2009 Annual Report - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton by yantingting


									                                                                                                            Stories of Hope                                                      Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
                                Our Mission                                                                                                                                                                         2008-09 Annual Report
                                                                                                              Janice hadn’t worked since the murder of her son.
   We proclaim the gospel vision of Jesus Christ as our mission                                               She couldn’t pay the bills to keep a roof over her                From July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
                                                                                                              head and was facing homelessness. For a grieving                                 touched the lives of 91,324 men, women and children.
         by serving the needs of individuals and families,                                                    mother, her situation was almost “too much,” she
  especially the poorest, and working with Church and community                                               said.                                                     • 711 found strength through mental              • 90 Foster Grandparents                                        Agency
           for justice, peace, and compassion in society.                                                                                                                 health counseling                                volunteered to work daily with
                                                                                                             Janice came to Catholic Charities seeking financial        • 20 infants and children were                     special needs children in schools,                           Highlights
                                                                                                             assistance and was immediately referred to our               placed in loving adoptive homes                  homeless shelters, and juvenile
                                                                                                             Employment Specialist, Constance. That same day,                                                              detention centers                              • Supplying assisting living devices to
                                                                                                                                                                        • 54 women and teens with
                                                                                                             Janice was hired as a cook at the LSU Kappa Delta                                                           • 420 tax returns were prepared for                low-income deaf and hard-of-
                                                                                                                                                                          unplanned pregnancies found
                                                                                      Sorority House, and the 60 girls at the house love her. Today, she’s planning
From David C. Aguillard, Executive Director                                           to open a medical transport business in memory of her son.
                                                                                                                                                                          guidance                                         low-income families, including 75                hearing people
                                                                                                                                                                        • 42 adult adoptees were counseled                 for Spanish-speaking households                • Receive Hague Accreditation for
                                           Looking back at my first full year as                                                                                        • 11 homeless, pregnant women                    • 119 refugees resettled in Baton                  international adoptions
                                        Executive Director of Catholic Charities                                                                                          received resident care at                        Rouge from Togo, Congo, Iraq,                  • Institutionalized a fully integrated
                                        of Baton Rouge, I see that the families                                                                                           Sanctuary for Life                               Vietnam, Cuba, Burma, Liberia,                   case management process to
                                        who come though our doors encounter                                                                                             • 56 households sought help to bury                Brazil, Venezuela, Afghanistan,                  prevent homelessness
                                        challenges most will never know. The                                                                                              loved ones                                       Rwanda, and Somalia                            • Responded to housing crisis at
                                        murder of a son. Torture overseas.                                    Taletha’s life was on a downward spiral. This 28-         • 1,500 children received new                    • 260 immigrants sought legal                      Brandywine Condominiums
                                        Simultaneous losses of home, job,                                     year-old single mother of three children was laid off       school shoes thanks to Our Lady                  counsel                                        • Ramped up employment training to
                                        family. An imminent threat of                                         from her job. Her lack of a high school diploma             of Mercy and Payless Shoes                     • 384 attended English classes                     people with disabilities
                                        homelessness. In our community, there                                 weighed heavily against her in the competitive job        • 1,247 received employment                      • 77 troubled teen received                      • Started construction on 14
                                        are individuals and families who                                      market.                                                     services                                         guidance through counseling                      apartments for homeless families
                                        encounter daily disasters and have no                                                                                           • 774 families received assistance to                                                             • Opened the Alsen Family Center
                                        place else to turn.                                                   With her eviction notice in hand and a heavy heart,         prevent homelessness                                                                              and moved to a new office in
                                                                                                              Taletha came to Catholic Charities as a last resort.                                                                                                          Hammond
                                           Applying lessons learned from our                                  Catholic Charities helped with one month’s rent to
                                        work in disaster recovery after Katrina &                                                                                                                                                                                         • Capital Area United Way doubled
                                        Rita, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
                                                                                      fight the impending eviction. Taletha immediately met with our Employment               Disaster Response & Relief Highlights                                                         its funding allocation to the agency
                                                                                      Counselor who helped her to find a job at Woman’s Hospital. Her case                                                                                                                • Started a JustFaith group at Angola
Baton Rouge is better prepared today to help these families. Throughout our           worker Belinda also encouraged her to obtain her GED. For several weeks,          • Deployed staff to American Samoa               • Distributed relief supplies to 32,000
organization, we have spent the past year consolidating and integrating the best                                                                                                                                                                                            Penitentiary, the country’s first
                                                                                      Taletha walked to class every night after work. Belinda provided her with a         following the tsunami and Texas                  people following Hurricane Gustav.               offering in a prison facility.
practices of our disaster recovery programs.                                          bus pass to assure she could arrive to class on time. Today, Taletha has a          after Hurricanes Dolly & Ike.                  • Helped pilot the country’s first rapid         • Expanded education opportunities
    Rarely do a family’s needs fit neatly into one category of services such as       stable job and wants to enrolling at Baton Rouge Community College and            • Revamped disaster response plan                  response disaster case                           to include
housing, mental health, or employment. Crises come in knots. People are multi-        become a phlebotomist.                                                              to include biological threats and                management program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pre-release classes to prison
dimensional, yet social services are separately packaged and thus incomplete.                                                                                             manmade disasters                              • Coordinated scores of volunteers to                 inmates
We implemented a new case management program that recognizes every                                                                                                      • Mobilizing parishes to form                      assist low-income families with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homebuyer and Financial
family’s situation is unique and that with the right assistance and guidance,                                                                                             volunteer teams for disaster                     clean up ad repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Literacy classes
people can change their lives. And so, no matter how someone enters our                                                                                                   response                                       • Working with Long-term Unmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • “Know Your Rights” classes in
agency–whether an immigrant, couples seeking adoption, or someone needing                                                                                               • Refined the agency’s Incident                    meets committees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               detention centers
help with utilities–Catholic Charities can bring a holistic set of resources and                                                                                          Command Structure to effectively               • Continuing to provide case
                                                                                                               Ernest was released from prison after serving a                                                                                                              • Adoption Awareness Trainings
educational services to resolve the immediate crisis and help avoid future crises.                                                                                        respond to future disasters                      management to Katrina/Rita
                                                                                                               20 year sentence at Angola Penitentiary. Like many                                                                                                           • Faithful Citizenship
    Catholic Charities has a unique capacity to respond to the full range of                                                                                            • Presented Disaster Response                      evacuees
                                                                                                               newly-released prisoners, he had no resources and          training for the Catholic Charities                                                               • Citizenship Workshops
human needs because of an incredible staff, generous donors, and those who                                     no clear idea of how to create a new life in society.
give their time. It has been a privilege to work with this organization and see the                                                                                       USA network
positive impact we have directly with the families we serve and the community as                                With no where else to go, Ernest moved into Joseph
a whole. We may be a last resort to some, but hopefully we are also a new                                       Homes, Catholic Charities housing program for male                                                            Financial Report
beginning.                                                                                                      ex-offenders, where he received counseling and was
                                                                                                                given a job doing maintenance work. Later, Ernest
                                                                                      enrolled in the Family Achievement Center’s First Time Homebuyer and                                        Revenue                                                                  Expenses                                       Advisory Board
                                                                                      Financial Literacy Classes. He also purchased a car through the agency’s
                                                                                                                                                                            State & Local                                                                                                                                Mrs. Beth Manning, Chair
                                                                                      Moving to Self Sufficiency program and obtained affordable financing for its           Support 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Church &             Fundraising/Fees                                                                     Mr. Keith Arceneaux, Vice Chair
                                                                                      purchase. He hopes to buy his own home one day with the good credit                                                                                                                           Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Collections            Donations 5%                                       Service                              Mr. Jim Stalls, Treasurer
                                                                                      history he is building. Today, Ernest has stable employment, lives in                                                    8%                                                                    Wages                               Rev. Dan Krutz, Secretary
                                                                                      permanent housing and proudly pays his bills on-time.                                                                                            United Way 3%                                  8%          Job Training,      Mrs. Linda Perez-Clark, Past Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stipend, &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cash Assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Coletta Barrett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11%                    Mrs. Kim Bertrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Office of                                                                                      Mr. Jim Blouin Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elderly Affairs                                                                                    Sr. Helen Cahill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8%                                                                                          Rev. Thomas Clark
                                                                                      Matt and Christen were advised by doctors not to have biological                                                                                                   Client Counseling &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Supportive Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Disaster Relief
                                                                                      children. Both came from large families and desperately wanted children.                                                                                                                                    Cash Assistance            Mr. Richard Daviet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 44%                                   13%
                                                                                      Adoption caseworkers at Catholic Charities prepared them for their adoption                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Tommy Doiron
                                                                                                                                                                                      Disaster Relief                                                                                                                        Sr. Melanie Guste
                                                                                      journey.                                                                                                                    Other Federal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contracts                                                                                                 Mr. Brent Honore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      26%                                                                                                    Mrs. Verni Howard
                                                                                      At about the same time, Sarah’s priest referred her to Catholic Charities’                                                                                                                            Program                          Mr. Ryan Johnson
                                                                                      maternity caseworker. She was pregnant and was advised by doctors to have                                                                                                                            Operations                         Rev. Matt Lorrain
                                                                                      an abortion. This was not an option for her.                                                                                                                                                            20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Mazie Malveaux
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ms. Pat Robinson
                                                                                      Sarah eventually chose Matt and Christen to parent her child, because Matt                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Ernest Walker
                                                                                      has a brother with a disability. The couple was the first to hold Noah after he                                                                                           Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Costs 4%
                                                                                      was born. Today, Noah is a happy three year old. Sarah sends him small
                                                                                      tokens of love during holidays and on his birthday, and she receives pictures                              Total revenues for the year 2008 - 2009 were $13,555,434; total expenditures were $10,320,95.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Income and expense variation based on difference in funding years and multi-year funding.
                                                                                      and letters from Matt, Christen and Noah regularly.                                                                         Annual audit conducted by Postlethwaite & Netterville, C.P.A
                       Ten Things to Know
     Catholic Charities ...
1. Touches the lives of one of every 10 people of all faiths in the 12 civil
   parishes comprising the Diocese of Baton Rouge—since 1964.
2. Gifts the community with opportunities to help their neighbors through
   volunteer service.
3. Commits 96 cents of every dollar to services . . . far below the
   national average for administrative costs.
4. Provides successful, unduplicated services proven to improve lives
   and strengthen our community.
5. Ranks #1 among 211-Info Line referral agencies.
6. Known as a national leader in disaster recovery and the primary long-
   term recovery service provider for disaster survivor families and
7. Addresses the root causes of poverty to improve the lives of our
   clients, their families and our community.
8. Partners with nonprofits, other faith groups, foundations, universities
   and governmental agencies.
9. Primarily funded by donations, contracts, fees and grants; less than
   8% comes from the Catholic Church.
10. Populations & services include:
    Families & individuals              Pregnant women in crisis
       Mental health counseling             Counseling
       Homelessness prevention              Housing @ Sanctuary for Life
       Adoptions                            Medical care
       Job Services                     Seniors
       Youth Services                       Job Services
    Disaster survivors                      Foster Grandparents
       Mental health counseling         Prison Ministry
       Family Recovery plans                Ex-offender housing
       Relief Supplies                      Family support groups
       Shelter support                      Pre-release programs
    Adults with Disabilities            Immigrants
       Resource referral                    English Classes
       Advocacy                             Legal services
       Employment Services                  Interpreting service
       Assisted living devices              Relocation for Refugees
                                                                                  225-336-8700      www.ccdiobr.org
     How you can help                     Blessed is the person                Service Centers
                                          who has regard for the                   • 1900 S. Acadian Thruway
               Pray                                                                  Baton Rouge, LA 70808
                                           lowly and the poor.                       225-336-8700
             Volunteer                               Psalm 41:2                    • Alsen Park BREC Center
              Donate                                                                 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
                                                                                     Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  Bequest or memorial intention                                                      225-774-8078
                                                                                   • 707 W. Coleman, Suite B
   Donate furniture or vehicles                                                      Hammond, LA 70403
        Offer employment                                                           • 812 New Roads Street              Catholic Charities
     Sponsor/mentor a family                                                         New Roads, LA 70760
                                                                                     225-638-1055                      Diocese of Baton Rouge
Start or join a social responsibility
              program                                                          Administrative offices   225-336-8770
                                                                               Adoptions                225-336-8708
      Spread the good news                                                     Counseling               225-336-8708
                                                                               Disability Services      225-336-8770
   Call 225-336-8700 or visit                                                  Disaster Response        225-336-8700
 www.ccdiobr.org to find out how                                               Donations                225-336-8700
   you can become involved.                                                    Employment Services
                                                                               English Classes
                                                                                                        225-242-0324                            A report to the Catholic Community
                                                                               Family Center Classes    225-336-4406
                                                                               Families First Housing   225-336-4406
                                                                               Financial Assistance     225-336-8700
                                                                               Foster Grandparents      225-346-8712
                                                                               Joseph Homes             225-336-4406
                                                                               Maternity Services       225-336-8708
                                                                               Migration Services       225-346-0660
                                                                               Prison Ministry          225-336-4406
                                                                               Sanctuary for Life       225-336-8708
                                                                               Volunteers               225-336-8770

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