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Making Christmas merrier for homeless familiesDebbie Rambo

As the holidays approach, the needs of so many in our community come into heightened focus. Now more than any other time of year, we are called to embrace the spirit of giving. While many of us are able ...

Working to overcome the 'globalization of indifference' Debbie Rambo

The Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to its official close on Sunday, Nov. 20. Here at Catholic Charities we have been witness to the many, many ways in which our community has lived out Pope Francis' call ...

Friends feeding Families campaignDebbie Rambo

Recently released census data that shows that poverty in the United States has declined for the first time since 2007, down 1.2 percentage points in 2015 from 2014. The census data also notes that real ...

Supporting the challenges faced by 'grandfamilies' Debbie Rambo

Earlier this month, we observed National Grandparents Day -- a day to recognize and celebrate the very special relationship and unconditional love that is shared by grandparents and their grandchildren. Sadly, ...

The Rodman Ride for KidsDebbie Rambo

With our nation's presidential election heating up this summer, advocates for every candidate have ramped up their rhetoric; bringing attention to public concerns of all kinds. While each issue being ...

Catholic Charities Teen Center changes young people's lives Debbie Rambo

How ironic, that just a short few hours after Boston Police Commissioner William Evans spoke with business and civic leaders at a breakfast meeting in support of the Catholic Charities Teen Center at ...

Hunger ChoppedDebbie Rambo

Recently, Pew Research released their data about the shrinking middle class in Massachusetts. Pew, that defines middle-income households as those having three people and an annual income between about ...

Celebrating our volunteers Debbie Rambo

April is National Volunteer Month, and in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we at Catholic Charities have many, many examples of the ways in which our volunteers have shown mercy to some of their neediest neighbors. From ...