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A YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 Annual Report

DEAR FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS— Thank you for being a part of Catholic Charities West Michigan’s vision this year, to provide help and create hope in our communities. When reflecting on our programs, I am proud and thankful to have the support of so many amazing staff and volunteers. I am also happy to see the innovative projects that we have developed, like our new food

Chris Slater, CEO

truck “God’s Roamin’ Kitchen,” to reach more hungry and marginalized people throughout Western and Northern Michigan. I hope, in viewing this annual report, that you will see the impact we are making, the depth of services that we are providing, and how we are stewarding


our resources carefully to help those most in need.

Kelli Smith, Chair

Looking forward, we are also embarking on new initiatives to keep

Mike Brown, Treasurer

Catholic Social Teaching at the cornerstone of our agency. As a staff,

Joan Bowersox, Secretary

we have started a new agency-wide book-read of Brandon Vogt’s

Fr. Matthew Barnum

“Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.” From the

James S. Brady

book, there is one saint in particular that I feel speaks to our mission:

Mary Brandon

BL. Pier Giorgio Frassati, who often demonstrated the need for holistic

Russ Daniel

charity. Frassati knew that true charity meant serving the whole person and not just their material needs, like food and clothing, but to offer personal care by listening to them and offering encouragement.

Paul Kuiper, Vice Chair

Conor Dugan Brad Fowler Brad Mathis Laina Mills Jennifer Van Horn-Pfeiffelmann

This is our goal at Catholic Charities, working each day to not only feed

Janet Veldhouse

the hungry through our God’s Kitchen food and pantry programs, but to also offer counseling support to more than 5,300 individuals, foster


care to 300 children a day, and family preservation services to 2,100

David Harris

families each year. We do the community-building work of listening to

Dan Lupo

and understanding each person in each encounter. We walk with our clients and patrons as they move towards happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. And, in celebrating this shared journey, our community becomes more vibrant and thriving. I hope that when you read the pages of this report, you will see the impact that we are making to heal the whole person and improve our community as a whole. Thank you for your sustaining support of our mission and entrusting us to do this vital ministry. Sincerely,

Chris Slater Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities West Michigan

“I suffer from long-term trauma and when I came to Judy (CCWM therapist), I was 400 lbs. and my self-esteem was very low. With her support, I have lost a lot of weight, have kept my head up, and now I advocate for children in the community.�

- Michele

COMMUNITY IMPACT Below is a snapshot of the impact and partnerships that Catholic Charities had in 2018, throughout West Michigan. To learn more about our specific programs, please visit ccwestmi.org or call 616.551.5659.

CCWM’s Programs Provided Help & Created Hope for 29,000 Individuals

8,000 Volunteers Gave 386,400 Hours of Their Time to CCWM’s Mission

1,860 Clients were Led Through Substance Use Disorder Treatment

CCWM was Supported by Over 2,000 Churches, Individuals, & Businesses

More than 1,500 CASA House Visits for Families Working to Reunify

We Reached 22 Counties Through Our 10 Locations

TRAVERSE CITY (16 staff) LUDINGTON (6 staff) BIG RAPIDS (7 staff) WHITE CLOUD (9 staff) MUSKEGON (74 staff) STANTON (5 staff) GRAND RAPIDS - Jefferson Ave. (127 staff) - Cathedral Square (4 staff) - God’s Kitchen (6 staff) IONIA (5 staff) HOLLAND (12 staff) KALAMAZOO (1 staff)

CHILD WELFARE This year, we... Cared For 300 Foster Children Each Day Placed 56 Children in Loving Homes through Adoption Administered 630 Pregnancy Counseling Sessions

COMMUNITY OUTREACH This year, we... Served 150,000 Free Hot Meals to The Hungry Provided Baby and Toddler Goods for 2,600 Families Helped 450 Adults & Children, through our Work with 100 Senior Corps Volunteers

FINANCES Transparency in Catholic Charities West Michigan’s finances is very important to us. On these two pages, you will find assets, liabilities, and net assets as well as the breakdown of our revenue and expenses.

Assets 2018 2017 Cash $2,110,220 $1,946,111 Restricted Cash 233,690 397,022 Accounts Receivable 1,265,650 1,554,503 Promises to Give 811,813 795,999 Prepaid Expenses 234,750 199,924 Property and Equipment 3,309,170 3,301,34 Beneficial Interest in Assets 386,558 311,543

Total $8,351,851 $8,506,447

Liabilities Accounts Payable $128,774 $178,885 Accrued Liabilities 1,235,947 1,209,591 (Compensation, Wages, Fees, Other)

Funds Managed for Others



Total $1,598,411 $1,785,498

Net Assets Unrestricted $5,216,592 $5,127,494 Temporarily Restricted 1,150,290 1,281,912 Permanently Restricted 386,558 311,543 Total



Liabilities & Net Assets Total $8,351,851 $8,506,447


United Way

Chart Title


Beneficial Interest Held by Others


Program Service Fees

Community Support/ Events/Other

4% Catholic Services Appeal 7%

Private Contributions

83% State & Federal Reimbursements








EXPENSES 9% Food and Pantry Programs



Fund Development and Marketing

34% Family Preservation Program

Counseling and Treatment

34% Foster Care/Adoption 35 % Foster Care / Adoption

11% Administration

11% Administration

10% Counseling and Treatment

9% Food and Pantry Programs

2% Fund Development and Mark

34% Family Preservation and Support Programs

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH This year, we... Counseled more than 5,300 Individuals Provided Opportunities for Post-Abortion Healing to 52 Men and Women Facilitated Substance Use Disorder Treatment for 720 Prisoners

FAMILY PRESERVATION This year, we... Provided Direction and Support to 2,300 Families Educated 286 Youth on the Value of Abstinence Gave 297 New Parents Free Resources, in Voluntary Assistance Programs

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Raising Hope Dinner The Raising Hope Dinner at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park welcomed over 400 guests, who heard powerful stories of impact from our key note speaker Ginger Zee and from clients in our behavioral health programs. The event raised more than $115,000 and hosted music by Roger McNaughton as well as delicious food and drinks from the Gilmore Collection.

Soup’s On! The Soup’s On For All and Soup’s On Along the Lakeshore events hosted more than 1,000 attendees. The events raised over $115,000 for Catholic Charities West Michigan’s food and pantry programs and the proceeds helped feed thousands of people in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties. Thank you to those who helped out, volunteered, or attended the events!

Let’s Go To Bat For Kids The Let’s Go To Bat For Kids softball game at Fifth Third Ballpark welcomed 4,000 attendees and raised more than $50,000 for Catholic Charities’ foster care and adoption programs. This free event featured a lively game between the priests, deacons and semenarians of the Diocese of Grand Rapids and local media members.

New in 2018, we hosted a MVP Competition at Let’s Go to Bat, to see who could raise the most money for our foster care and adoption programs. The competition raised an extra $11,400 and Father Stephen Durkee took home the trophy!

THANK YOU! With humble gratitude, the staff and board of Catholic Charities West Michigan thanks you for your support of our mission and vision this year! Each day, we work to feed the hungry, counsel those who struggle, and build strong families through our over 35 programs. In this annual report, we hope that the contents were not just informative but are also affirming of your support for our work, which is unparalleled in its efforts to bring the mercy and love of Christ to everyone it serves.

How To Help Donate


We are sustained by the generosity of our

Our volunteers are an army of selfless

donors who join us in working to love, to

people who lend their time and talents so

serve, and to teach our neighbors in need.

that others’ lives can be improved.

For information about how to help, call

For information about how you can help,

616.551.5663 or visit ccwestmi.org/donate.

email hsalas@ccwestmi.org.

How To Contact Catholic Charities West Michigan Administration - 40 Jefferson Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 For a full list of locations and contact information, visit ccwestmi.org/locations.

Philanthropy Team Working to gather support and expand our mission through fundraising, marketing, communications, and special events. With questions or to become more involved, please contact our staff members below. Bethany Stowe | Director of Fundraising and Events | bstowe@ccwestmi.org Phil Meade | Marketing and Communications Manager | pmeade@ccwestmi.org Karol Maurer | Fundraising and Events Coordinator | kmaurer@ccwestmi.org

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2018 Annual Report | Catholic Charities West Michigan  

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