Posts in Stella Maris Center
Restoring Hope

Pope Francis speaks frequently about his concern for the marginalized and encourages us to give more of our attention to their needs. In November 2014, the media once again was buzzing about his newest idea - adding showers to the restrooms in St. Peter’s Square, a suggestion from a homeless man who said that finding food was not as difficult as finding a place to get clean. Many people have rallied around his initiative and called for similar ideas to be implemented in their communities. Catholic Services of Acadiana responded to a similar need in Acadiana three years ago. 

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Catholic Services of Acadiana 2014 Annual Meeting

On June 27, 2014, volunteers, donors, and staff gathered at Cafe Vermilionville to celebrate another year of compassionate service at the Catholic Services of Acadiana Annual Meeting. Through the adoption of nationally recognized, evidence based solutions, we are focusing our programs towards ending chronic homelessness in Acadiana and offering essential human services that preserve and enhance the lives of people experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness here in Acadiana. At the Annual Meeting, we announced that Catholic Services of Acadiana had recently changed names from Lafayette Catholic Service Centers to better reflect the regional reach of our programs and the people we serve. Executive Director, Kimberly Boudreaux shared: 

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