITOWOC OSHKOSH WAUTOMA 1825 Riverside Dr. 206 N. 8th St. 36 Broad St. Suite 200 St. Joseph Parish tain core services which link fami- lies to resources they so desperately a debt of gratitude. You are all an integral part of our work. those who seek their P.O. Box 23825 Manitowoc, WI 54221 Oshkosh, WI 54901 364 S. Cambridge St. need in these difﬁcult times. Thanks We are committed to continue our help in NE Wisconsin. Green Bay, WI 54305 920-684-6651 920-235-6002 Wautoma, WI 54982 to our many supporters, Catholic work in resource development with 920-272-8234 920-680-7450 Charities, despite continued difﬁcult members of our Board of Trustees MARINETTE WAUPACA economic times, has been improv- so that future funding and support APPLETON 844 Pierce Ave. Ste. 102 St. Mary Magdalene STURGEON BAY ing its opportunities to allow people of faith to be an integral part of our of all services at Catholic Charities allows us to carry on the important Wisdom Women 214 E. Summer St. Appleton, WI 54911 Marinette, WI 54143 715-735-7802 N2845 Shadow Rd. Waupaca, WI 54981 920-495-0162 sustaining our many services. We work that God has entrusted to us. 920-734-2601 715-258-3000 4 | CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 | 5 Family Strengthening Services Child Welfare Jessica Deleon, Case Manager Tara DeGrave, Child Welfare Manager Family Strengthening Services provides a myriad space and that would be able to let me stay. She Catholic Charities Child Welfare Services are car, go back to college, and eventually of opportunities for individuals and families of talked to me and gave me hope and told me that available to children, adolescents, adults, cou- become a nurse. My case worker helps diverse backgrounds to grow and change. Parent everything would be okay and that she would do ples and families of any religious background, me develop a plan so I can reach all my and child education, outreach to schools, transla- everything she could to get me out of this situation race or nationality residing in the 16 counties goals.” tion and advocacy services, immigration consulta- my husband put me in. She ﬁnally was able to ﬁnd that are the Diocese of Green Bay. Our goal is Over the years, the adoption services tion and services and reuniﬁcation of refugees are housing for us in Oshkosh. We worked to apply to assist families to ensure that the best plan is that Catholic Charities provides has ex- all integral to the programs efforts. The program for housing assistance and also helped me to ﬁnd created for their children. This goal is achieved panded from infant adoptions to today’s reaches out to people who often experience isola- a job and even though it is part-time I am able to through the following avenues: adoption and services, including: relative adoption, tion and poverty. The families who seek services save up and hopefully get some work experience parenting support services. stepparent adoption, agency infant in this program are often feeling there is no other and move into a more permanent full-time posi- Our parenting support services have been at adoption, independent adoption, and place to seek help. One of our families shares this tion so I can get my own apartment. When I most the core of Catholic Charities since it began in international adoption. One adoptive story: “Jessica has helped lift me up from a dark needed help, the agency was there and has sup- the diocese 93 years ago. Catholic Charities family writes: place in my life. My husband abandoned me and ported me every step of the way. I highly recom- has a legacy of providing support services to “Our family would not be complete I had no place to go. I had 24 hours to leave my mend Catholic Charities to anyone in need. They those in this challenging situation regard- if it weren’t for the help of Catholic house since my husband gave it up to the bank are there to help. They give families hope.” less of what they ultimately choose is best for Charities. We have been on a journey and did not tell me. I was homeless and in a new Each year Catholic Charities Family Strengthen- their child: parenting or adoption. In 2008, to be parents for 16 years. First try- place. I didn’t know where to go or where to turn ing workers surround families and individuals with parenting support services was expanded to ing to have children on our own and to. The clinic referred me to Catholic Charities. I a network of support which helps them meet their provide more intensive services to teen parents then trying to adopt. We chose Catholic was skeptical that they would be able to help me own needs. Our ultimate goal is to help families in Brown County who are working towards Charities for two reasons: my husband THINKSTOCK PHOTO since I had no food, money or place to live. I slept meet the challenges of their everyday lives so that self-sufﬁciency. One client states; “I don’t know was adopted through the agency, and Catholic Every time we look in our son’s eyes we are in my car the ﬁrst night and called Jessica in the they can become self sufﬁcient and, in turn, advo- where I would be without Catholic Charities. I Charities involvement with our church.Our thankful to his birth mother for choosing life THINKSTOCK PHOTO morning. She helped me to ﬁnd a shelter that had cate for themselves and their neighbors. was 17 when I got pregnant. With the help journey through the adoption process was and to Catholic Charities and the social work- of my case worker I was able to ﬁnd a stable with joy and heartache. We encountered sev- ers for everything they have done for us to Clinical Services place to live, get a job, and get my daughter eral failed adoptions and after each one we make our family complete.” in day care. The Teen Parent Program helped questioned whether we wanted to continue Over the past 93 years, Catholic Charities me overcome a personal family situation as down this path. The social workers guided Child Welfare Services has touched the lives of well. In addition I am learning about healthy us through our grief and empowered us to thousands of individuals, children and families relationships and am stricter about who I continue. After many years of tribulation we in Northeastern Wisconsin. We look forward Nancy Fennema, Clinical Services Manager let in my life. I know I still have a long ways ﬁnally made it to the other side and welcomed to continuing to provide adoption and parent- to go. I want to get my driver’s license, get a home our son. He truly is a gift from God. ing support services for years to come. Mental Health Services remain on the fore- truly meaningful to me. Because of this I really Demographics - Did you know? front of services provided to people throughout believe that they reﬂect, better than anything our Diocese. else I can imagine, the best example of Christ The program provides counseling, educa- in the world.” tion and support to all individuals regardless Therapists work with issues of depression, of religious afﬁliation, cultural background or anxiety, trauma, relational or family conﬂict, economic status. Our relationship-based work self-esteem, grief, divorce, physical and sexual assists people in making positive changes in abuse, post-abortion healing, difﬁculties related their thinking, communication and behavioral to life changes and ADHD in children and birthparents facing unplanned pregnancies, 2010 largely due to the economic downturn. choices. adults. The program may also provide services gave opportunities to create families through ■ Catholic Charities building efforts in The program has been actively involved in with some mobility. Several staff were avail- adoption and post-abortion services to women strengthening families continues to drive our the United Way of the Fox Cities School Based able to assist in a parish where a child had been seeking post-abortion healing and forgiveness. delivery of care. Mental Health initiative. In 2010 we were killed in a car accident. ■ Catholic Charities New Life Fund granted ■ Catholic Charities Mental Health services invited into Kaukauna High after a cluster of In Green Bay and Marinette Domestic Vio- $8,700 to young families in one-time ﬁnancial is one of the few remaining no decline pro- suicides, and we were invited into Marinette lence groups for men arrested for domestic assistance to encourage a healthy and safe liv- grams for serving people with chronic mental High following a hostage and suicide incident. violence are offered. ing environment for their families. illness. Serving a largely uninsured population The feedback from our work has been positive. The uniqueness of Catholic Charities Mental ■ 47 children found permanency in 2010 of people we are able to maintain people in Catholic Charities therapists have the experi- Health Services lies in the varied expertise of through adoption in Catholic Charities numer- their homes and improve their quality of life, ence and skill to work with a wide variety of our staff, our ability to work well in partner- ous child welfare program services. services were offered to over 1,322 new indi- people and issues. ships, our ability to offer compassionate care ■ Catholic Charities housing counseling as- viduals last year. One of our clients summarized: “My personal THINKSTOCK PHOTO and our ability to be available on an emergency sisted 61 families to remain in their homes and ■ Seafarer’s Ministry continues to work to issues have largely been the product of depres- Vietnam some 40 years ago. basis. meet the challenges of pending home foreclosure. engage volunteers in greeting ships coming sion, bi-polar disorder, an obsessive-compul- Catholic Charities and my therapist have not The cost of this program is supported by the ■ Catholic Charities individual development into port in Green Bay and offered pastoral sive disorder, as well as post-traumatic stress only saved my life, they have changed my life Bishop’s Appeal, United Way contributions, accounts continue to assist families in securing outreach to seafarers delivering goods on our disorder resulting from my military service in through the perception of it now as something grants, bequests, donations and client fees. Everything you wanted to know about Catho- permanent home ownership and enhancing Great Lakes. lic Charities job readiness and skill building. ■ Catholic Charities Seeds of Hope Initia- Our Mission Our Vision ■ In 2010 Catholic Charities served over ■ Catholic Charities Family Strengthening tive in Green Bay, Marinette and Manitowoc 45,000 people living in the sixteen counties of Services offered outreach and certiﬁes immi- has been inviting communities to look at the the Diocese of Green Bay. gration counseling and refugee services to over needs of the poor and work to develop plans Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay works to meet critical Believing in the presence of God in our midst, and called by the Diocesan Bishop, Catholic Charities proclaims the ■ Catholic Charities works to supplement as 900 people who are newcomers to our diocese. for systemic change in removing barriers to needs, address human suffering and promote and restore the well-being of those most vulnerable sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person by sharing in the mission of Jesus given to the Church. well as complement the ﬁne work done in our Additionally it helps people in ﬁnding path- self-sufﬁciency. in our society. Working on behalf of the people served in the Church of Green Bay, Catholic Charities parishes in actively promoting social ministry. ways to naturalization and citizenship. ■ Catholic Charities continues its partner- invites people of faith to reach out to serve others as Jesus has called us to do. To this end, Catholic Charities works with individuals, families, and communities to help them meet their needs, ■ Requests for Catholic Charities Financial ■ Catholic Charities respect life intitiatives ship with communities to address early child- address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society. offered services to 123 teen parents and 92 Health Program services increased by 19% in hood and dignity of life issues.
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