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From Grinch to grin: 5 ways to de-stress during the holidays

  By Dr. Jim Langley, St. Raphael Counseling Baked turkey, fried turkey, or smoked turkey? Can’t decide? Do all three! Black Friday sales, office parties, school plays, Christmas lists, Christmas shopping, Christmas Eve (at your parents), Christmas Day (in-laws this year), and … Christmas bills. You’re overstretched, overwhelmed, and probably overweight too!   But does…

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Volunteer ‘puts love’ into cooking for residents

When Diane Hoffman cooks a meal at the shelter, she puts love into it. Residents at Guadalupe Center Shelter in Greeley have noticed her thoughtful and tasty creations from chicken cordon bleu to meat with cherry balsamic dressing to a stuffed salami and mortadella ham appetizer. “They have told me ‘you cook like we mean something,’” said…

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Mom leaves Marisol with education, self-esteem

Jennifer knew she had to leave California because of a troubled home situation and worries about the safety of her son.  “I was scared, because I had no family here,” said the 47-year-old mom of moving to Colorado.  When their lease was up, she moved them to a hotel. With no job and empty pockets, she needed help…

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Rider battles cancer and pedals for cause

Returning home from the hospital after battling breast cancer left Carolyn Milano deeply grateful, and reflective of others who don’t have a place to call home.  Shortly after a series of surgeries and treatments, Milano decided to join Team Samaritan House for a six-day bicycle tour to raise funds for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  “Each time…

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After cancer diagnosis, senior finds renewed dignity

As this senior fought cancer and struggled with impaired eyesight, Catholic Charities was there to offer help. “I am not afraid of death, but I don’t want to die. Cancer sucks, but I’m a fighter. God does not make mistakes. I’m not broken. …(Catholic Charities) was able to offer all this help and build my…

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Gabriel House Project opens new location in Fort Morgan

When raising a child becomes costly, Gabriel House Project is there to help. Now in Fort Morgan, more mothers and families can access the material and emotional support they need. “We’re very pleased to open this new location to help serve those in need,” said Mimi Eckstein, director. “We don’t ask questions about income level…

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Girl Scout donates cookies to women’s shelter

Six-year-old Ellie brought a special delivery to the Samaritan House Women’s Shelter: 48 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. “Everybody loves cookies,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president of shelter and community, to Ellie and her family. “You’re going to be the reason someone smiles today.” Ellie, a Daisy in the Girl Scouts, gave boxes of delicious…

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Shelter youth told to ‘Look to the horizon’

“Look to the horizon,” said Captain James Zielinski (Captain Jim), as he coached Sabrina while sitting in the United Airlines Flight Simulator. That was the message sent to her and other young residents of Samaritan House shelter as they had the opportunity to soar to new places on March 4. The youth were among the…

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Larry’s Letter: Join Catholic Charities in the fight for life

It’s been 45 years since the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. In that time, we’ve had a non-stop political and cultural battle, with tens of millions of lives lost and damaged. We need to recognize that this is also an economic battle. Look at analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, based on surveys…

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