Creating a Stronger Tomorrow

In a world that changes by the minute, fundamental human needs remain the same. The Sister Visitor Center, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1969, has been a beacon of hope, providing the essentials of life to those on the brink of despair.

Sister Paris Slapikas is doing amazing work at the Sister Visitor Center to ensure no one has to face the problems of maintaining safe home alone. But she needs your help.

A beacon of hope and compassion at the Catholic Charities of Louisville’s Sister Visitor Center, tirelessly working to uplift and support those in need.

Despite our rapidly changing world, the essentials people need remain constant: housing, food, and community. West Louisvillians unable to meet these needs have a place to turn: the Sister Visitor Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Louisville.

Sister Paris Slapikas and her incredible staff and volunteers ensure no one must face these problems alone. But to continue carrying out this vital ministry, Sister Paris and Catholic Charities need your help.

Founded by a group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1969, the Sister Visitor Center follows the teachings of Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and give shelter to the homeless. Operating in one of the poorest parts of Louisville, SVC’s food pantry, financial assistance program, and comprehensive case management both help and provide hope to the needy.

The life-altering work of Sister Visitor Center can be seen in the story of “James,” a man who found himself at a dangerous crossroads following a minor stroke. After years of living on the streets and grappling with alcohol dependency, physical ailments, and mental health issues, “James” was unsure of his future. Thanks to the case management services offered at Sister Visitor Center, “James” now holds down a part-time job, meets his rent, and remains steadfast on his three-year recovery journey. Staff members attest to the joyful change in his spirit and countenance.

You have likely noticed the sharp increase in homelessness. Sister Visitor Center faces a 47% increase in clients’ need for financial assistance to cover rent and utilities. This means that Sister Paris and her staff find it difficult to help everyone needing assistance to avoid eviction and thus homelessness.

Individuals and families should not have to choose between paying their bills and buying food. Sister Paris and her staff and volunteers help families meet their nutritional needs through their choice food pantry. Looking and feeling like a grocery store, the food pantry returns dignity to the Center’s clients by giving them choices along with nutritional guidelines.

Now more than ever West Louisville needs help and hope, but Sister Visitor Center and Catholic Charities can’t do this work alone! We know that wherever the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are, there is hope. Sister Paris is dedicated to the SCN’s mission of helping their neighbors, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Will you help Sister Paris and Catholic Charities to continue this critical work in West Louisville? Together, we can create a more equitable society where all have their needs met. Together, we can support the struggling and uplift the downtrodden.

Please donate to this work. Together, we are creating a stronger tomorrow.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth thank you for your consideration. May God bless you for your kindness and support.

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