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Thank you to our 14th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors!
Catholic Charities would like to thank the following community businesses and our local parishes for their support as sponsors for our 14th Annual Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from the event allow us to continue our mission of Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut.  Thank you again for your support!  Platinum Sponsorship- ShopRite Stores - The Capano Family   Gold Sponsorship- Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.   Silver Sponsorship- Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council...

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Thank You!  Knights of Columbus Seaside Council 17
Catholic Charities would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Seaside Council 17 for the generous $500.00 donation to Catholic Charities to help those most in need in the New London area.  Catholic Charities has had a presence in the area since 1921, making it one of the oldest social service agencies in the region.  We have a strong commitment to assist those most in need, as well as supporting, strengthening and empowering them to attain the highest level of self-sufficiency through education and enrichment.  It is because of the ongoing partnerships we...

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Catholic Charities Receives Grant from the George & Grace Long Foundation!
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our generous donors at the George & Grace Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A,, Co-Trustee, for awarding the grant in the amount of $2,500. It is with great appreciation that we accept this grant which will help us to impact the lives of the underserved populations throughout Eastern Connecticut who come to us in crisis through our Intensive Case Management (ICM)/Emergency Basic Needs (EBN) Program.  Our ICM program helps with, but not limited to, rental and utility assista...

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary
Catholic Charities, Providing Help & Creating Hope in New London, Middlesex, Windham & Tolland counties, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program.  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich was selected as a beneficiary of the program by store leadership.  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will rec...

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Sponsors and Golfers Needed for 14th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Join us for a swing and a prayer on Wednesday, September 18th at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club for Catholic Charities’ 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Catholic Charities has been Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut for the last 98 years, serving people of all faith.  Join us for a day of golf at a great course and directly impact those living in our community. Registration begins at 10:30am.  Lunch is served at 11:00am.  Shotgun Start begins at 1:00pm.  Dinner is served and awards are presented at ...

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Catholic Charities' 2019 Family Champions Honored at Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies Awards
Press Release New Haven, CT, May 23, 2019:  The Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies (CCFSA) honored Dr. Steven M. Coan of Stonington, CT, and Ms. Kim Quinn of Griswold, CT as true champions for CT’s children and families at their annual award ceremony, May 22, 2019 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven. Dr. Steven M. Coan received the 2019 Family Champion Award for his outstanding volunteer service to children and families as a Board Member of Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Ms. Kim Quinn received the 2019 Family Champion Award ...

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Catholic Charities Announces Employee of the Year 2019!
Susan Connelly, Employee of the Year 2019! Susan Connelly, Finance Director for Catholic Charities, was recently identified by her colleagues as 2019 Employee of the Year.  Ed Tessman, Executive Director, stated, “Susan’s many contributions and involvement in our program services made her an easy choice for her peers.  She embodies the work and goes above and beyond for those we serve.  I am grateful that she is part of the Catholic Charities’ team.”

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St. Agustine & St. John Ladies Guild Baby Shower & Tea to Benefit Catholic Charities
The St. Augustine’s Ladies Guild met on Sunday April 28th in the afternoon for tea and a baby shower.  A baby shower for the pregnant mothers and clients with young children of Catholic Charities. The guild met at St. Augustine in the Church Hall where Ed Tessman, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, thanked them for their help and support.  Not only did the guild present Ed with a table full of basic needs and essentials for any new mother, they presented Catholic Charities with a check for $500 to continue the good work that the Catholic Charities ...

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women help support Catholic Charities
WILLIMANTIC – The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women gathered at St. Joseph Church in Willimantic Sunday April 28th in the afternoon for a luncheon and to present staff of Catholic Charities with items collected throughout the Diocese for their Annual Layette Program. Every year, through the Council’s Layette Program, the women of the council actively collect baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, and blankets.  These items are presented to Catholic Charities at a luncheon.  Edward J. Tessman, Executive Director of Catholic Charities and Miriam ...

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United Way announces capacity building grants
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce a round of capacity building grants to several United Way Partner Programs to increase their effectiveness. This funding opportunity was designed to assist Partners to improve ratings for Partner Programs during the Allocations process, and, ultimately, improve program effectiveness and outcomes for their program participants. United Way Allocations volunteers review Partner Programs and Agencies based on needs, efficiency, and outcomes using a standardized rating tool. Funds could have been used internally...

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Catholic Charities Celebrates 98 Years of Providing Help & Creating Hope
Mystic Yachting Center April 13, 2019 It was a beautiful evening at the Mystic Yachting Center as friends, supporters, staff, volunteers and Board Members of Catholic Charities gathered to celebrate its 98th Anniversary at its Hope Anchors the Soul Spring Gala. Overlooking the Mystic River, guests were entertained by the Hot Cat Jazz Band during the cocktail hour, enjoying views from the wrap around covered porch.  Guests had the opportunity to bid on many exciting silent auction items to include; tickets to Barrett Jackson Northeast, The World’s Greatest C...

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Catholic Charities Night at Dodd Stadium June 21st- Tickets on Sale NOW!
Want to help others while enjoying your hometown Connecticut Tigers?  Come join Catholic Charities at Dodd Stadium on June 21st at 7:05pm and enjoy a game, while helping others! Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Perfect opportunity to thank your employees, volunteers and families! Contact 860-889-8346 x287

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 Human Resources, Finances, & Fundraising Volunteers Needed!
If you have a background in Human Resources, Finances, or Fundraising and are looking to be part of a group that gives back to others throughout the Diocese.  For more information email edwardtessman@ccfsn.org.   

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St. Thomas More School Helps Others This Christmas!
On Tuesday, December 18th Maura Howard, Assistant Dean of Students at St. Thomas More School visited Catholic Charities bearing gifts.  Maura and the St. Thomas More School community generously donated $1,000 in gift cards to the clients of Catholic Charities.  Maura also presented Catholic Charities with a check for the agency’s Emergency Basic Needs Program Fuel Fund.   The money raised for these generous gifts were from donations made by the students and faculty members of St. Thomas More School.  Maura has coordinated this on behalf of Catholic...

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Community Foundation Helps Preston Residents In Need
Catholic Charities is happy to be the recipient of a $750 grant from the Preston Community Foundation to help those in need living in Preston with Emergency Basic Needs.  Thank you!  Click here to see how you can help those most in need!  

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