Welcome to the Catholic Charities Blog! Our articles inform you about what's happening with the agency, our programs, special events and provide helpful health-related information.

Are Changes in Taste Normal with Aging? Sunday, February 14, 2016

Are Changes in Taste Normal with Aging?

My mom is eating less and started to use quite heavy doses of salt on her foods. She says things don’t taste the same and she just gets full ...

Dear Addiction Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dear Addiction

In his poem entitled, "Dear Addiction" Derek, a past client of our Hope Haven drug and alcohol treatment program, addresses his addiction.

Visiting Agency Services Friday, January 8, 20160

Visiting Agency Services

Mom has a service agency visiting daily to help her. I have repeatedly asked this agency to keep me informed of their activities but only hear ...

100,000 Steps - Part II Wednesday, November 4, 20150

100,000 Steps - Part II

As we descended into the abyss, I began to draw parallels to our clients at Hope Haven. 

100,000 Steps - Part I Friday, October 23, 20150

100,000 Steps - Part I

When you're on the trails for that many miles, you have a lot of time to think. One reoccurring thought for me is our clients that we serve at ...

Making New Friends and Becoming Healthier Tuesday, October 13, 20150

Making New Friends and Becoming Healthier

Dana uses arm crutches and in the past her mom was worried that she wouldn’t be able to walk even one indoor lap at the mall.

Collaboration for the Calling Wednesday, September 23, 20150

Collaboration for the Calling

Catholic Charities, Madison, is partnering with Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care and Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service in the launch of a new ...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Thursday, September 17, 20150

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I love attending ball games.  A beautiful summer day at the park; the smell of freshly cut grass and grilled hot dogs; and the competition ...