The Catherine McAuley Center is pleased to announce that we will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of daisies as part of Jeff Kuratnick's art installation Other Side opening in July at the AfA Galley at 101 Penn Ave. in Scranton. A reception will be held on Friday, July 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. 
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More about The Daisy Project

   A flower historically associated with loss, new beginnings, and healing: The daisy represents the tragic loss of Jeff's mother and sister years before his ability to reunite. The daisy also represents new beginnings and healing: from the artist finally having access to his biology after 30 years of legal restriction to learning about his personal historicity and having the ability to connect with his remaining family.
   The Daisy Project aims to raise funds and awareness to (1) help people who are/were adopted or in foster care who have a need to access and understand their biology; (2) help support organizations that are committed to family preservation, biological family search and reunion, and; (3) help advocate for a person's right to their original identity and open access to their biological families.
   The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to provide temporary shelter for women, children and individuals in crisis and, through custom case management, empower them to maintain safe and affordable permanent housing. Biological family preservation in times of crisis is at the heart of this organization’s work. The Center helps families they work with stay together where in many cases - if not for intervention - children would have to endure family separation; being placed in foster care, or the adoption system.
   Over the past several decades, the Center has expanded to meet the needs of an evolving population of women and children experiencing homelessness, extending its services to include scattered-site rapid rehousing and transitional housing for women and children, women who have been incarcerated; and chronically homeless adults and families with mental health and other disabilities.    Beyond the shelter of a roof and walls, the Catherine McAuley Center’s wide range of supportive services helps individuals and families overcome the trauma of homelessness through a client-centered approach that includes education, counseling, life skills, education, and access to employment and training opportunities. All services are provided free of charge. Partial proceeds from the sale of each daisy will be donated to the Catherine McAuley Center to help offset the costs of programs and services that support biological family preservation in times of crisis. 


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CANCELED: Swing for Mercy Golf Tournament 2021 

The Swing for Mercy Golf Tournament will not be held in 2021 in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A fundraising golf tournament began in 1990, the event became an annual event that continues to the present day. While the venue has changed over time, Swing for Mercy has been held in June at the Wyoming Valley Country Club for the last fifteen years. In 1996, the Golf Committee started the tradition of recognizing a Woman of the Year, an individual who exemplifies the Mercy spirit of compassion and service through her own commitment to the Sisters of Mercy.

It is the hope of the golf committee, Center staff, and the Board of Directors that the tournament will return in 2022.