News & Media

Read news articles and watch videos all about the new and exciting things happening at Marillac St. Vincent' Family Services in our news and publications section.

Current COVID-19 Response Plan

News // 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.

Marillac St. Vincent Trivia

News // 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!

Adriana's Story
Adriana's Story

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Adriana's Story

Meet Adriana, an MSV client. She and her family were struggling because of the pandemic, and had to face the worst coronavirus had to offer.

The 13th Annual Beacon of Hope Short Film
The 13th Annual Beacon of Hope Short Film

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The 13th Annual Beacon of Hope Short Film

Our effort to build strong communities in Chicago is fortified with the help of outstanding partners. Together, we are bringing nourishment to our neighbors, and bringing hope to households, one meal at a time.

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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 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 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.

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.

Video Library

The World Has Stopped But Our Love Hasn't

The World Has Stopped But Our Love Hasn't

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services in Chicago closed it's doors due to COVID-19 in March of 2020. Amidst the tragedy of the pandemic - fear, isolation, loved ones lost - one thing has kept us going: our love for those we serve.

Food Pantry Volunteer Orientation

Food Pantry Volunteer Orientation

The need for food pantry volunteers is greater than ever! This video gives our volunteers a sense for what to expect when they come.

What Get's Me Up in the Morning?

What Get's Me Up in the Morning?

Sister Kara Davis sharing what gets her up in the morning as she works in the stock room at the Marillac Food Pantry

Volunteer Appreciation From MSV Staff

Volunteer Appreciation From MSV Staff

The staff at Marillac St. Vincent sent video messages of gratitude from their homes to our volunteers which we compiled into this short video.

MSV Career Day

MSV Career Day

Get a glimpse of the 2nd Annual Career Day at MSV, hosted by the Marillac St. Vincent Associate Board.

25 Years of Radical Impact

25 Years of Radical Impact

In the silver anniversary year of the Fleur de Lis Ball, we have gathered stories from our past and our present to look toward the future for this short film, "25 Years of Radical Impact."

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

To the outside world, Chicago is defined by headlines about violence and poverty. But contrary to the dark and gloomy news, there is a beacon of light providing hope to those living in marginalized communities.

Marching For Peace in Englewood

Marching For Peace in Englewood

In observance of Good Friday and as a kickoff to the Archdiocese of Chicago's new anti-violence initiative, hundreds of people from across the city came together in a march for peace in the Englewood neighborhood on Friday, April 15, 2017

A Tribute to Ersilee Wesley

A Tribute to Ersilee Wesley

The Marillac St. Vincent family reflects on loss of Ms. Ersilee Wesley, who passed away in the Summer of 2016, after a courageous fight against cancer. Ersilee was an incredible educator who impacted hundreds of children and their families over the past 30 years, as a teacher at Marillac House.

 
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