Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offers these tips for helping after disaster
Baton Rouge—After any disaster, the phones at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) start ringing. The staff at the agency brace for the calls from people wanting to help as news of the destruction unfolds.
“We aren’t surprised that people in Louisiana want to help” said David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director. “The people of South Louisiana are traditionally known for being some of the most generous in the country. Since the outpouring of support for the state after Hurricane Katrina, that tradition grew even stronger.”
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm
The Catholic Life Center
1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA
All are welcome to a panel discussion hosted by The Diocesan Racial Harmony Commission. We will take a look at the Immigration Crisis from several standpoints with a variety of panelists. We will SEE the facts of the current reality and how policy is affecting individuals and families. We will JUDGE the reality through the lenses of Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, and Social Sciences. Finally, we will discuss what ACTions can a citizen take and how should we as the Church respond. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Baton Rouge--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is offering a day of free legal assistance to help qualified legal residents become U.S. citizens on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its main office at 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA. Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will review citizenship documents and offer assistance with applications.
“Becoming a citizen can be an intimidating process,” said David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director.
Baton Rouge, LA--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) was recognized nationally for its work with immigrants as the recipient of the 2018 Midsouth Pro Bono Champion Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
AILA praised the agency for “tirelessly fulfilling its mission of ‘welcoming the stranger’ for decades.” With a staff comprised of immigration attorneys, paralegals, and Department of Justice Accredited Representatives, CCDBR provides pro bono and low cost legal representation to individuals with immigration legal needs, and also works within the State’s two primary immigration detention facilities to educate detainees on their rights.