April 20, 2012 at 03:35pm
We are beginning a new series in our newsletters and on our blog where we will spotlight a different service organization with whom we partner at Franciscan Community Volunteers. We will share the great mission and vision of the organization, as well as the wonderful work done by our FCV volunteer. Welcome to our first spotlight on Brandon and the St. Cloud Children’s Home.
The St. Cloud Children’s Home (SCCH) is an adolescent treatment center for at-risk youth from many different cultures and between the ages of eight years and 18 years. Their treatment includes academics; individual, group and family therapy; recreational therapy; vocational guidance; and spiritual development. The SCCH is a ministry of St. Cloud Catholic Charities. The mission of the Catholic Charities Children’s Residential Services, including SCCH, is to foster and promote services for children and families to enhance their growth and development.
The Franciscan Community Volunteer is responsible for providing and/ or coordinating various Clinical Support activities in conjunction with the Youth Ministry and Experiential Learning programs. Brandon, our current volunteer at SCCH, has been organizing the Special Friends program, bringing youth to church services on Sunday, coordinating service activities for the youth, and much more. Brandon says, “My work here at the St. Cloud Children’s Home has given me a renewed sense of purpose. It allows me to work for the greater good and contribute to a community. One such project in the works is a time capsule that is aimed to preserve the history of the Children’s Home.”
To learn more about the St. Cloud Children’s Home and their incredible work in the community, visit http://www.ccstcloud.org/SCCH.
October 4, 2012 at 08:45pm