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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

The Effects of Violence on Children
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
As we reflected on the past year at Catholic Charities, we took a closer look at the effects of violence on our most vulnerable clients – the children. We know that violence takes a direct toll on the physical, mental and emotional health of its victims and children exposed to violence are more likely to suffer these effects. Joining Monsignor for this conversation is Stephanie Johnson, Director of Government Relations, to further discuss the impact of violence on children and what Catholic Charities is doing to help. | Stream

Celebration of Giving
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Holiday season brings a time of joy for many families. It can also be a time of stress, especially for those who struggle to make ends meet. Catholic Charities mission is to provide those in need with gifts, necessities, and joy during the holiday season. Through our Celebration of Giving, we have helped children and families for more than 68 years to have a happier holiday season. Joining Monsignor Michael Boland this week is Marie Jochum, Director of Volunteer Engagement, and Michelle Finnigan, Celebration of Giving Project Manager, to tell us more about Celebration of Giving. | Stream

Groundbreaking study shows homelessness prevention works
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
On any given night more than 6,700 Chicagoans find themselves without a home or shelter bed. In a groundbreaking new study published in the Journal of Science, it is revealed that when homeless prevention funds are available, an individual’s chance of becoming homeless within 6 months is reduced by 76 percent. The study was conducted by the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and All Chicago. Joining Monsignor Boland is Jim Sullivan, Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame, and Noreen Russo, Program Director of Catholic Charities Homelessness Prevention Call Center in Chicago. | Stream

House of Good Shepherd
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Every 9 seconds, a woman is a victim of domestic violence. In response to this epidemic, in 2015 Catholic Charities welcomed the House of Good Shepherd to its wide array of programs. The House of Good Shepherd supports women and children who have been victims of domestic violence by providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to heal and rebuild their lives. Joining Monsignor Boland this week is Sister Jean Kielty, Program Director of Interim Housing at Catholic Charities, to tell us more about House of the Good Shepherd and its upcoming fundraiser. | Stream

Colbert Program
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
More and more seniors are remaining in institutional care, even if they are ready to transition out. Catholic Charities Colbert Program helps seniors transition out of nursing homes when they are again able and willing to live in the community, which saves seniors and taxpayers money, and allows seniors to return to society and contribute to their communities again. Joining Monsignor Michael Boland on this week’s show are Jolynne Moore, a Colbert Program case manager, and Alexis Waxman, of Catholic Charities adult protective services. | Stream