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Empowering a Family to Grow and Succeed

Jennifer Schmidt, a mother of three, sought help from Catholic Charities Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program, an intensive, family-focused intervention serving families of delinquent youth, when her eldest son, Andrew, 13, became physically and verbally abusive toward his two younger sisters and also started skipping school.
Friday, April 25, 2014/Author: Stephanie Hamm/Number of views (332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Winning with WAGEES

When Tanysha was 17, she became pregnant with her first child and dropped out of school. At the time she had a job to support herself and young daughter, but when she became pregnant with her second child, she no longer worked. . She found herself feeling lost: no job, no education, and with two young children Tanysha needed to think about the future for herself and family.
Monday, March 31, 2014/Author: Stephanie Hamm/Number of views (384)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Growing in the Right Direction

When she was growing up, Mary Douglas’ life lacked the structure she needed to evolve into an independent, well-adjusted person. Without that structure, she found herself mixing with the wrong crowd. Being out late at night, drinking and even fighting became her lifestyle. She continually skipped class and ran away from home. It got to the point where Mary was placed in Erie County’s Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS) program.

Thursday, February 13, 2014/Author: Rose Caldwell/Number of views (506)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Helping a Family Start Afresh

For the longest time, Addie felt helpless as she watched her daughter begin to make poor decisions. Her daughter, 15, engaged in cutting, drugs and promiscuity. No matter how hard she tried, she could not prevent her daughter from making undesirable choices and that left her and her husband, Jason, feeling as if they had failed as parents. Just when it had seemed that all was lost, her daughter’s counselor suggested Catholic Charities’ Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program.

Thursday, February 13, 2014/Author: Rose Caldwell/Number of views (530)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Extending Generosity and Compassion

Catholic Charities' staff across the eight counties provides various professional services that benefit many people. The following are examples of the generosity and compassion offered to three families in Niagara County. Their names have been changed to protect their privacy.

Thursday, February 13, 2014/Author: Rose Caldwell/Number of views (576)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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