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The Voice of Charity With Monsignor Boland

Tuesdays 9:30-10am | Relevant Radio 950-AM

The Voice of Charity is a radio show hosted by Monsignor Michael Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. The show appears weekly on Relevant Radio, 950AM on Tuesday morning at 9:30AM. Each week, Monsignor Boland takes a look at the issues affecting the needy that Catholic Charities helps to serve throughout Cook and Lake Counties.


Radio Show Podcast

Youth Trauma
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Violence does not only affect those involved; it affects families. Children and youth especially have a difficult time dealing with the trauma of violence in their lives, and it can affect them socially, mentally, and emotionally. Catholic Charities provides individual and family therapy located in Chicago neighborhoods with high crime rates. Monsignor Michael Boland is joined by Hector Rivera, Supervising Therapist and Margaret Monahan, Department Director to discuss Youth Violence Trauma. | Stream

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
For years, Catholic Charities has provided specialized mental health counseling services including In-Home Behavioral Health and Addiction Counseling Education Services (ACES). ACES helps outpatient individuals learn to address addiction problems and make decisions in a healthier manner. Recently, we partnered with Mt. Sinai Health to create a more comprehensive solution for those with substance abuse problems. Monsignor Michael Boland is joined by Pat Bogie, ACES program director, to talk about the ACES and Mt. Sinai Partnership. | Stream

Youth Employment
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
School is out, which unfortunately means youth violence is up. Having a job offers youth an alternative to danger on the streets, however it can be difficult to teens, especially those from at-risk areas, to find employment. Catholic Charities Summer Youth Employment programs help young adults learn workplace skills, earn money, and broaden their network and perspective of the world. Gina Cleggs, Associate Vice President of Community Development and Outreach, joins Monsignor Boland to discuss Catholic Charities Youth Employment programs. | Stream

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
9 million children report that they are growing up without adults to turn to. These children do not have people to guide or support them, which can harm children socially, mentally, and emotionally. Catholic Charities mentoring program helps at-risk youth connect with a positive role model who encourages good decision making and serves as a friend in times of need. Beth Sheehan-Lucas, Program Coordinator, joins Monsignor Boland to discuss Catholic Charities Mentoring Program. | Stream

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Summer brings higher violence rates. This year alone, Chicago has seen almost 2,000 people hurt by gun violence. Catholic Charities is one of many organizations with programs that work to address violence in at-risk communities and end the cycle of poverty. Today Fr. Tom Boharic, speaker at the Social Action Summer Institute Conference, joins Monsignor Boland to discuss the upcoming Anti-Violence conference and anti-violence measures in Chicago.  | Stream