“You are well aware that changes are always difficult, and that it takes time to learn new ways of serving the poor skillfully and well.” –St. Louise de Marillac
For over 150 years, the Daughters of Charity have worked in Chicago, dedicating themselves to the needs of its residents. The Daughters of Charity and their myriad services have continuously evolved to support the ever-changing socio-economic borders and ethnic diversity that has migrated to and from the many neighborhoods that the Daughters have served and continue to serve today. For almost 100 years, Marillac Social Center and St. Vincent de Paul Center have strived to carry out their services and programs in the Vincentian tradition of compassionate charism, while serving the community with dignity and respect. Soon, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services will celebrate its centennial anniversary; Marillac Social Center in 2014 and St. Vincent de Paul Center in 2015. Over the past decade, the two Centers have collaborated, including a merged Board of Trustees, streamlined administrative operations, and the introduction of a new name and logo, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. As we reach this historic milestone, we reflect on our past as well as look ahead towards the future of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, looking towards the example set forth by the Daughters of Charity to adapt our programs and services to most effectively and serve those most in need. In this edition, you will find stories that highlight the past success and bright future of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services as we serve the community.
President/Chief Executive Officer
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
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