APRIL 2008 NEWSLETTER, C AT H O L I C CHARITIES OF S A N TA CLARA COUNTY VOLUME 13, ISSUE 23
W H AT ' S I NSI D E
Facing Poverty in Santa Clara County
A Message from
2 CEO Gregory Kepferle Campaign to Cut Poverty Addresses Underlying Causes
Finance Chair Focuses on
Sustaining Programs n Santa Clara County, poverty often hides
Catholic Charities Leads in plain sight. The faces of poverty are all
3 Delegation to Middle East
around us, even if we don’t see them.
Business Leaders Needed to
3 Invest in Supportive Housing
We may think we know poverty when we see
it. Clearly it’s in the face of the homeless woman
Rising Out of Poverty:
4 Client Stories pushing around what’s left of her life in a broken
down shopping cart. But it’s also in the face of the
5 Client Stories continued
minimum-wage worker who worries how the rent
Create Hope with
6 May Appeal will get paid or if there will be enough money to
Seasons of Sharing put food on the table. He or she may be someone
6 Highlights Service
who delivers our newspaper, bags our groceries, or
Would You Give a Senior
6 a Hot Meal?
helps us find what we need at the hardware store.
These are also the faces of poverty.
Golf Tournament Offers Fun
7 Way to Change Lives Silicon Valley is a wealthy area where many
Half-Day Tours Provide have done well thanks to the technology industry. We can see the signs of poverty in scenes like this. But the homeless
7 Life-Changing Experience are not the only faces of poverty in Santa Clara County. One in four
But it is also a place where the cost of living is residents is struggling just to make ends meet.
CALENDAR skyrocketing while wages have remained flat or rent on an apartment in Santa Clara County is
May 17–18 even declined for some workers. $52,080. A minimum-wage earner would have to
May Appeal Weekend One in four Santa Clara County residents lives work more than 125 hours a week to afford that. In
June 9 below the level of self-sufficiency, which means they addition, 39 percent of jobs in the county pay less
24th Annual Golf Tournament than $30,000 a year.
can’t meet their basic needs such as food, shelter,
at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
clothing, transportation and healthcare without Catholic Charities has been actively working to
Caritas Society Annual Dinner some type of assistance. The self-sufficiency standard house the homeless and provide affordable housing
is a much more relevant guideline than the federal options for families and individuals. But it will take
SAVE THE DATE poverty standard, which doesn't take into account a concerted effort by policymakers, community and
cost of living. business leaders, and the public to make building
Tournament Catholic Charities launched its Campaign to Cut more affordable housing a priority.
Poverty in Santa Clara County last year to address We will continue to focus on the underlying issues
Monday, June 9, 2008
some of the underlying causes of poverty, including that impact poverty in subsequent editions of Voices
Enjoy challenging play housing, healthcare, food, employment, asset of Hope. Our campaign to cut poverty is designed to
and lively fellowship at
development, immigration, and education. shine the light on these issues so that when we see the
Cinnebar Hills Golf Club
while helping us reduce The high cost of housing is one of the largest faces of the poor, we take action.
poverty in our community. contributors to poverty in Santa Clara County.
For more information, According to the Low Income Housing Coalition, For inspiring stories about rising above,
contact Magi Young turn to page 4.
the annual income needed to afford the fair market
at (408) 325-5225.
M e s s a g e F r o m t h e C E O
Dear Friends, as usual,” but to change the ways we think BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Why is there so much poverty in a county and act together. PRESIDENT
of such great wealth and what can we do We are developing working groups around Ronald Pelzel
about it? housing, healthcare, food, employment, asset VICE PRESIDENT
Paul F. Gentzkow
Regardless of what one believes causes and development, immigration, and education.
perpetuates poverty, we are clearly called by We have formed taskforces focusing on
the Gospel to respond with active compassion awareness, advocacy, integrating services, Mary Sue Albanese
to “the least of these” among us. At the same partnerships, and funding. Maribel R. Andonian
Frank G. Bisceglia
time, we are called to remedy the underlying We are asking ourselves some hard Norman Carroll
causes of poverty: the economic and social questions. How do we do a better job
Thomas J. Crotty
inequalities that exacerbate the growing divide of coordinating our services, rather than Rasha Hasaneen
between rich and poor. duplicating? How do we ensure those in
Rev. Anthony Mancuso
Economic and spiritual poverty have a voice in the Rev. Brendan McGuire
Joseph P. Melehan
poverty saps people’s energy, solutions? How do we change Thanh T. Nguyen
their creativity, their potential as the hearts and minds of our Timothy O'Donnell
human beings, and their ability neighbors, so that together we Darlene Tenes
to be productive members of our can change lives for good? And
community. finally, how do we show we have Mark Waxman
Through our Campaign Greg Kepferle cut poverty in half by 2020?
to Cut Poverty in Santa Clara I encourage individuals and EX OFFICIO
Gregory R. Kepferle
County, part of the national Campaign organizations to join the campaign to cut Most Reverend Patrick J. McGrath
to Reduce Poverty in America launched poverty and to spread the word. Through Robert Serventi
last year by Catholic Charities USA, we your support of Catholic Charities and our EMERITUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Quilici Aumack Philip A. Mahoney
have formed a broad-based coalition of partnerships with other organizations, we are
Nancy Biagini† Lon Normandin
community-based social service and health becoming more effective in our mission of Lucile Bianco Robert Peters
Louis Boitano Steven Pirotta
organizations; representatives from local, serving the poor, advocating for justice, and Jerry Floyd Michael Schall
state and federal government; interfaith building community. Mary Ellen Fox John M. Sobrato
Gene Gerwe Diane Speno
allies; and support from the private sector. Marcos Herrera Joseph Thomas
Hugh Isola Gene Toomey
This group of smart, passionate community All the best!
leaders is challenging us not to do “business Gregory Kepferle, CEO †Deceased
Finance Chair Focuses on Sustaining Key Programs
Since joining Catholic Charities Board of With more than 25 years experience as Committee. “The EITC provides a
Directors just over a year ago, Tom Crotty a business leader – with titles that have significant financial boost to the people
has been instrumental in helping the included Chief Financial Officer, Chief who need it and it also benefits the
agency develop a plan for growing and Operating Officer and President – he local economy. Over the last three years,
sustaining key programs. brings a wealth of experience in finance Catholic Charities has helped bring more
and operations along with a strong than $1.3 million into Santa Clara County
desire to help people rise up out of through the EITC.”
poverty. Currently, he leads the Bay Area
practice of CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, While he had donated to Catholic
a national accounting firm. Charities before his involvement, Tom
says he had no idea of the depth and
Tom has been working on sustainability breadth of its services.
plans for Catholic Charities’ Behavioral
Health Services as well as the Tax EZ “Catholic Charities offers an amazing
Program, a free service that helps low- range of services, and they do it
income families and individuals secure passionately, effectively and efficiently,”
the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Both he says. “But the agency still has to face
services are critical to cutting poverty. the ongoing issue of how do you raise
enough dollars to help everyone who
“In order to help move people forward, needs your help.”
you need to address behavioral issues
like mental illness,” says Tom, who
also chairs Catholic Charities’ Finance
e s AGENCY ASKS BUSINESS LEADERS TO
N INVEST IN SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
The need for affordable housing in Santa Clara County is a year to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Domus
critical. Too many of our neighbors struggle just to keep means home in Latin, an appropriate name for a group
n d a roof over their heads. In fact, Housing Silicon Valley:
A 20 Year Plan to End the Affordable Housing Crisis
whose goal is creating more affordable housing for
individuals and families living in poverty. Contributions
reports that an additional 90,000 affordable housing from members of The Domus Council will be used to
units will be required over the next 20 years to meet our leverage the federal dollars needed to provide more
Microsoft Grant Funds
Computer Training housing needs. supportive housing in Santa Clara County.
Catholic Charities was recently awarded a $200,000, Providing more affordable housing with supportive For example, government contracts awarded by the
two-year grant from Microsoft Corporation that services is a critical part of Catholic Charities’ campaign U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
will fund computer training for 200 clients a year. to cut poverty in Santa Clara County. Over the years, (HUD) require local matching funds. The average match
Participants will learn the skills they need to the agency has partnered with Charities Housing for Catholic Charities is 10 to one, which means every
prepare their resumes, search the internet for jobs, Development Corporation to develop supportive $10,000 raised locally leverages $100,000 in HUD funds.
and apply for employment online, which many
affordable housing for hundreds of low-income
companies now require. They will also learn how to For more information or to get involved, contact Magi
individuals and families.
use specific programs common in the workplace, Young, Chief Development Officer, at (408) 325-5225 or
including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. The Supportive housing means connecting people to the email@example.com.
classes will help participants improve their skills so services they need to get back on their feet. Many
they can secure higher paying jobs. homeless individuals are recovering from mental illness,
substance abuse, or domestic violence and need help
Behavioral Health Expands Services moving beyond these issues. Housing is just part of
Catholic Charities is expanding its mental health the answer – they also need counseling, job training,
services to older adults thanks to a Comprehensive and other services that will help them achieve self-
Older Adult Services contract with the Santa Clara sufficiency so they don’t end up back on the street.
County Department of Mental Health. The new
contract will support an interdisciplinary team Catholic Charities is stepping up its efforts to
who will reach out to unserved and underserved provide supportive housing by forming a coalition of
older adults in ethnic communities to provide community and business leaders – called The Domus
treatment services. Council – who are willing to invest $10,000 to $100,000
CATHOLIC CHARITIES LEADS DELEGATION TO MIDDLE EAST
Catholic Charities recently led an interfaith delegation of
refugee resettlement advocates to Jordan and Syria, where
they visited with Iraqi refugees who are facing untenable
living conditions. The agency had received numerous
calls from U.S. citizens of Iraqi descent who now have
family members living in peril in the Middle East.
An estimated 2.5 million Iraqis have fled their
homeland since the war started, many of whom had
worked for the United Nations or U.S. military as
translators and drivers. They are living in exile with
nowhere to call home.
The delegation headed to the Middle East in January
to learn more about the refugee situation there and help
raise awareness about this pressing humanitarian issue.
“Talking with the refugees reinforced our belief that Interfaith delegation members (L to R): Jamal Alfakhouri, Elizabeth Moley,
Ellen Dumesnil, Steve Wilde
our government needs to do what it can to help them
resettle in the U.S.,” says Ellen Dumesnil, Director “Helping the vulnerable is our mission and refugees are incredibly
of Economic Development Services at Catholic Charities, who vulnerable, especially those who are elderly and single mothers with
spearheaded the trip. “Our goal now is to push for improvements small children,” Ellen says.
that will help expedite this process.” The trip to the Middle East was funded by an anonymous donor
Catholic Charities has long been an advocate for refugees from and the delegation included Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Pastor
around the world, providing refugee resettlement services for more Steve Wilde. His church is partnering with Catholic Charities to
than 25 years. From the “boat people” of Vietnam to the Lost Boys of provide services to newly arrived refugees in Santa Clara County.
Sudan, our Refugee Services have helped more than 20,000 refugees “This is a major humanitarian crisis in our lifetime and we can’t
gain the tools they need to become self-sufficient. stand by and do nothing,” Ellen says.
Economic Development Services
Six years ago, Phiyen Nguyen was “They taught me how to budget
struggling financially and wondering and save my money,” Phiyen says.
how she would ever make ends meet She also receives help with her taxes
when she retired. Thanks to the each year through Catholic Charities’
Individual Development Account (IDA) Tax EZ Program, which trains
she opened with the help of Catholic volunteers to help low-income filers
Charities, she is saving for retirement prepare their tax returns.
and feeling hopeful. Born and raised in Vietnam, Phiyen
“I am saving money every month left that country nearly 20 years ago
so I will be better off when I retire,” because it was hard for her to practice
says the 57-year-old Phiyen. “Catholic her Catholic religion there and she
Charities helped me get back on my wanted to find a better life in America.
feet years ago and then they helped me But after she arrived here with her
open the IDA account.” young daughter – now 28 – she learned
IDAs are matched savings accounts life can sometimes be difficult here.
that enable low-income families and When she entered the IDA
individuals to build assets such as an program, Phiyen was living in low-
education, home ownership, small income housing after having graduated
business or retirement fund. Catholic from San Jose State University with
Charities matches every $1 saved by a degree in Social Work in 2000. She
participants with $2 up to a total worked in that field until 2006 and
of $6,000. In addition, financial now is a teacher’s assistant.
Phiyen Nguyen is saving for retirement and feeling hopeful about the
management classes are provided to future thanks to the Individual Development Account she opened with the “Catholic Charities has helped me
help participants reach their goal. help of Catholic Charities. so much over the years,” she says. “I am
Catholic Charities Helps
San Antonio Place
Dorothy Callahan has found a She moved from apartment to
place she can call home. After living apartment in downtown San Jose and
on the streets, she is finally in a then finally settled in at a trailer park
comfortable place where she feels on Monterey Highway. But 10 years
safe. ago, the trailer park was sold and
The 77-year-old lives at San Dorothy was again without a home.
Antonio Place, an affordable housing “If it weren’t for the services I get
complex in Mountain View. Catholic here from Catholic Charities, I would
Charities provides case management probably end up homeless again,” says
for residents living at San Antonio Dorothy, whose family doesn’t visit
Place, helping them get the services her. “I have found a real home here
they need, including financial with the other residents.”
management classes, job skills From single mothers to minimum-
training, mental health services, wage workers to the elderly, the
financial support, and food assistance. supportive housing complex provides
“We help clients in any way an affordable place to live for people
we can,” says Sally Phillips, service who are struggling just to make
coordinator at San Antonio Place. ends meet in an area where the
Dorothy hasn’t had an easy life. cost of housing is through the roof.
Five years after moving to Santa San Antonio Place has 120 studio
Clara from Pennsylvania with her apartments with rooms that vary in
husband and five children in 1973, her size and feature separate kitchens.
After living on the streets, Dorothy Callahan now has a real home at San
husband asked her to leave. She was “I feel good here,” Dorothy says.
Antonio Place in Mountain View, where she benefits from a number of
devastated. services provided by Catholic Charities.
Youth and Family Services
As a young student, Isela Bañuelos services to low-income youth and
found herself alone in the world of their families in Morgan Hill for nearly
education. Her mother, who had 20 years. The fundamental goal is
emigrated from Mexico, tried to learn to ensure academic success, while
English and help her children with serving the whole family.
homework, but mostly Isela was on Not only does Isela excel
her own. academically, she is also very active
Today she is Associated Student in student government and her
Body President at Sobrato High School community, earning her a number of
and looking forward to college next accolades and awards. She chaired
year. Isela says the help she and her the City Council’s Youth Advisory
family received at El Toro Youth Center Committee of Morgan Hill last year
played a big part in her success. and was the youngest member when
“El Toro built up my confidence,” she joined four years ago. She plans
she says. “It wasn’t just the academic to become a lawyer so she can help
guidance, which was crucial, but it victims of domestic abuse.
also provided a support network for “Perhaps El Toro’s most valuable
me and my family. They cheered me aspect is not so much its tangible
on and I realized wealth does not one-on-one homework assistance,
dictate intelligence.” but its ability to provide individuals
El Toro Youth Center, operated by with something much greater and
Catholic Charities since September everlasting and that’s the feeling of
College-bound Isela Bañuelos (on the far right) not only found help with
2007, has been providing quality her homework, but also a sense of self-worth, at El Toro Youth Center in self-worth,” Isela says.
educational, recreational and social Morgan Hill.
Clients Help Themselves
Just seven months ago, Bu Doh provide the tools they need to become
walked off a plane and into a new self-sufficient, including financial
world. After waiting in a refugee camp assistance, housing, supportive services,
in Thailand for six years, the Burmese English and computer classes, job
native had finally arrived in the United readiness training, job placement, and
States, along with 60 other Burmese immigration and legal services.
refugees from the camp. “The culture is so different here,”
“Welcome to America,” says Bu, Bu says. “In Burma, the whole family
beaming as she describes the scene at sleeps in one bedroom.”
the airport, where Catholic Charities’ Bu is living in an apartment with
staff and volunteers were waiting for seven other women she knows from the
them. “I was so happy to be here.” refugee camp and working part-time
She had fled her native country of as a program assistant at Catholic
Burma to the relative safety of Maela Charities. While fluent in English, she
Refugee Camp after her uncle’s farm is working on her reading and writing
was taken by the military. Artillery fire skills so she can pass the high school
and forced labor had become a way of equivalency exam and get her GED.
life in her village. “I want to go to college and then
With the help of Catholic Charities’ maybe law school,” Bu says. “America
Refugee Services, Bu is adjusting is a culture of bettering yourself,
to her new life. The program helps working hard and doing your best. I
refugees adapt to their new culture like that.”
Burmese refugee Bu Doh was finally able to come to America with the help
through a variety of services that of Catholic Charities after living in a refugee camp for six years.
Seasons of Sharing
Catholic Charities’ Seasons of Sharing, held during Lent and
Advent, provide students at 31 schools in the Catholic Diocese
a meaningful way to get involved in their communities and help
those less fortunate. Students raise funds, gather donated items, or
take on a number of other projects to benefit the poor. WOULD YOU GIVE A SENIOR
“Seasons of Sharing offers students a way to get actively involved
with our campaign to cut poverty,” says Rubén Solorio, Parish and
IN NEED A HOT MEAL?
Community Relations Manager at Catholic Charities. “It shows The number of seniors living in Santa Clara County is growing
young people they have the power to make positive change.” and so is the number who struggle to make ends meet. The
skyrocketing cost of living here in Silicon Valley is placing a
serious burden on older adults with fixed incomes.
Catholic Charities offers a nutritious hot lunch and a
comfortable place to go for hundreds of low-income seniors.
Plate by plate, we are changing lives with meals that provide
the nutrition these individuals need and companionship
that helps improve their well-being and ability to live
independently. On average, 79 percent of participants
surveyed say the hot lunch is their primary meal of the day.
Our Senior Nutrition Program serves 69,000 meals a year in
three locations – John XXIII Multi-Service Center in downtown
At Holy Family School, students collected money to purchase
bus tokens for Seasons of Sharing-Lent. Lack of transportation is
a barrier for those trying to rise up out of poverty. Students did
a variety of chores to earn the money in addition to asking for
donations from family and friends.
“We use Seasons of Sharing to teach our students about caring
for those less fortunate,” says Terry Cotting-Mogan, Religion
Coordinator at Holy Family School. “Understanding what it’s like
to be poor in this valley is an important lesson. We talked to the San Jose, Eastside Neighborhood Center, and Gilroy Senior
Center. These centers also offer other supportive programs for
students about what life would be like without a car. Most of our
seniors that help them stay active and live better. Seniors who
students had never thought about how difficult that would be.” come for lunch benefit from these services, with 68 percent of
During Seasons of Sharing-Advent, more than 5,000 those surveyed saying they also participate in other activities
donations were delivered to the Catholic Charities’ main donation and programs at the Senior Centers.
station alone – doubling the number from the previous year. Catholic Charities is looking for corporations or individuals
Many schools “adopted” families served by Catholic Charities. who want to partner with us in our campaign to cut poverty
Saint Simon School adopted 15 families and gathered toys and and the suffering it causes by joining our Plate-by-Plate
Program. For a sponsorship of $1,000, you or your company
other much-needed items to make Christmas special for them. The
can feed one person five days a week for one year. For
school also hosted Catholic Charities’ Kinship Resource Center $10,000, you can feed a table of 10 for the entire year!
holiday party for about 100 kids and their families. The students
Benefits for table sponsors range from lunch for two with
decorated, made 22 centerpieces, prepared food for 200 people, and seniors at your table to prominent posting of your individual
staffed the event. or company name at the table and Senior Center.
For more information about the program, please contact
Jennifer Niklaus at (408) 282-8601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our apologies to the following individuals whose names
were inadvertently omitted from, or incorrectly placed in,
Catholic Charities’ 2006 – 2007 Annual Report.
Golf Tournament Offers Fun Way Cut Poverty and Create Hope
With May Appeal
to Change Lives
Catholic Charities makes changing lives fun with our annual Golf Tournament. Join
us on June 9 for a round of golf at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in beautiful Almaden
Valley and help thousands of our neighbors who are struggling.
“Catholic Charities Golf Tournament is a fast-paced event that gives people the
opportunity to have fun while feeling good about being involved,” says Timothy
O’Donnell, a member of the Board of Directors who has served on the event’s
organizing committee for six
“I’m involved in Catholic Charities
years. “I’m involved in Catholic because I want to help those who have
Charities because I want to not been as fortunate as I have. I
May Appeal Co-Chairs Deborah Robinson,
help those who have not been would encourage others who want to do
Catholic Charities Board Member and
something good to join us on June 9.”
as fortunate as I have. I would parishioner at Mission Santa Clara,
Rev. Tony Mancuso, Pastor of Five Wounds
encourage others who want to do something good to join us on June 9.”
Portuguese National Church and Catholic
The event is sponsored by Heritage Bank of Commerce and includes a buffet Charities Board Member, and Leah Sze,
lunch on the patio, hosted cocktails, a chef-prepared dinner, and live and silent parishioner at Church of the Ascension, are
auctions. There are a number of great auctions items this year, including vacation helping us cut poverty and create hope for
our many neighbors in need by leading our
packages, golf outings, fine wines, and more.
annual appeal on May 17 and 18. Thanks
Even if you don’t golf, there are plenty of ways to get involved. There are a variety to you, we are helping individuals and
of sponsorship opportunities, including hole sponsorships for $1,000. Event program families rise up out of poverty. But today’s
economy has left many hurting, and we
ads are available from $250 to $1,000 and items are still needed for the live and silent
need your support more than ever. This
auctions. year our goal is to raise $650,000 to better
Proceeds support the critical work Catholic Charities is doing to cut poverty. Last serve the poor and vulnerable. If you
would like to get more involved and/or
year’s tournament raised more than $220,000 – the most ever. With your help, we can
speak at a Mass in your parish about this
set a new record this year. critical work, please contact Sara Johnson
To get involved, contact Magi Young at (408) 325-5225 or email@example.com. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 325-5259.
HALFDAY TOURS PROVIDE LIFECHANGING EXPERIENCE
John Armstrong From there, participants took a bus to San Antonio Place in Mountain
believes in Catholic View, affordable apartments built by Charities Housing Development
Charities and its work Corporation, where formerly homeless residents get help overcoming some
to cut poverty. After of the barriers they face.
participating in three
The final stop was at Day Break III in Sunnyvale, the agency’s newest adult
Agency Tours, he is
day care program, which offers support services to family caregivers, while
committed to the cause
providing day care for their dependent elders who have early Alzheimer’s
and convinced his
contribution is being
invested wisely. The afternoon tour included an
inside look at Catholic Charities
“Seeing it in action
Behavioral Health Services,
is really a powerful
including the Navigator Program
experience,” says John,
for chronically homeless
a retired businessman
individuals and Focus for Work,
and Caritas Society
which provides people with
member. “The dedication of the staff, the efficiency of the operation, once
behavioral health issues the
you see it, you’re sold.”
tools they need get back to work.
This year Catholic Charities offered two half-day Agency Tours. One was held
The tour continued at Los Arboles Elementary School, where participants
the morning of February 7 while the second was offered the afternoon of
saw the CORAL after-school program in action. CORAL empowers students to
February 12, with both tours starting at Catholic Charities’ headquarters on
improve their literacy skills while sparking an interest in learning.
The day ended at Washington United Youth Center, which offers
The morning tour learned about Catholic Charities’ economic development
recreational activities while providing young people with the tools they
programs, which provide people with the skills they need to achieve
need to become self-sufficient adults through a computer lab, support
groups and leadership classes.
John, who took the morning tour, was particularly touched by the refugees
“I urge every Caritas member to take advantage of these tours,” John says.
he met who were taking a computer class. “They were thrilled to have the
“It’s a life-changing experience.”
opportunity to improve their skills. It was heartwarming,” he says.
C a t h o l i c C h a r i t i e s V o i c e s o f H o p e N e w s l e t t e r
Opening the Doors to Hope at Day Break III
Catholic Charities expanded its services to older adults with the opening of Day Break III in Sunnyvale
Cutting the ribbon at Catholic Charities’ newest adult day care center on January 14 are, from left to right: Mike Yutrzenka,
Maribel Andonian, Amy Carlson, Ken Wang, Pastor Nancy Landauer, Phil Mahoney, Jay Paul, Mayor Anthony Spitaleri,
Mayor Otto Lee, Patrick Waite, Tom Crotty, and Catholic Charities’ CEO Greg Kepferle. At the celebration, Jay was thanked
for his generous contribution, which made it possible for Catholic Charities to open Day Break III. The program offers
support to family caregivers while providing day care for dependent elders who have early Alzheimer’s or dementia.
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