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5/20/2016 Non-Profit Spotlight
Non-Profit Profile for May 2016 | St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities


This special feature showcases 1si’s non-profit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Non-Profit Member Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership.

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Company Name: St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities
Address: 702 East Market Street
City/State/Zip: New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: 812-949-7305
Website: stecharities.org
Contact Person: Dawn Bennett
Contact Title: Development Director
Contact Email: dbennett@stecharities.org

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: To affirm the dignity of and respect for all human life by assisting individuals and families in need to achieve empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Year established: 1989

Counties/regions serviced: Southern Indiana and Metro Louisville

Focus areas:

• Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana- Licensed Adoption Services for KY & IN
• Maternity Home for pregnant mothers
• Transitional Shelter for parenting and pregnant women
• Affordable Supportive Housing for families facing homelessness
• Mental Health Counseling
• Marie’s Ministry Community Distribution Program
• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Floyd and Washington Counties
• Supported Living Program for adults with developmental delays


Impact in community:
Through our nine social services programs, St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities provides help and creates hope for women, children and families. We serve all without regard for race, religion, gender or nationality. Recognizing the changing needs of those we serve, St. Elizabeth’s has grown and expanded many of our programs.
• We increased housing capacity in our shelters by 300%. Starting with the ability to house 19 women and children at a time eight years ago and we are now able to house 62 women and children.
• Operating one day per month out of a tiny room, Marie’s Ministry provided essential mother/baby items, clothing and household goods to 492 families last year. In November 2015, a 2,500 sq. ft. free standing distribution program for Marie’s Ministry opened. As of March 2016, the program will operate 5 days per month and we expect to serve over 1,000 families this year.
• In 2014 our adoption program, now called Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, merged with Adoption Bridges of Kentucky. We went from placing 2-3 children each year in loving families to an average of over 20 children annually.


Volunteer Opportunities:
• Community Distribution Center Help
• CASA Advocates
• Reception/Clerical Assistants
• Labor Coaches/Mentors/Babysitters
• Special Events
• Maintenance/Landscaping

How 1si members can help your organization:

Upcoming Events/Programs:
April 21, 2016 Giving Hope Changing Lives Gala
July 17, 2016 CASA of Floyd and Washington County Benefit Concert