Catholic Charities Seeks Accreditation

For Clients

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is conducting an accreditation review of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. and seeks your assistance. COA is a national organization that sets standards for quality service and sends teams of experienced professionals to visit organizations to see whether they meet these standards.

Since you are currently using or have recently used our organization’s services, it would be very helpful for COA to know what you think about those services.

To start the survey, call the toll-free number contained below, or follow the link below to take the survey on-line. Note: When you are prompted, please enter the organization code below.

TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 888-312-2415

ON-LINE:  http://info.coanet.org/survey?iv=3a127cacc9e22ba&q1=a0r5000000BvT4RAAV

(If the survey link isn't clickable, is cut off, or gives an error, please try copying and pasting the entire URL into your browser's address bar and press Enter.)

ORGANIZATION CODE: 1530

The information you provide is confidential and will go directly to COA. Our organization will not see your responses to this survey.

Thank you for your valuable input.

For General Community

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is conducting an accreditation review of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. and seeks your assistance. COA is a national organization that sets standards for quality service and sends teams of experienced professionals to visit organizations to see whether they meet these standards. A very important part of this review consists of asking stakeholders within the community about their experience with, and impression of, our organization.

You may respond as a general observer of how our organization is viewed in the community, as someone with direct experience with our organization, or from both perspectives. COA requests that, if possible, you select an individual to complete this survey that has had the most direct knowledge of, or experience with, our organization.

To start the survey, call the toll-free number contained below, or follow the link below to take the survey on-line. Note: When you are prompted, please enter the organization code below.

TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 888-312-2176

ON-LINE:  http://info.coanet.org/survey?iv=3a127cacab7aeb3&q1=a0r5000000BvT4RAAV

(If the survey link isn't clickable, is cut off, or gives an error, please try copying and pasting the entire URL into your browser's address bar and press Enter.)

ORGANIZATION CODE: 1530

The information you provide is confidential and will go directly to COA. Our organization will not see your responses to this survey.

Thank you for your valuable input.

 


Recent Events

Catholic Charities USA Registers Dismay over Administration’s Suspension of Refugee Resettlement Program; Reiterates Commitment to Serve the Most Vulnerable - Jan 27, 2017

Alexandria, Va. – Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) expressed her concern for the vulnerable people who are fleeing from extreme danger and who are now caught without hope of protection in light of President Trump's decision to suspend the country’s refugee program.

"I am especially worried about the innocent children and mothers who have fled for their lives without support and are now caught in this regrettable and terribly frightening situation," Sister Donna said. "While I certainly appreciate the importance of vetting to insure the safety of our country, I also believe we must treat those who are most vulnerable with compassion and mercy and with hearts willing to be opened wide in the face of dire human need."

The basis for all Catholic Charities' activity is the dignity of the human person. As part of one human family, we bear the responsibility to help one another in times of need, especially in times that potentially can lead to the loss of life. Women and children are among those most vulnerable.

The Catholic Church in the United States has always assisted refugees and migrants coming to our country, regardless of their country of origin. At the same time, the US has historically opposed those leaders who oppressed or tortured their citizens. How can we now justify closing our borders to their innocent victims?

Catholic Charities will continue to advocate on behalf of people who are poor and marginalized, of all faiths, as our agencies continue to provide them with service, compassion and care.

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE


Pictured (l to r) are Laura Malone, Catholic Charities Executive Assistant; Mr and Mrs Cromie; Ivelisse Gonzalez, Catholic Charities Case Worker.

With the help of The New London Day and their Community Spotlight Segment, Catholic Charities was asked to identify a family in need that the local community could assist this Christmas Holiday.  Catholic Charities shared a story of a veteran of the U.S. Navy, currently residing in Groton with his family who had been discharged for health reason and is currently unemployed.  He and his wife are the proud parents of a 6 year old boy and another baby on the way.

The response from the community was overwhelming and will certainly give this family the Christmas miracle that they have been praying for.  Not only will the gifts help them get through Christmas but also enable them to start the New Year off fresh.

The family was overcome with emotion when they saw the gifts that had been collected for them and their family.  The family wanted to share the following with our community:

            Christmas time can be a very stressful time of the year for anyone.  This year was very different for our family due to some financial obstacles, unemployment, illness and finding out we were expecting another member to our family.  We had never needed assistance, but this year we could not have had a Christmas without seeking out help from Catholic Charities.  I could not be more grateful for the support this program provided for my family.  Everyone involved was welcoming and made us feel like we were worth it!  My six year old boy will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile on his face because of everything Catholic Charities has done for us.  I hope to be able to help others who face struggles during the holidays in the future.

Thank you all, Merry Christmas!

Love, the Cromies

 

 

Catholic Charities Newsletter

Making A Difference

Volume 1, Issue 1

 

The Celebration of Family Champions - 2016


Diane Manning, Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies Board Chair; Edward J. Tessman, Catholic Charities Executive Director; Carole Gilbert, 2016 Catholic Charities Family Champion Staff Member; Angela Arnold, 2016 Catholic Charities Family Champion Board Member; Joette Katz, State of Connecticut Commissioner Department of Children and Families; Alyssa Goduti, President & CEO Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies

The Celebration of Family Champions has become an opportunity for The Council to recognize two individuals from each member agency who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen and support families in Connecticut.

To celebrate these family champions The Council first recognizes that it is a person's individual talent, skill and dedication that changes lives forever. Angela Arnold and Carole Gilbert achieved this honor in their own personal way, by demonstrating the best of what their agency has to offer, consistently giving more, reaching further, and taking bold steps to strengthen and improve the lives of families throughout our state.

 


 

Catholic Charities USA


Pictured are Edward J. Tessman, Executive Director and Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, CEO and President of Catholic Charities USA

At a recent meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, Ed had the opportunity to spend time with Sister Donna Markham and talk about the organization’s strategic priorities, vision and identity. The Diocesan Directors Leadership Institute Program, sponsored by Catholic Charities USA, gives new Diocesan Directors an opportunity to meet with their peers from across the country as well as meet with staff from Catholic Charities USA.

For more information please contact: Mr. Edward J. Tessman: 860-889-8346, edwardtessman@ccfsn.org

Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich Inc. is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization registered in Connecticut.

 

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