ShareLife office recently held a session for parish committee members. One of the presentations was from Elizabeth
Pierce, Executive Director of Catholic Family Services in Durham. Her message was so compelling that I asked
her for a copy, and present it here, with slight modifications, in its
This evening, I hope to paint a picture
and offer you a glimpse into how ShareLife contributions are a way of living
out the Gospel by providing for those in need.
Catholic Family Services of Durham has been strengthening
the Durham community since 1981. Last
year, we supported 2700 people in our community through our counselling
programs. Over half of those clients
served were adult and child victims of domestic violence, and the other half
were people needing family, couple and individual therapy in response to a wide
variety of presenting problems.
funds Catholic Family Services receives from ShareLife enable us to offer these
therapeutic services to our community. We could not do what we do without ShareLife. In fact, every single counselling program
that we offer at our agency receives financial support from the ShareLife
1987 Kathy Steele wrote a poem called “Sitting with a Shattered Soul” which captures
the work that our therapists do with our clients every day, that I would like
to read for you this evening:
ShareLife Golf Tournament!
This year on Monday, June 5th, we gather at Markland Wood Golf Club for our annual ShareLife Corporate Golf Tournament in support of the social service agencies funded by ShareLife. For further information, contact the ShareLife office at 416-934-3411, or click here
As we look back over our past year, it was one of remarkable corporate generosity. We deeply appreciate those who chose ShareLife as their way of making a difference in the lives of the marginalized in our community!
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