Posts Tagged ‘eviction’

Tired of Red Tape?

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Faced with an eviction notice, the declining health of an aging parent, recovery from a flood, or other tough problems?  It’s easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed trying to navigate the very systems that are supposed to help.

Catholic Charities provides compassionate, coordinated help from high-quality, knowledgeable professionals.

Catholic Charities’ assistance can take many forms:

  •  a recent immigrant can be provided with legal services in order to obtain work authorization
  • an unemployed new mother can be enrolled in resume writing and interview skills workshops
  • a father seeking to reunite with his children in foster care can take parenting skills classes

And that’s just for starters.

We assist individuals and families deal with multiple, overlapping problems and negotiate bureaucratic red tape. Sometimes, this can mean the difference between getting the help needed and simply giving up.

To find a Catholic Charities agency that offers coordinating services click here.

If you need help in finding the services you need please call the Catholic Charities Help line at: 888-744-7900.

Mother & Severely Disabled Son Saved from Eviction

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Wilmarie Dominguez’ son, Nicholas, 12, was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and hypertonia. He cannot speak, see or stand.

Yet, Ms. Dominguez says, “he has given me a lot of strength.”

But this strength was not enough to combat her landlord’s threats to evict them. She sought help from Catholic Charities.

Thanks to Catholic Charities’ successful intervention, she can continue caring for Nicholas in their home, pureeing his food so that he can swallow it, changing his diapers and pushing him in his wheelchair to his myriad of medical appointments.

In her world, “there’s no me,” she says. “There’s just him.”

Read their story published in The New York Times.