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Catholic Social Services faces a surge in demand

CSS launches $2.6 million Sign of Hope campaign to meet the needs of vulnerable Albertans. 

  • 22 September 2022
  • Author: Laura Ruddock
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Catholic Social Services faces a surge in demand

Catholic Social Services’ staff face unprecedented demands for assistance as they face crises both locally and international. In just one area of the agency’s work, refugee resettlement, over the past year, CSS has resettled more than 800 Afghan refugees, and supported hundreds of Ukrainian Nationals across central Alberta. This is in addition to the agency’s typical refugee caseload, which involves resettling as many as 900 government assisted and privately sponsored refugees each year, from across the globe.  

Christmas celebrations were a whole lot different for Mu Go and Moo Aua Go.

  • 4 January 2021
  • Author: Webmonton
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Christmas celebrations were a whole lot different for Mu Go and Moo Aua Go.

Christmas celebrations were a whole lot different in the refugee camp Mu Go and Moo Aua Go lived in for most of their lives. In fact, there was very little cause to celebrate at all. Access to food, health care, and education was scarce, and without these basic necessities, the siblings suffered. Their teenage brother, Sa Nay, was severely physically disabled and could not walk, and had medical needs that went untreated. His only chance was resettlement in another country.

Catholic Social Services cares for vulnerable women during "shadow pandemic"

  • 25 November 2020
  • Author: CSS Admin
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Catholic Social Services cares for vulnerable women during "shadow pandemic"

Domestic abuse has been referred to as COVID-19's "shadow pandemic." How has Catholic Social Services responded to the increased need for support? Watch Global's Trending to find out.

For Agnes, Hope Starts Here

  • 16 November 2020
  • Author: CSS Admin
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For Agnes, Hope Starts Here

When our team found Agnes, her cupboards were empty, she had no medication to manage her illnesses, and no phone to call for the help she so desperately needed. 

For Ruth, Hope Starts Here

  • 13 November 2020
  • Author: CSS Admin
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For Ruth, Hope Starts Here

We know that COVID-19 will drive rates of domestic violence and increase the rates of homelessness for at-risk women and their children. 

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