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Congratulations Alliance Catholic Credit Union

CCSEM sponsor Alliance Catholic Credit Union (ACCU) opened the doors to their newest branch on October 30, 2018. The new branch is in Southwest Detroit at the corner of Vernor and Junction, across the street from Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The credit union renovated the first floor of the Albert Kahn designed Detroit Savings […]

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Project Hope Ministry Helps Expecting Mothers

“I am here for them to lean on. I can hold them up until they can hold themselves up.” These are the words of Dawn Still, describing how she approaches her job as Coordinator for the Project Hope ministry of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. “Project Hope is a prolife ministry to help support mothers […]

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Generous Donors Help CCSEM Help Others

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is overwhelmed with gratitude at the generosity of the organizations and individuals who helped us help others this year and during the holiday season. CCSEM wants to thank all the organizations who helped us bring to reality the opening of our Saint Joseph Center of Hope crisis intervention center, located […]

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Corporate Grants Support CCSEM

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is grateful for the support of organizations like Walmart, Bank of America, and United Way and NEXUS, whose grant money supports the work of our ministries. This past spring, the Walmart Foundation renewed its grant in support of Catholic Charities, providing $35,000 for a region-wide outreach effort to make […]

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CCSEM 2018 Annual Appeal this November

Every November, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) reaches out to the faithful in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit through its annual appeal. Won’t you help CCSEM care for the least ones who are the images of Jesus Christ among us? Please give generously to the 2018 November appeal in support of our […]

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Help Families this Christmas through the Saint Joseph Perpetual Help Fund

Donate Now For the 2018 giving season, Catholic Charities is launching a charitable initiative to help families in need at Christmas and throughout the year. “The program is called the Saint Joseph Perpetual Help Fund, in honor of the CCSEM patron, Saint Joseph,” said Catholic Charities CEO, Dave Bartek. Donations to the Saint Joseph Perpetual Help […]

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Dawn Still of Project Hope Named Michigan Counselor of the Year

The following story is one of the reasons Dawn Still of Project Hope was recently recognized as Michigan Counselor of the Year by Real Alternatives.  (The client’s name has been changed for her privacy.) Amy came to Catholic Charities for counseling services to help with depression and anxiety. Because she was pregnant, she also learned […]

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Open House Scheduled for Saint Joseph Center of Hope

A new crisis intervention center to serve people in active addiction will soon be available to the Monroe community. The Saint Joseph Center of Hope, a service of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), will open its doors to the public for an open house on Tuesday, November 20, at its newly refurbished facility on […]

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Monroe Office Hosts Recovery Picnic

Over 75 residents and their children attended the Recovery Picnic last month at the St. Mary’s Park in Monroe, Michigan. The event was organized to coincide with National Recovery Month 2018 by our Catholic Charities Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling office in Monroe. Several community agencies joined in the celebration with Catholic Charities, including […]

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Students Learn About Drug Addiction at Sports Impact Luncheon

More than 600 students from Detroit Public Schools and other area schools attended a special event sponsored by Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, in cooperation with The Sports Marketing Agency and the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter. The Sports Impact Luncheon, which took place Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in […]

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We love our volunteers!

Catholic Charities would like to honor some of our outstanding volunteers. These exemplary role models give of themselves continually, helping us bring the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to everyone we serve. In this article, we will focus on our Senior Volunteer Services Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  Sister Eloise Hirleman volunteers weekly at […]

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October 23 Event Addresses Opioid Epidemic

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan has teamed up with The Sports Marketing Agency and the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter to organize a Detroit event to address the opioid crisis. The Sports Impact Luncheon is set for 11:30 to 1:30 pm October 23 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward Avenue. Current and […]

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CCSEM Launches New Charitable Giving Initiative: The Saint Joseph Perpetual Help Fund

During the Advent and Christmas giving season, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has sponsored programs to help those in need such as the Adopt a Family monetary donation fund for families, and the Christmas Giving Tree in kind donation program to help CCSEM clients served by our various ministries. For the 2018 Christmas giving […]

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Renovation Begins for Saint Joseph Center of Hope

Renovation of the building to be the new home for the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Saint Joseph Center of Hope is underway. The CCSEM Monroe staff looks forward to opening the 24-hour crisis intervention soon to assist individuals in the local community struggling with active addiction. “We would like to thank all our partners […]

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Parish Nursing: Treating the Whole Person

Imagine a young athlete with a leg injury. She goes to the hospital for treatment, and leaves with a cast meant to heal her broken bone. Has she been fully treated? According to Registered Nurse Jane Cheyne, only partly. Cheyne points out the high chance this young athlete might suffer from anger or depression after […]

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Thanks to our School Supply Donors!

Thanks so much to the Archdiocese of Detroit parishes who donated school supplies to help children in need served by our Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan ministries: Adoption and Foster Care and Hispanic & Newcomer Outreach. Those who donated for the 2018 school year include: Christ Our Light Parish, Troy Gesu Parish, Detroit Our Lady […]

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Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Special Needs Awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 Special Needs Awards in recognition of the abilities of those with special needs and those who support them in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The awards will be presented during the 2018 Mass for Special Needs Ministry on October 14, 2018.  The annual Mass takes place at a […]

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RSVP Group Writes Letters to Active and Veteran Military

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Oakland and Macomb Counties recently gathered in an effort to show their appreciation for those in the military. The group, comprised mostly of  family members of military veterans, gathered August 1 to write cards and letters of appreciation to active and veteran US military personnel. One RSVP volunteer, […]

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Bishop Battersby Helps CCSEM Promote Saint Joseph Center of Hope

His Excellency Bishop Gerard W. Battersby helped CCSEM promote our new addiction treatment center planned to open this fall in Monroe — the Saint Joseph Center of Hope. He mentioned the new center, which will offer 24-hour addiction help, in the Monroe Vicariate Newsletter. Download the newsletter here.

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Volunteers Needed to Plan 2019 CCSEM Annual Celebration

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is looking for individuals to join our 2019 Annual Celebration Planning Committee. Next year the event will take place on April 27 at a new venue – Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center in Troy. Farrah Shammas, CCSEM Manager of Engagement and Outreach, said Catholic Charities needs people interested in […]

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Support Catholic Charities with Amazon Smile

Did you know that if you shop on Amazon.com, you can support Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan? All you have to do is choose us as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile. For eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to CCSEM! Go here to sign up. We thank […]

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October 20 is third annual Mercy in Action Day

The date of October 20 has been set for the third annual Mercy in Action Day. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) organized the first ever Mercy in Action event in 2016 during the Year of Mercy designated by Pope Francis. The event involves Catholic parishes throughout the six-county region of the Archdiocese of Detroit […]

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Roundup App Offers Easy Donation Option

Did you know you can help the ministries of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) by donating spare change from your credit card purchases? CCSEM has partnered with a new mobile app/website called Roundup that automatically donates spare change to support charitable work like ours. Learn more by viewing this short video. You can check out […]

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Enjoy Great Desserts and Support CCSEM!

Enjoy some of the best desserts in town at the annual Catholic Charities Best Desserts Contest. The event takes place Thursday, August 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Alexanders Banquet Facility, 1200 Gratiot, Marysville. Tickets cost $20 and include a full dinner, wine grab, Chinese Auction, and a 50/50 and cash raffle. All proceeds […]

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Timberwolves event garners more than $2000 to combat Opioid Crisis

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) teamed up with the Monroe Timberwolves semi-pro football team Saturday, July 14, to fight the opioid crisis. During this special fundraising event, the Timberwolves faced off against the Highland Park Polar Bears at Navarre Field, 301 Jones Ave., Monroe. Before the game, team members literally gave away the shirts […]

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Hispanic and Newcomer Outreach Partners with Medical Students for Mentoring Program

Two years ago, while helping one of his medical students at Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine (Rochester, Michigan) in his research on the local Hispanic community, Dr. Claudio Cortes discovered the Hispanic and Newcomer Outreach (HNO) ministry at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s office in Pontiac, Michigan. During his visit to the […]

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Special Needs Resources Now Available

As the school year and the month of May come to a close, many parishes like Christ Our Light in Troy are celebrating by honoring the Blessed Mother with a May crowning. Catholic Charities wanted to share these joyful photos, as well as announce we have new resources available on the Christian Service Ministries link […]

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CCSEM to partner with the Sports Marketing Agency to address opioid addiction

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is working to address the Opioid crisis through a marketing partnership involving former players in the NFL. In April, Catholic Charities Monroe office benefitted from proceeds raised at a luncheon event at Monroe Community College campus sponsored by NFL Alumni Detroit and the Sports Marketing Agency. Organizers promoted the […]

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The Big Give Benefits CCSEM in Port Huron

One June 12, the Big Give is coming to St. Clair County. The fundraising event is a partnership between the St. Clair Community Foundation and local nonprofits like Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). On that day only, donations can be made directly to support our CCSEM Port Huron office. To donate go to www.stclairfoundation.org. […]

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CCSEM Behavioral Health in the News

The following article was originally published in the “Michigan Catholic” newspaper on May 17, 2018. Click here to read the original article. When no one else will listen: Through Catholic Charities, Church on front lines of mental health treatment by Daniel Meloy Clinton Township — It’s a scene all too common in families across our […]

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2018 All Saints Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Dinner

The roles were switched at the All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Those who usually serve our soup kitchen and food pantry guests got a little service of their own at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Dinner. About 100 volunteers attended the Mass at St. Gabriel Parish, celebrated […]

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2018 Annual Celebration in Review

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan would like to thank everyone who made our 2018 Annual Celebration such a wonderful and successful evening. More than 350 people attended the May 28 event at the Somerset Inn in Troy, raising more than $120,000 in support of our ministries serving those in need in our six-county region of […]

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CCSEM Foster Grandparent Is One of the 2018 Michigan Senior Volunteers of the Year

One of the first things Doris McCutcheon thought when she learned she was among the seven seniors named as 2018 Senior Volunteers of the Year by the state of Michigan was how her Governor’s Service Award will inspire others. Doris serves as part of the Foster Grandparent program, administered in the Detroit metro area by […]

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Oakland Press Vitality Supplement Features RSVP Program

The following article is reprinted with permission from the Vitality supplement to the Oakland Press newspaper. Click here to read the story on the Oakland Press website. The photo is of “Mary Lou Krzyminski of Roseville a Retired Senior Volunteer at the Detroit Zoo.” The photo is credited to David Dalton. The article is written […]

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Justin Black says CCSEM foster program has been a “life changer”

Reprinted with permission from the Michigan Catholic newspaper. Written by Dan Meloy. Originally published on Feb. 8, 2018. To read the story on the Michigan Catholic website, click here.  Kalamazoo — Justin Black has been in the foster care system since he was 9. He’s been with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since he was 12. […]

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Vote for CCSEM and Share!

Thanks to Gardner White Furniture’s Charituesday program, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has a chance to win a donation of $1,000! The rest depends on you! From March 27 at 10 am through April 3 you can vote for CCSEM once a day. Also, please share on your social media pages with everyone you […]

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New Graphic Describes CCSEM Impact

  The ministries of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan provide help and bring hope to more 20,000 persons each year. The impact of our ministries in southeast Michigan is now illustrated in an easy to understand graphic. All seven ministries are summarized, with an estimate of those we serve on an annual basis. Download the […]

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CCSEM Adopts St. Joseph as Patron Saint

DETROIT, MI, March 19, 2018– Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), serving as the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Detroit, has chosen a heavenly patron to support its work in the six-county region. On the saint’s own feast day, Catholic Charities announces it has adopted the foster father of Jesus Christ, Saint Joseph, to […]

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Volunteer Finds Fulfillment Serving Older Adults

 “I have found my calling.” These are the words of Jonathan Teachman, who has been a volunteer with the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s Adult Day Health Services (ADHS) ministry for more than 28 years. He currently volunteers 15 hours a week at the center on Adams Road next door to Sacred Heart Catholic Parish […]

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CCSEM’s Kirsti Reeve Discusses How to Help Those with Anxiety and Depression

America is at the “lowest point we can remember” regarding stress and its negative effects on mental health, according to a 2017 study by the American Psychological Association. Kirsti Reeve, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), discussed this sobering fact and other mental health issues to a capacity crowd at […]

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Archbishop Kicks Off Lent at All Saints

  Archbishop Allen Vigneron began the season of Lent this year volunteering at the All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in southwest Detroit. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2018, the Archbishop helped patrons fill their bags with food for the month, and since it was “Fat Tuesday”, he brought paczkis to share with the volunteers […]

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Catholic Charities CEO on Ave Maria Radio’s “Catholic Connection” with Teresa Tomeo

Dave Bartek, CEO of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, discusses highlights for CCSEM in the new year during an interview with Teresa Tomeo on her January 12, 2018, “Catholic Connection” radio program broadcast during morning drive time on Ave Maria Radio. Click here to listen to the program. (After a short Ave Maria advertisement, fast […]

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2017 Mass for Special Needs Ministry

The 2017 Mass for Special Needs Ministry took place at St. Anastasia Parish in Troy on October 1. The celebrant for the Mass was Bishop Arturo Cepada, with Fr. Steven Wertanen, Pastor of St. Anastasia, concelebrating. During the Mass, awards were presented for outstanding persons involved in Special Needs Ministry. The 2017 awards were presented to: &#8226 […]

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More than 4,000 Mobilize October 14 for Second Annual Day of Service

More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the second annual Mercy in Action (MIA) Day of Service Day on October 14, 2017. Organized through Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) in cooperation with Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit, the event will involve more than 200 service projects to help those in […]

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Thanks to Generous Parish Donors

CCSEM would like to thank the many parishes who donated school supplies to needy children through CCSEM for the 2017-2018 school year. The following parishes donated backpacks and supplies to the foster care children served by families licensed through CCSEM Adoption and Foster Care Services. Christ Our Light Parish in Troy Gesu Parish in Detroit […]

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Dave Bartek Named Ccsem Chief Executive Officer

DETROIT, MI – Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has chosen its Chief Operating Officer, Dave Bartek, to take the helm of the human services agency as Chief Executive Officer. CCSEM Board Chairman Rev. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, Pastor of Ste. Anne de Detroit and Most Holy Trinity parishes in Detroit, made the announcement on August 30, […]

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Help the Texas Hurricane Victims – Donate Now!

Help the Texas Hurricane Victims – Pray Now! Donate Now! As of Tuesday, August 29, Hurricane Harvey has claimed 10 lives with inundating rain continuing today into Wednesday, dumping up to 50 inches of water into southeast Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott says Harvey is “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” All this […]

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Catholic Charities CEO Transitioning to New Position with Our Sunday Visitor

June 12, 2017 CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Jason Shanks, the first and only chief executive officer for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), is departing the agency to become president of Huntington, Indiana – based Our Sunday Visitor Institute, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of the esteemed Catholic publishing house. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, chairman of […]

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Parish Nurse/Health Care Ministry Retreat

Come learn, pray and reflect during the annual Retreat for parish nurses or anyone involved in health care ministry at the Capuchin Retreat Center in Washington, Michigan, March 23 and 24. Register Online | Download Flyer

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Mass for the Sick

The Annual Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. Come join Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in this special Mass for the sick, their caregivers, health care professionals, and loved ones. This Mass will […]

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Opiate Workshop

The Christian Service Coordinators Association will offer an Opiate Epidemic workshop at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.  Mark Kilgore, certified prevention specialist and peer recovery coach, will discuss: The opiate epidemic and how it effects everyone How casual use can lead to addiction How to get […]

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2016 Adopt-a-Family for Christmas Program Assists 249 Local Families

The 2016 Adopt-a-Family for Christmas program provided $168,316.06 in monetary assistance to 249 families in southeast Michigan during the Christmas season. The 2016 program was funded by 245 generous donors. The program, in operation since 1990, helps families enduring significant financial hardship and other challenges. Previously managed by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the program is […]

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Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron: “We stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

From The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop | Issued December 9, 2016 Dear Brothers, I wanted to share with you this following statement, which I issued publicly today and offered tonight at Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (a Spanish-language version of this same statement is available here): As we celebrate the Feast of Our […]

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Encore Remarriage Workshop

Getting Remarried? Sign up for a October 22 Encore workshop! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, […]

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Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Know someone who cares for a memory-impaired loved one? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is offering a free support workshop just for them – Caring for the Caregiver – on Wednesday evening, September 28 in Warren. Learn more by downloading the flyer, calling Trista Johnson at 248-559-1147 ext. 3941 or email: johnsont@ccsem.org Learn more about […]

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A Mass for Persons with Special Needs

All are welcome to St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores for the annual Mass for persons with special needs, their caregivers, and loved ones on Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 pm. Bishop Michael Byrnes will be the main celebrant, the annual Special Needs Ministries Recognition Awards will be presented, and a special […]

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Help the Louisiana flood victims – Donate Now!

To provide immediate and ongoing assistance to those affected by the August flooding that inundated 20 parishes (counties) in Louisiana, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is collaborating with local Catholic Charities agencies in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux which are providing disaster assistance to individuals and families. Catholic Charities […]

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Foster Grandparents Needed!

Are you at least 55 years of age with maturity, wisdom, patience and the willingness to help children? Share your life experiences by volunteering as a foster grandparent in Oakland County! Volunteer during the day in local schools and youth facilities. Organized through Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, foster grandparents provide support to children with […]

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Free Senior Expo in Troy – August 24

Learn how to embrace humor to for your mind, body, and spirit at the 2nd annual Senior Living and Learning Seminar on August 24 at the Troy Community Center! Hosted by Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Free parking Free admission Free lunch Door prizes and giveaways The expo will feature a “Laughter Works” talk. Research […]

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A Regional Day of Service Set for October 1

Save the Date and Sign Up for Mercy in Action Service Day on Saturday, October 1, 2016. In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages all to serve people who need help. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is collaborating with parishes, schools, and others to coordinate a regional Day of Service on October 1 to help those […]

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CCSEM Offering Remarriage Workshops

Getting Remarried? Sign up for a July 9 Encore workshop! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, […]

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Caring for the Caregiver

Free “Caring for the Caregiver” workshop on June 13 in St. Clair Shores! Caring for elderly loved ones, the physically frail, and memory impaired can be a full-time job. For many, it is. Caregivers need support and information. Learn about resources for caregivers in southeast Michigan at a free gathering hosted by Catholic Charities of […]

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Help those affected by the Flint water crisis – Donate now!

To provide immediate and ongoing assistance to those affected by contaminated municipal drinking water in Flint, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is collaborating with Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties (CCSGC), which is currently distributing 3,000 cases of water a day. CCSGC is interacting daily with people affected by contaminated drinking water in Flint […]

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Tutors, mentors needed to help Macomb county school kids

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) needs volunteer tutors and mentors 55 years of age and older to help kids in Macomb County schools. No experience is necessary and tasks can be as simple as reading with first graders. CCSEM’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) places adults in a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities. […]

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Low-Cost Counseling Services Available in Macomb County

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has opened a graduate practitioner clinic in Clinton Township with appointments now available for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, as well as families and couples seeking counseling for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavior problems, and other personal challenges. These confidential services are available to […]

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Encore Remarriage Workshops

Considering getting married again? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, Encore remarriage workshops focus on replacing […]

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Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Annual Gala

  “You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”     – The Mad Hatter Enjoy a magical gathering of friends and neighbors amid the whimsy of the Mad Hatter’s world in an evening wonderland of delicious food, great wine, auctions, […]

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Affordable Food Assistance

Deciding between food and medicine? No one should ever have to choose! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a benefit for eligible individuals and families, including seniors. SNAP helps you save on groceries to free up money to pay bills, for medications, and other necessities. Thanks in part to generous support from the Walmart […]

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Share Your Love for Kids in Crisis

Every day and at all hours Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) provides children and teens with basic needs. CCSEM’s Adoption and Foster Care services often receives late night calls that an infant, child, or youth will be removed from a dangerous situation with little more than what they are wearing. CCSEM provides clothing, bedding, […]

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Evangelizing in Christian Service

Evangelizing in Christian Service

Learn from the teachings of St. Paul about evangelization in Christian service at CCSEM’s Christian Service Coordinators’ Association meeting on Tuesday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. All those engaged in ministries of Christian Service are welcome! Three guest speakers will present and answer questions on […]

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Project Hope Mass, Dinner for Life

Join Detroit Archbishop and CCSEM Board President Allen Vigneron as well as seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and prolife activists throughout metro Detroit at the Annual Mass and Dinner for Life at the Seminary on February 6! Kimberly Hahn, Catholic apologist and author, will be the keynote speaker. Mass celebrated by the Archbishop starts […]

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Hispanic Mentor

Mentor a Pontiac-area Youth!

A few hours a month can make a big difference in a young person’s future! Caring adults willing to share some time with children between eight and 14 years of age are needed by the Hispanic Outreach Services program at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Volunteer mentors for these Pontiac-area children should be at […]

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Spelling Bee for Grownups

Enjoy Monroe County police, firefighters, and others competing in the 3rd Annual CCSEM Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 28, at St. Mary Catholic Central High School in Monroe! This uproariously fun competition for adults will include a cash bar, raffles and door prizes. Doors open at 5:30 pm and admission is only $10 each or […]

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Provide Help, Give Hope!

“The works of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are works of mercy. We are an instrument of God’s love and mercy.” The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Detroit As the blessed Christmas season is upon us, thank you for your faithfulness to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan! Your support as a donor helps […]

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Christmas Giving Tree provides year-round help

Join with several parishes, businesses, clubs, and individuals who are helping CCSEM to provide a Merry Christmas to the children and families we serve throughout the year! CCSEM programs serve multiple individuals and families in need year round. Five CCSEM programs and services are targeted for your gifts this Christmas: Refugee Resettlement: CCSEM has resettled […]

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Catholic Charities is on the move in Waterford

Waterford, MI – Sept. 20, 2014 – Providing mental health and substance abuse counseling to residents of the Waterford area for more than 20 years, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is moving to a new location just under a mile from its current office on Highland Road effective Wednesday, October 1. The new office is at […]

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As Iraqi refugees pour in, CCSEM there to help

Clinton Township — Atheel Zora was once asked why refugees keep coming to the United States. “I said there are a lot of reasons why they are leaving their country,” said Zora, a resettlement specialist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s (CCSEM) immigration and refugee services. “If they’re feeling safe, if they feel like there’s a […]

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CCSEM Sees Bright Future Working with Local Parishes, Agencies

Metro Detroit — In 2011, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron had called for the independent social services agencies that were loosely affiliated with the Archdiocese of Detroit to become a single entity, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Three years after that decision, the consolidated agency is growing visibly stronger in its mission to serve Catholics […]

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Supporting Marygrove College's Refugee Initiative

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is ready to provide supportive services to Marygrove College in Detroit, which today announced its commitment to offer shelter, sustenance, and education to children and youth arriving in the United States from Central America. Through its Hispanic Outreach Services, CCSEM staff and volunteers provide English language tutoring, GED classes, […]

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