Please note this event has passed. It took place on Monday, March 12, 2018, at St. Catherine University, Saint Paul.

Discussion Question: How do we support young mothers and their children in crisis break the cycle of poverty?

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Catholic Spirit Article

Panel discusses helping mothers, children break the cycle of poverty

By: Matthew Davis

A single parent, Maria Sinchi, 26, didn’t know how much support the Church offers single mothers and children through various nonprofits.

“It’s really nice and empowering and just encouraging to us to know that these resources are available,” said Sinchi, a parishioner of St. Stephen in Minneapolis. “It’s really cool what these women are doing.”

Sinchi and more than 90 other people heard from five female panelists March 12 about how their nonprofits help mothers and children out of poverty. The forum, hosted by the Catholic Community Foundation, was the third event in its Giving Insights series exploring different ministries and organizations that Catholic philanthropy can impact.

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Moderator & Panelists

ReBecca Koenig Roloff
St. Catherine University
Gloria Perez
President and CEO
Jeremiah Program
Joan Demeules
Access and Success, St. Catherine University
Nancy Utoft
Executive Director
Abria Pregnancy Resources
Julie Kelley
Executive Director
Haven Housing
Lucy Zanders
Executive Director
Theresa Living Center