Hi-Lites 2020: Fall

September 2020 · Hi-Lites, Newsletters

75th Anniversary Edition, Board Member Has Nearly 50-year Connection, A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, Fostering is a Life's Work, Reflections with Fr. Bobby, Presidents, Cutting-Edge Research, A Career Noted for Learning, The Saint Francis Foundation

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Mahaksa

The Generosity of Many Supports Saint Francis’ Work

August 2020 · Donor Stories, Hi-Lites, Kansas, Ministry News

It’s difficult to enumerate all of the gifts that have impacted Saint Francis during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful and honored by community support that makes it possible for us to continue to provide the best, most supportive care for children and families. For instance, McCormick Distillery, like many distilleries, switched their production, and then donated 15 gallons of hand sanitizer. Great Plains Manufacturing in Salina also donated hand sanitizer.

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Care Portal Meets Urgent Needs During Crisis

July 2020 · Foster Care / Adoption, Hi-Lites, Ministry News

Headed for an appointment across town with two little children in the back seat, the last thing Carolyn needed was car trouble. Yet, that’s what she got. Ever since she volunteered to provide kinship care to her 3- and 4-year-old relatives, she’d relied on that car to transport them to doctor appointments, visitations, and case management meetings. Now she had no vehicle. And though she works full-time, the repair costs were way beyond her means. She relayed her predicament to her Saint Francis case worker, who submitted a needs request to CarePortal, and within hours a local church stepped up to pay for Carolyn’s car repairs.

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Woman on porch with hand-sewn masks

85-year-old woman sews 1,400 masks, supports Saint Francis

July 2020 · Donor Stories, Hi-Lites, Ministry News, Nebraska

Darlene Miller will be 85 years old in August. She has spent much of the last few months of her 84th year tucked in behind her sewing machine, making more than 1,300 masks for the Grand Island, Nebraska, community where she lives. In fact, her masks have been shipped throughout the state, and some landed at Saint Francis offices where they were gratefully received for children, families, and employees.

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crisis response fund

Support for Urgent Services Needed

July 2020 · Coronavirus, Foster Care / Adoption, Hi-Lites, Ministry News

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented shift in how Saint Francis Ministries approaches the services we provide for children and families. Impacts from the pandemic unfolded over several months in the communities where Saint Francis works, and the organization expects to see long-term challenges. With an initial focus on supporting staff and clients in staying safe and healthy, Saint Francis has begun to develop new ways of serving children and families.

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Hi-Lites 2020: Winter

March 2020 · Hi-Lites, Newsletters

Nebraska and Texas expand, Guatemala Partnership, All You Need is Love, New Collaboration, Love is What Drives Them, Transitioning Family First, Borderlands Conversation, A Place to be Still, New Adult Program

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Hi-Lites 2019: Fall

October 2019 · Hi-Lites, Newsletters

Social Justice Program, Foster Family of the Year, HOPES Project, Moran staff visits The Mount, Texas & Nebraska News, U.N. Designation, KidzKamp, World Refugee Day, Employee Spotlight. Hi-Lites 2019 Fall edition is available for download.

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