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Laura Nino

Responding to heightened anxiety within nearby communities, Catholic Charities of Southeastern Ohio created “Protect Your Neighbor” to help everyone feel more safe.

Mother and child in a field (stock photo)
Leya Speasmaker and Brian Tierney

A central fixture in how American culture honors families, Mother’s Day is often a time when parishioners come together as one and celebrate their different customs and traditions.

 
Leya Speasmaker

Residents in South Bend, Indiana, now have access to the South Bend Community Resident Card, a new community ID available for those with no other forms of legal identification.

 
Leya Speasmaker

Located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, the 35-foot high Positivi-Tree towers above the crowd, filled with brightly colored umbrellas. The artists created the installation with their multicultural community in mind, saying, “Positivi-Tree was designed to represent coming together, feeling safe as well as friendship, unity and inclusivity.

 
Leya Speasmaker

At the start of 2015, John Cranley, the Mayor of Cincinnati, made public his commitment to make Cincinnati the most immigrant friendly city in the United States. He assembled a taskforce that wrote a plan to make Cincinnati more welcoming for all. A community ID was chosen as a priority initiative. The ID is set to be distributed in the first quarter of 2016. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio (CCSWOH), and in particular, Ms. Alisa Berry, Chief Operating Officer, have been instrumental in making this goal a reality.