Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County steps in to aid homeless parents

Baby seen as sign of hope and a chance for redemption, but shelter told couple it didn't allow children and the couple needed to leave after the baby was born; Catholic Charities: "It sounded a lot like the Holy family”

Ricardo Lopez calls her the “miracle baby.” Born to homeless parents sleeping in a temporary church shelter, Serenity Michelle’s future looked grim. The church shelter didn’t allow babies, and her parents, Lopez and Bernadette Ortiz, feared the birth of their child would mean living on the streets again. But their story, an example of the poverty that exists in the shadows of … [Read more...]

Orange County Catholics lobby Board of Supervisors

Successful effort leads to vote in favor of new shelter for the homeless in Anaheim

The following comes from a Diocese of Orange post: OC’s homeless had an advocate [on November 17] as dozens of Catholics gathered in front of the Orange County Hall of Administration in Santa Ana, a show of support for the proposed Kraemer Multi-Service Center. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a special board meeting on the subject, approved by a vote of 5-0 the … [Read more...]