December 22, 2020
2020 Year in Review

With your help, MSV was able to successfully navigate the challenges that 2020 brought. We raised over $400,000 for our COVID-19 Relief Fund, kept our food pantries open the entire year, and saw an increased participation in many programs. Read on to find out about some of the major milestones we reached together in 2020.

December 23, 2020
Project Hope's 2020 and What's Coming In the New Year

This year has brought many changes to Project Hope. However, the team of Doulas and Parent Educators have still provided quality services to young mothers and their families on Chicago's west side.

November 23, 2020
Current COVID-19 Response Plan

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is closely monitoring the local impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and want to acknowledge that the disruption and uncertainty surrounding this situation is rather unsettling for all of us.

December 8, 2020
There's Still Time for 2020 Tax Planning

The Vincentian Circle, MSV's Planned Giving Society, shares some tips and tricks for year-end tax planning. Learn how to defer or minimize your 2020 tax liability.

December 7, 2020
MSV's COVID-19 Relief Fund Supports Family After Devastating Loss

Adriana grew up in Chicago. She's lived in different neighborhoods across the north side and currently calls Lincoln Park home. “Everywhere I’ve ever lived, I’ve found a home spot that has been a resource to me.” For Adriana, that place is now Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

November 24, 2020
The Meaning Behind the MSV Holiday Traditions

Snowmen hunts. Christmas caroling. Cooking. Fall leaves. The list of MSV’s staff favorite holiday traditions is as diverse as the staff itself, and with half a dozen holidays celebrated this time of year, there is no shortage of ways that we celebrate.

November 24, 2020
Six Ways to Brighten Your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and we want to make sure you make it through this holiday with as little stress as possible. Here are six ways to brighten your Thanksgiving this year.

November 23, 2020
MSV Guide to Holiday to Spirit

MSV staff has curated the ultimate list of ways to get ready for the holidays. We hope it helps you and your loved ones lean into the spirit of the season as we enter this time of year.

November 20, 2020
Marillac St. Vincent Trivia

Warm up for Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board’s 2020 Trivia Night and test your MSV knowledge with these trivia questions. Are you an MSV pro? Find out now!

November 13, 2020
The Importance of Fostering Kindness

Happy World Kindness Day! Our world is made better by kindness, compassion, and empathy, which is why we work to instill these values in the children we serve. Here is a quick list of ways you can work to foster kindness in the children in your life any day of the year.

November 4, 2020
A Message From Marillac St. Vincent President and CEO

A Message From Marillac St. Vincent President and CEO, Peter Beale-DelVecchio

October 28, 2020
13th Annual Beacon of Hope

On Friday, October 23, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services successfully hosted its first major virtual event, Beacon of Hope. This year’s event focused on food insecurity in our community and raised over $120,000 for our communities.

October 23, 2020
Chicago Resources for New and Expecting Parents

Congratulations to Chicago’s new and expecting parents! MSV recognizes that supporting your child’s development is no easy task. Here is a list of local resources and tools to help you on your journey with your little one.

October 22, 2020
Staff Spotlight: Sr. Judy

Get to know the wonderful Sr. Judy Warmbold in this month's Staff Spotlight!

October 20, 2020
Stay Involved with MSV from Home

There are plenty of ways to help move our mission forward that do not involve in person engagements. If you're looking to get involved with MSV and build a stronger Chicago from the comfort of your couch, this is the list for you.

October 8, 2020
How to Advocate for Seniors

We regularly hear people wanting to be helpful to those around them. One of the best ways you can help MSV is by advocating for our communities and our clients. We thought we would make it easy by breaking it down and explaining exactly how you can be an advocate for seniors.

September 28, 2020
Fall Family Fun From a Distance

The leaves are changing and so is the weather, but there is still time to have some socially distanced family fun. Check out this list brought to you by the family and youth experts at MSV to find activities and events that will keep you and the children in your life engaged.

September 29, 2020
Help MSV Get Out the Vote

Marillac St. Vincent has launched #MSVChicaGOVOTE! A social media campaign designed to help you spread the word on the importance of voting in the November election.

September 15, 2020
Creativity in Motion

Former MSV art instructor and current art student, Isissia Drake, lives creativity every day. This summer she brought her talents back to MSV to guide a group of Hope Jr. youth in creating a powerful mural for our community garden.

September 14, 2020
MSV Welcomes New Board Members

It is with great pleasure that Marillac St. Vincent announces the addition of four new members to our Board of Trustees. Chatigny Imburgia, Anne Meara, Mia Jiganti, and Kieran Fearon come to MSV with a variety of backgrounds and professional experience and we welcome them to the MSV family.

August 27, 2020
Maureen Hallagan Celebrates One Year on IDHS Child Care Advisory Council

August marks the first anniversary of Marillac St. Vincent’s Chief Operating Officer, Maureen Hallagan’s, appointment to the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Child Care Advisory Council

August 26, 2020
Nearly New Thrift Store's Annual Brown Bag Sale!

Stop by August 27-29 for Nearly New's end of summer Brown Bag Sale!

August 24, 2020
Committed to Our Core Values Series

What do excellence, creativity, respect, empowerment, advocacy, respect, and integrity have in common? Each one is a core value of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services. We are excited to announce our Committed to Our Core Value Series where we will take a deeper look into how MSV lives out these core values every day.

August 11, 2020
Parent Support Groups Grow During Pandemic

In March, the Family Support teams at Marillac Social Center and St. Vincent de Paul Center were faced with a major question; how do we provide support for parents if we can’t host onsite support groups? The West Side and North Side centers have organized parent support groups for years, inviting families to join several times a month to learn about child development and engage in family activities.

August 6, 2020
Alissa Schiada: A Passion for Direct Impact

Get to know MSV's new Development Services Manager, Alissa Schiada, in this month's Staff Spotlight!

July 30, 2020
Teen Summer Program Goes Virtual

One Summer Chicago "Chicagoability" connects youth to a successful future through hands on training and summer jobs. The program provides short-term employment opportunities for young people and MSV was awarded 30 slots for teens for the second year in a row.

July 29, 2020
Celebrating Local Businesses on National Chicken Wings Day

To celebrate #NationalChickenWingDay we decided to make your day a little better by creating a list of independent Chicago restaurants serving up wings. Bon(e in or out) apetite!

July 28, 2020
Senior Case Management Program Resumes Home Visits

After several months of virtual visits, MSV's Senior Case Management Program is resuming in person home visits.

July 23, 2020
Nearly New is Newly Open

Nearly New Thrift Shop has opened its doors once again since closing in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Stop by the store and check out our new merchandise today!

July 17, 2020
Must-Reads by Authors of Color

Looking for a list of children's books and young adult novels by some amazing Black and POC authors? Well look no further! Whether you are looking to help the young people in your life connect to their identity or merely share the experiences of Black or POC characters, these are great reads to add to your summer reading list.

July 14, 2020
Volunteer Highlight: Olivia Grist

Get to know MSV superhero, Olivia Grist, in this month's Volunteer Highlight!

July 8, 2020
Summer Activities for Youth from a Distance

Summer is upon us and while we must be careful to social distance and wear masks, it is also important that we indulge in fun activities too. That is why MSV has created a list of fun, social-distance-friendly summer activities for youth. There is still plenty to do, even during quarantine, and we hope that you find some enjoyable activities on this list to help keep you busy!

June 29, 2020
Centers Reopen After Months of Shutdown

Since the rise of COVID-19, MSV has gone to great lengths to maintain the safety of all staff and clients. Following 15 weeks of being mostly shutdown, our centers have reopened with limited capacity for most of our programs and services.

June 29, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Fund Exceeds Goal

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought countless challenges, but with the help of supporters and volunteers Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been able to face them, head-on.

June 29, 2020
Racial Justice and a Way Forward at MSV

The Marillac St. Vincent community, like much of the country, is still reeling after the murder of George Floyd. Staff, clients, and supporters are coming together to now to ask, how do we as an organization move forward?

June 26, 2020
Staff Spotlight: Martina Carter

Get to know MSV's newest Pre-K Supervisor, Martina Carter!

May 30, 2020
MSV's Commitment to Dignity in the Food Distribution Process

With help from our generous friends and supporters, a strong showing from new volunteers, and forward-thinking staff, MSV has not only been able to keep both of our food pantries open, we have also been able to uphold the dignity of our clients through the food distribution process.

May 26, 2020
Moving Forward Together

As our Reopening Task Force dives deep into the hard work of developing a safe, effective, flexible, and trauma-informed strategy for resuming services we are reminded how we are blessed with the wisdom of our founders, the support of our donors and the creative compassion of our entire MSV family.

May 10, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Eddie

We had the opportunity to sit down with Eddie, one of our amazing food pantry volunteers, to find out a little bit more about him and his experiences volunteering with MSV.

April 30, 2020
Giving Tuesday Now

Summer at Marillac St. Vincent is always a time to look forward to. Our centers come alive in a flurry of activity as we take advantage of the warmer weather. This year things look different.

April 30, 2020
MSV's COVID Relief Fund in Action

When the Stay at Home orders were announced in Illinois, we knew that this would present many challenges for the hundreds of children and families we serve each day.

April 29, 2020
Keeping Homebound Seniors Active

Seniors are a vital part of our community and making sure that older folks feel empowered and that they are a part of something bigger, especially while home-bound, is essential.

April 22, 2020
Inspiring Reads for Book Lovers

MSV staff were asked to recommend a book that inspired them to carry out the mission of MSV or informed their work in some way. Here is their list of recommendations!

April 16, 2020
Highlighting a Hero: Paul Matsushima

“To Paul, our food pantry isn't merely about providing sustenance; it's about preserving the dignity and safety of our community members."

April 6, 2020
CARES Act Impact on Personal Finances

The COVID-19 inspired CARES act includes several provisions that impact the tax deductibility of donating to non-profits.

March 24, 2020
Senior Food Delivery

Seniors in Marillac St. Vincent’s network rely on the home delivery initiative for food through the agency’s Senior Services program as part of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic response plan.

March 20, 2020
New Health & Nutrition Program

The Eating for Life pilot was officially launched in early 2020 and aims to build individual skills and knowledge around cooking, nutrition, budgeting, meal planning, and healthy choices to improve quality of life.

February 27, 2020
Tax Strategies for Charitable Contributions

Many supporters of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services know they can deduct donations to charity from their income taxes but increasing your knowledge of tax planning strategies can maximize your giving impact and potential tax savings. Check out these easy tips.

February 20, 2020
Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of constant change and the endless stream of new information can feel overwhelming. Bring this list of questions with you to your next doctor's appointment to feel informed and ready for your pregnancy.

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