Children of the Immaculate Heart's Newsletter Archive
April 2022 Newsletter
Jenna Christakis give an update on the St. Bakhita (Adult) Program and tells us about a matching grant. The office staff recap the successful 2022 gala.
December 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how Jesus is the Light that dawns in the darkness of ours and our clients' hearts. An adult client tells a little bit of her story.
November 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello describes CIH's progress over the past year including progress with adult clients and how the Refuge has served 11 teenage girls.
September 2021 Newsletter
Jenna Christakis delves into how the St. Bakhita's Adult Program is just as important as the Refuge Minors Program. There is also an update on the Volunteer Program and the Refuge's monetary necessities.
August 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello describes how the girls at the Refuge require a certain amount of freedom to learn and grow and how staff members work to build that freedom into the boundaries of the Refuge's program. Jenna Christakis gives an update on the St. Bakhita Adult Program and we from one of their clients. Sarah Beveridge shares her thoughts on peace through humility.
June 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how CIH places the person at the center of the program. Cody Thompson expresses his hope and awe in the face of darkness. We get to know one of the Adult Program clients.
May 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how CIH hopes to bring the light of the Resurrection into our clients' lives. The Volunteer Program Relaunch is announced. We meet a St. Bakhita Adult Program Client.
April 2021 Newsletter
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how Christ's triumph over death and sin shows us the way through suffering. Jenna Christakis gives us an update on the St. Bakhita Adult Program. A small Refuge update is also included.
August 2020 Newsletter
Here Grace Williams Lionello expresses gratitude to God and CIH's supporters in their hour of triumph. One of the St. Bakhita Adult Program clients tells her story. The Refuge's name and its connection to St. John Eudes and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is explained.
June 2020 Newsletter
In this issue Grace Williams Lionello expresses excitement that the Refuge will open soon. A St. Bakhita Adult Program client shares their story and give a "prologue" of their past.
Children of the Immaculate Heart
(CIH) was founded to serve those who are vulnerable due to human trafficking. It seeks to reach out to women and children directly in the trafficking industry as well as those made vulnerable in trafficking-dependent industries.