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Helping to Meet Basic Needs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that offers nutrition assistance to individuals and families who qualify as low-income. Formerly known as food stamps, the program has a goal of helping people access nutritious food while helping them stretch their budget. Catholic Charities West...

Adult Education Instructor (left), and Jamie Williams, CCWVa adult learner (right), discuss Jamie’s educational goals.

Back to School: A ‘Second Chance’

Like many students, Jamie Williams goes back to school this month. Through perseverance and hard work, Jamie is enrolling in college for the first time, at age 30, as she recovers from addiction. “I thought I was so dumb,” said Jamie. “Then someone came along to encourage me.” That someone was Michelle Montz, Catholic Charities...

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