September 14th, 2017
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to end the DACA program, Bishop Frank Caggiano responded, “The Lord Jesus was very explicit in his call for disciples to welcome any brother or sister in need: “Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name, welcomes me.” (Mark 9:37).”
Catholic Charities sees this as a time for action. DACA (Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals)is not “dead”. Grants of DACA not yet expired are still valid. Those who’s DACA expires between 9/5/2017 and 3/5/2018 have until 10/5/2017 to file renewal applications that can get them two more years of protection from deportation and work authorization.
Help us, help them. Our Bishop, who is the son of immigrant parents, wants us to “find a way to allow these dreamers to remain with us in a manner that conforms to the laws of our nation.” Catholic Charities knows that many of these young people will lack the time or ability to aggregate the money needed to file their renewal application. We are asking you for a donation to support our DACA Services through our Dreamers Fund. Monies collected will provide partial “scholarships” toward the cost of the renewal applications ($495) and also subsidize our Catholic Charities Immigration services.
Thank you! You don’t know how much your support means, but our clients do.
For more information contact our Immigration Services team at (203) 416-1311. https://www.ccfairfield.org/programs/immigration-services
Catholic Charities 2017 Community Impact Snapshot
September 13th, 2017
Catholic Charities Works to End Youth Homelessness in CT
September 6th, 2017
On September 2, 2017, the News Times published an article that featured information about Catholic Charities’ efforts to end youth homelessness in Connecticut. The entire article is here for viewing.
Little Green Thumbs
July 24th, 2017
Our Room to Grow preschoolers got their hands dirty this month, but not in an art class! The students planted flowers to brighten up the sign in front of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in East Norwalk. Fr. Mirek, the Pastor, was thrilled to have so many ‘little green thumbs’ hard at work. Many thanks to these budding gardeners – they did an amazing job with this project!
Helping the Homeless in Danbury
June 28th, 2017
The Monday, June 26th edition of the Danbury News Times features a very informative article on the work Catholic Charities does in Danbury to help the homeless population. Click here to read the article in its entirety.