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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JACKSON, LENAWEE AND HILLSDALE COUNTIES

Providing Help. Creating Hope.

aka Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties   |   Jackson, MI   |  www.catholiccharitiesjlhc.org

Mission

The mission of Catholic Charities of Jackson County is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spirtual works of mercy.

Ruling year info

1946

Executive Director

Mrs. Sue Lewis

Main address

3425 Francis Street

Jackson, MI 49203 USA

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Formerly known as

Catholic Charities of Jackson

Catholic Charities of Lenawee

EIN

38-1818593

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties, our goal is to make our counties healthier, more compassionate communities by empowering individuals with the capacity and the desire to improve their quality of life. Since 1958, we’ve led the battle against the issues that plague so many in our neighborhoods. We provide an array of human services, regardless of faith or ability to pay, welcoming everyone with open arms and open hearts.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling Services

Individual and family counseling

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Provide transportation to medical appointments for seniors who qualify. Transportation is provided by other Seniors in the Jackson area who volunteer with our program.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Provide counseling services for those striving to overcome substance abuse, addiction or recovery.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Incarcerated people

Supply personal care, hygiene items and linens which are donated through our Personal Needs and Linen Closet located in downtown Jackson, MI to those in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Help supply personal hygiene and other items to participating local food pantries for distribution to those they serve.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We offer a full range of foster care services for children removed from their homes. This includes both foster care services and adoption services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We help provide a safe, stable mentoring environment for homeless 17- and 18-year-old youth wishing to graduate.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Provide services for victims of child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse through forensic interviews, crisis counseling, and referral services. Also, serves as central meeting place for multi-disciplinary team investigating incident and providing support for the child and their family.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Children and youth

Grief support through weekly group meetings.

Population(s) Served
Families

Our CTAC is here to promote and guide understanding for families and children who have experienced trauma. We are here to help children recognize what may be going on in their brain and bodies and help them to formulate a positive self-concept for a brighter future. The CTAC provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach. We work with children whose exposure may include sexual abuse, physical abuse, witness to domestic abuse, prenatal exposure to drugs and /or alcohol, and community violence.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor. At Catholic Charities, we carry out that command by providing help and creating hope for spiritually, emotionally, and financially poor individuals and families in our community.

The mission of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Our goal is to give our clients the skills and confidence to lift themselves out of negative situations and become productive members of our community.

All of the services and programs of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties support individuals and families as they gain the skills, knowledge and tools to successfully help themselves out of the challenges they face. We staff masters-level therapists to provide individual, family, and marital therapy in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties. Staff attends ongoing training based on their specialty. Our counselors provide help with personal issues and strategies such as:
Trauma
Play therapy
Domestic violence
Abuse and neglect issues
Treatment of ADHD
Conduct and other behavioral issues
Depression
Anxiety
Personality disorders
Grief and loss issues
Relationship issues
Substance abuse
Self-harmful behavior and more

Catholic Charities’ Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) are impacting our communities in a very positive manner by helping child abuse investigators across all disciplines provide a more comprehensive and coordinated response to child sexual abuse.

At Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties, we offer a full range of foster care services for children removed from their homes. Our foster care program provides a safe and nurturing substitute family until the child is either returned to their parents / guardian or is placed in an alternative placement home. To meet the needs of those foster parents interested in adopting a child, Catholic Charities offers adoption services as well.

Additional services provided include our Senior Transportation program, Roadmap to Graduation, Personal Needs & Linen Closet, Bags of Hope and more.

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties staffs masters-level therapists to provide individual, family, and marital therapy in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties. Our therapists are specialized in many areas from crisis counseling to ongoing therapy, from substance abuse to depression and more. We provide counseling services across our three counties and beyond, including substance abuse counseling in seven prisons across the State.

Our Foster Care and Adoption services offer a full range of foster care services for children removed from their homes. Our foster care program provides a safe and nurturing substitute family until the child is either returned to their parents / guardian or is placed in an alternative placement home. Additionally, our Roadmap to Graduation program helps align homeless high school students with loving mentor homes to guide them through graduation and set them up for success in the future.

Our additional services include our Personal Needs & Linen Closet, Bags of Hope project, and marriage prep classes.

All services are provided without regard to the client's faith or ability to pay.

For over 60 years, our agency has served those in need throughout our communities. In those decades of service, we have adapted, grown, and expanded our services to meet the newly identified or changing needs in our area. With the addition of programs such as our Child Advocacy Centers, we are helping address tragic situations in an effective manner. Whatever the need for human services may be, Catholic Charities is there to guide or aid those who come to us for help. We have become and remain an important resource in Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties.

In the past several years, our Substance Abuse Program have significantly expanded, especially in Lenawee and Jackson Counties. We are actively and directly involved in Drug Court, Sobriety Court, and the Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model in providing substance abuse services.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JACKSON, LENAWEE AND HILLSDALE COUNTIES
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JACKSON, LENAWEE AND HILLSDALE COUNTIES

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Daniel Bishop

Sue Lewis

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties

Terry Sheehan

Brazeway Corporation

Jean Kaisler

no affiliation

Jerard Jarzynka

Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney

Christopher Finch

Stillwell Ford Lincoln

Daniel Bishop

no affiliation

Jim Kasprzak

Diocese of Lansing

Angie Atkin

Brazeway, Inc.

Neysa Stacey

Todd Dahlberg

Eric Bauer

Brian Cytlak

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes