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Dr. Peter Martin and Evan Divis, LMHP from our Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center were guests on Spirit Mornings on 6/15! They spoke about fatherhood and faith with God's mercy.

Department of Justice-certified services for immigrants, refugees

LINCOLN (SNR) – Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (CSS) received a $25,000 grant from Tyson Foods to support their “Employer Outreach Partnership” program.

The program supports providing comprehensive immigration services to refugee and immigrant communities of southern Nebraska.

Story by Randy Porter

(SNR) - Mary Hurst of Johnson Lake speaks from personal experience.

“I definitely approve of the services of St. Gianna Women’s Homes,” said Hurst, formerly of Arapahoe. “Any place like that is just wonderful.”

There was a time she was in need of a place like St. Gianna’s, which assists women and their families fleeing domestic violence. It also helps women being coerced into an abortion. Each family receives a secure home to deal with the trauma caused by abuse, become self-sufficient and learn to develop healthy relationships.

Our latest Lincoln Social Services quarterly report showcases the many ways we worked together to bring "Hope in the Good Life" to our neighbors in need!

It's #NationalVolunteerWeek!️ We're excited to use this opportunity to highlight our AMAZING crew of volunteers who partner with us to bring #HopeintheGoodLife all across southern Nebraska. This week, we'll be sharing stories from each of our outreach regions and providing information on how YOU can join in our work as one of our treasured volunteers. In the past year, 469 volunteers provided 20,290 hours valued at $280,800 to our agency. We simply could not carry out our important work without them. Thank you, volunteers!

This #TeamworkTuesday, we're excited to highlight a new partnership that connects immigrants and refugees with needed services. Building stronger, healthier communities is a commitment Tyson Foods and Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska share. The $25,000 grant we've received from Tyson will support our Employer Outreach Partnership program, which in turn supports our long-term goal of providing comprehensive immigration services to the refugee and immigrant communities of southern Nebraska. Read more about this innovative program, including a heartwarming reconnection made between CSS Immigration Specialist Drew Miller and one of our former refugee clients! ⬇

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Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is getting ready to embark on a redevelopment of part of its campus at 22nd and O streets.

St. Peter parishioner Bonnie Damrow has been volunteering at the CSS food pantry for the last few years. She enjoys helping with the St. Peter Catholic Church coordination of food donations to CSS

LINCOLN (SNR) – Bishop James Conley appointed Father Justin Fulton as vicar general of the Diocese of Lincoln, along with administrative oversight-strategy and mission for Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.

Bishop Conley appointed Katie Patrick, current regional director of social services for CSS, as interim executive director for Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.

The appointments are effective March 15.

LINCOLN (CSS/SNR) – Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (CSS) will present its 34th annual Celebration of Caring Sunday, Feb. 21. However, this year’s celebration will look markedly different than the previous 33.

In light of social distancing efforts, Celebration of Caring 2021 will not include a banquet. However, CSS invites all to visit csshope.org/Celebration2021 and virtually celebrate together bringing “Hope in the Good Life.”

Our latest Lincoln Social Services quarterly report contains much more than statistical data- it shares first-hand, "hand-up" encounters with our clients, who are thankful for your continued support and prayers.

Dr. Courtney Miller, clinical director at our Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center, was a guest on Spirit Catholic Radio's Spirit Mornings show on 1/26/2021. She shared insight into alleviating anxiety during these challenging, pandemic-affected times by extending acts of kindness and increasing our involvement with others in mindful ways. She reminds us that "there is a connection that comes with extending ourselves to others" and provides real-life examples of individuals and families extending this care and the benefits gained from the experience.

Due to inclement weather, our Lincoln social services/administrative offices and Lincoln St. Louise Gift & Thrift store will be closed to the public on Tuesday, January 26th.
Due to inclement weather, our Lincoln social services/administrative offices and Hastings office will be closed to the public on Monday, January 25th.
Due to inclement weather, our Lincoln social services/administrative offices and Hastings office will be closed to the public on Monday, January 25th.

Reaching out to others in many ways

Story by Randy Porter

(SNR) - It’s not strictly because of the pandemic, but people throughout the Diocese of Lincoln are showing they care about others by many acts of kindness with renewed vigor.

Pope Francis appealed for a “culture of care” in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace released Dec. 17. The pandemic merely presented a need for treating others with charity and people across the diocese continue to rise to the occasion.

Story by Randy Porter

(SNR) - The pandemic has highlighted the need for a culture of care, according to Dr. Courtney Miller, licensed psychologist and director of clinical services for Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska at Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center.

“We as human beings are made for connection and for care of one another,” Miller said. “Connection and care do not have to be big gestures, but are often best communicated through small acts of kindness.”

  • Square miles served in the Diocese of Lincoln last year

    24,000

  • Cash & in-kind assistance provided across southern Nebraska last year

    $1,800,000

  • Counseling sessions through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center last year

    5,268

  • Nights of lodging & safety provided through St. Gianna’s Women’s Homes last year

    17,280

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