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Stories of Hope

FALL 2023

Your partnership leads to amazing outcomes for children and families who would not otherwise have a place to turn for help.


Therapy helped Jaime understand, because of shared faith, he will see his grandfather again someday. He also knows he is never alone. Christ is always with him. Gradually, Jaime has resumed activities away from his parents and even spent part of his summer at a relative’s home having fun with cousins. 

Boy with Ball

Fourth grader, ‘Jamie’, was grieving the loss of his grandfather who died in a car accident. He was having difficulty being separated from his parents. 


‘Deana’ was depressed from being unable to work for three years after a severe back injury and now living with chronic pain. Friends and family have helped her, but it remained difficult to support herself and 13-year-old daughter. Financial worry added greatly to her emotional stress, and she grieved being independent and self-sufficient.

In therapy, Deana let go of the old way and found courage to build a new life despite her daily pain. She was grateful to pay what she could afford for counseling, for the crisis assistance from Catholic Charities and the community resources with which she connected.  

School Teacher

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After only a few sessions, he is more at peace. On his way out of his most recent appointment, Ricardo shared, “I am so glad I finally listened to the people who love me.”

Portrait of Mature Man

‘Ricardo’ has been battling cancer for 5 years. He struggled with many emotions, including sadness and fear. Family members had encouraged him to seek a professional’s help, but he refused. He thought he could get through on his own, and definitely did not want to spend needed resources on counseling. When his depression worsened, however, he decided to call Catholic Charities. 


‘Miles’ started therapy with his wife to save the marriage even though she had separated from him. She attended initially, but still decided to pursue divorce.

The couple had financial struggles, but because Miles could pay what he could afford each session, he continued therapy through the difficult divorce process. He adjusted to being a single father and is focusing now on being the best role model for his children. 

Father with his Son

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 She found a career in which she is thriving, and she continues to move forward. Sally has even published a book sharing her experience with domestic violence as an encouragement to others who face that challenge.   

Mother and Daughter

‘Sally’ came to Catholic Charities having faced domestic violence. Using solution-focused therapy combined with her faith, she was able to rebuild her life with her young daughter.

Joe & Peggy

It seemed ‘Joe and Peggy’ could never resolve a problem. They were frequently arguing and misunderstanding one another. 

In couple’s therapy, Joe and Peggy learned to not take things personally; their spouse’s undesired behavior wasn’t meant to hurt them. They have increased their insight about how to work out issues without blame, remaining calm and really listening. They have weekly date nights, share household duties and report a loving relationship.

Couple Working Together
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