At Catholic Social Services we have been sharing and listening to each other’s stories about the challenging times we are facing together in our country surrounding grief and injustice because of recent acts of violence.
We have been reading literature, sharing information, and discussing experiences to help us formulate how we can meaningfully build upon our current mission, core values, and Catholic social teachings. We believe this work will allow us to fortify processes that continue to promote conscious decisions and actions that are inclusive, respectful, and loving of all our stakeholders – our clients, employees, and the community that we support and that supports us.
The work of Catholic Social Services is the work of the Catholic Church, which unequivocally denounces racism, discrimination, injustice, and violence in all forms. Inherent to our mission is defending and caring for the oppressed, marginalized, and forgotten within our community, promoting the dignity and value of every individual and respecting our shared humanity. Our unwavering commitment to these core values remains strong in the face of increasing injustice. As a social service agency, we will continue to be a learning organization that strives to live and promote the Gospel message of equality and justice, with the dignity and love of neighbor that is the foundation of our Catholic social teachings.
“When you know better, you do better." -- Maya Angelou
Our mission drives everything we do at Catholic Social Services, as we strive to work side by side with our employees, donors, volunteers, and community partners to love, serve, and continually uplift our brothers and sisters in need. This is hopeful work, and we are honored to share it with you.
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County is a member agency of the Diocese of Lansing Catholic Charities.
"The mission of Catholic Charities is the work of the Catholic Church,
to share the love of Christ by performing the
corporal and spiritual works of mercy."
As a member of our community, we believe our work attains the greatest benefit when we join with our neighbors and colleagues to create a responsive, compassionate society where all are valued, honored and have the opportunity to thrive.
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