Volunteer Mentors Needed-Make a difference
Catholic Charities is kicking off its Emmaus Project on April 3, 2018! The Emmaus Project is a one-to-one adult mentoring program for at-risk employees of local businesses.
Did you know that almost 40% of new employees in manufacturing/labor industries in the Evansville area quit or lose their jobs within the first 30 days of employment?
You can help turn the tide! Mentoring is an intense volunteer activity. We are looking for twenty individuals to commit to mentoring at-risk employees (young parents, those not holding a high school diploma, or with incarceration histories) so that they keep their jobs and are able to sustain themselves and their families. Training will be held in early March.
LINK TO MENTOR PAGE
Need Help Coping?
What would you pay for a good counseling session? $19.71. That’s the average fee paid by counseling clients for a one-hour session with a Catholic Charities Licensed Social Worker. Three counselors serve hundreds of individuals, couples and families each year in Evansville, Jasper, and Vincennes.
The goal? Ease client stress; facilitate client growth to a place of positive, self-sustaining mental health. Mission accomplished. Average Outcome Rating Scale® scores exceeded national averages.
Call 812.423.5456 for an appointment at any of our three locations.
Meet the Board
Catholic Charities Advisory Board meets bimonthly. Meet the members of the board here.
Welborn Baptist Foundation Awards Grant to Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities received a two-year, $60,000 grant from the Welborn Baptist Foundation to design and implement the Emmaus Project, an adult mentoring program.
Christian mentors will meet one-on-one with at-risk employees of local companies for 18-24 months. The goals of the project include helping at-risk employees maintain sustainable employment and enhancing the faith life of the mentors.
Boots 4 Work Help People Earn
Did you know that an $80.00 pair of steel-toed boots is a common barrier to work in our Southwest Indiana? Each month many individuals in our community turn down employment because they do not have the money to buy the required footwear to start a job. Catholic Charities collaborates with local employers to ensure a person who is offered a job can go to work!
The cost of the boots is approximately $80. The cost of the visit with a social worker who can offer case management and referral while helping with boots is $45.
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