Winning Presentation for February 2, 2014
Catholic Community Response Team (CCRT)
Presented by: Judy Dignam
The Catholic Community Response Team was founded in 2004 by the Pontiac Area Vicariate to provide direct referral and support services to those with crisis needs. They also work to build a permanent bridge between two populations who live in close proximity, but whose life experiences are worlds apart: those in crisis with urgent, unmet needs (primarily in the Pontiac area), and volunteers wanting to live out their faith through the works of charity and justice
In CCRT’s 10-year history, the organization has served over 5,000 people. 100% of all donations and grants (excluding an Operating Grant from the Archdiocese of Detroit) have gone directly to client services. These services include food, clothing, shelter assistance and utility support.