By Sister Michele Intravia

Each year during the Christmas season, Catholic Charities sponsors families in need. Our Sister Visitor Center staff and volunteers work to provide these families not only with necessities like food, clothing and toiletries, but also with toys, games and books to help create a joyful holiday in a household struggling to make ends meet.

I’d like to share the story of one such family, whose experience exemplifies our mission to strengthen, restore hope and provide a sense of security for those we serve.

Last year, a mother of three young children came to Sister Visitor Center to get assistance with her LG&E bill. The woman was moving into a new apartment, where she and her family were seeking a fresh start. She needed to transfer her LG&E account to the new address, but that wasn’t possible until she paid off an outstanding balance — something she could not afford to do. We provided emergency assistance that enabled her to pay the bill and get her family settled in their new home. Read more >