Baton Rouge--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be able to help up to 400 additional families in south central Louisiana rebuild their homes and lives disrupted by the floodwaters of Hurricane Isaac.
The agency was selected as the Hurricane Isaac disaster case management provider for area residents through a contract administered by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) and The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and funded by FEMA.
Free help available to gain Citizenship
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, qualified Legal Permanent Residents interested in United States citizenship can get the help they need from Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services at Pathways to Citizenship Day event. The event is free and is set from 9:00 to 4:00 at Catholic Charities, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA. Like all of Catholic Charities services, the workshop is open to people of all faiths throughout the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. This annual event is encourages hard working legal residents to become U.S. citizens involved in our political process.
Experienced immigration attorneys and law school students will be on hand to review citizenship documents and assist with the application, including completing the process. At workshops throughout the day, participants can take practice for the various citizenship tests administered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including English proficiency, American history, and oral interviews.
CCDBR David Aguillard and CSO Dr. Melanie Verges honored for Creativity and Spirit
Baltimore, MD— David Aguillard, Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge(CCDBR) Executive Director, and Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Melanie Verges received a 2013 CRS Rice Bowl Award for their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of global hunger and educating Catholics in the United States about their brothers and sisters locally and in the developing world.
They were selected based on the creativity and enthusiasm with which they promoted the CRS-sponsored program in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The award was presented at the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gather in Washington DC on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of CRS Rice Bowl for Lent 2013.