All Saints Outreach News
Neighbors served - 241
Households served - 83
Summer Food Program
Children served - 61
Families served – 22
Rent Assistance - 17
Utilities Assistance - 8
Why do you support All Saints Community Services?
“I think back to my childhood where we didn’t have much. We were pretty poor. I thought to myself if there was ever a way for me to reach out and help make someone’s life easier than I would want to do that. It’s what we are called to do. I don’t know how we can not do it. I gain from it more than I ever give. What I do makes such a small difference to someone, but it makes a huge difference to me.” - Susan Clary, Member of Servants of St. Teresa
If you or someone you know is experiencing financial difficulties, please call our office at 253-848-2000.
We have access to fairly dry cut, split and stacked cord wood. We even have someone to help load it. If you know of anyone needing wood for heat, please call Nancy at 253-350-4360.
Model of Mercy
Self-Care During the Pandemic
Facing Anxiety and Stress
Problem: We are all experiencing a collective trauma. There is so much unknown economically, socially, health wise that people are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. We are either more anxiety prone or depressive prone.
Focus Areas of Support for Anxiety
1. Excessive worries more days than not, consistent insomnia, intrusive fears, ongoing feelings on impending doom, occurrence of panic attacks, consistently keyed up or agitated, recurrent thoughts of death.
2. Access social support (contact your people everyday)
3. Limit intake of news media (once a day or week for same scheduled time) – wasted time, major distraction/focus, and anxiety
4. Create a “protect your peace plan” (example: nap, bath, comforting book, poems, peaceful music, bake, disengage from social media)
5. Increase self-care activities
6. Exercise: super helpful
7. Implement a healthy sleep routine (effects adrenaline in body): lights out same time every night, out of bed same time every morning
8. Seek professional help when necessary (Counselor/Doctor)
(Source: "Self-Care During the Pandemic" by Emily De La Torre, a nationally board-certified, licensed Catholic mental health counselor, who specializes in marriage and family therapy. Read more at https://allsaintsparish.com/home/online-connections "Life's Challenges During a Pandemic")
Find more resources for Self Care here.
The Three “C”s for Supporting Individuals When They are Distressed
Click on the link to read more from this article by Diane T. Goyette.
Area Volunteer Opportunities
Eucharistic Visits to the Homebound
If you are interested in volunteering in this rewarding ministry, please contact Morningstar at email@example.com.
All Saints Delivery Food Bank
Drivers needed for afternoon and evening shifts. Some heavy lifting and a background check are required. Contact Morningstar for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis House
Client Intake Specialist/Friday 6:15-8:00 PM - Complete our Friday team of 3. Our client intake specialists conduct new client registration and annual client renewal interviews. They are a client’s first impression of St. Francis House and their ongoing touchstone. Most clients remember who registered them and who has conducted their renewals. You’ll often hear clients saying “Hi!” to their intake specialist by name. We train and shadow until the new volunteer is comfortable to go solo.
Access Database Troubleshooter-Creator/As Needed - We are looking for an additional volunteer with Access database knowledge to help out on an on-call basis. This person will work with our current volunteer database creator and Laura, our Director of Programs .
Receptionist/Monday 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM - Our receptionists answers the phone, direct calls and takes messages, greets and directs visitors, and assists with administrative projects.
Receptionist/Tuesday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM - Same duties as Monday.
Aid Needed in Lebanon
Along with Caritas Lebanon, Catholic Relief Services is distributing emergency supplies, clearing rubble, and preparing medical and mental health teams for dispatch. When you give, you provide critical and immediate relief to the most vulnerable: hot meals, safe shelter, medication, hygiene kits and clean water. Your gift also helps ensure that mobile medical units and trauma support are available for those who need it most. Your prayers and support are urgently needed. Please give generously and donate to help families affected by the explosion in Beirut. Visit www.crs.org for more information.