St. Vincent Catholic Charities plans for sustainable future, continued hiring

A beacon in the community since 1948, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) has provided countless Lansing residents with services to help transform their lives for the better. “The combined expertise of our staff and the investment of our community is an essential part of empowering children and families, fostering housing stability, enhancing quality of life and advancing community health for the Greater Lansing Area,” says Community Relations and Marketing Director, Tamra Johnson. 
Services at STVCC include family preservation, adoption, foster care, children’s home, housing services for the homeless, refugee resettlement, immigration law clinic, counseling center, pregnancy counseling, volunteer opportunities and more. With nearly 200 staff members, 50 of whom were hired in 2012, and an eye on growth, STVCC plans to add at least 50 new employees in 2013.
Additionally, STVCC is working to create a system of sustainable funding that will allow them to forecast financial resources 5 years in advance.  Johnson explains: “Our hope is that instead of looking for ways to reduce cost, we can instead focus our efforts on improving services.  We want every child and family who comes to us in crisis to receive the necessary care and support they need.  We also do not want to see one child reach the age of 18 without an established family and a place to call home.  When our children and families are healthy, our community is healthy.”
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