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CCDBR update for 4/2/2020
Propelled by our Gospel Mission, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has shifted rapidly to respond to the COVID crisis. During these days that couldn’t have been imagined a few months ago, Christ shows us that the incarnation should drive us into this world, not away from it. Love mandates action, especially at times of great need, fear, and uncertainty. And Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has been active. (more…)
What’s next? A flood overwhelms a woman’s home in Bayou Pigeon
The stench of wet wood and mold, cooked under the Louisiana sun, smothers you as you walk into Janet Derrick’s house. The floors remain wet a few days after a dam broke in Iberville Parish. The flooring gives way under each step. After delivering a meal, we asked Janet: “What else do you need?”
Meet Mr. Louis Gibson, Joseph Homes Graduate!
Joseph Homes is the first step to rebuilding the lives of homeless men recently released from prison. Joseph Homes provides short-term housing in a private, clean, efficiency apartment, food, clothing, and referrals for healthcare, mental health counseling, as well as support group meeting for ex-offenders. (more…)