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Desiree Downs of Casa San Francisco receives 2018 Delmarva Jefferson Award

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MILTON – Desiree Downs thought more than the normal number of people were waiting when she pulled a food cooperative truck onto the parking lot of Catholic Charities’ office in the Dover area last month.

Then she found out they were not all participants in the coop from the Dover area. Her family was there, along with state Sen. Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown, a WBOC television crew, and some coop participants from the 10 sites Downs visits in Sussex County. Read more »

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Annual Catholic Appeal ensures Casa San Francisco reaches those in need

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MILTON – Casa San Francisco’s Basic Needs staff doesn’t want its clients to come back.

But don’t think the workers at the Catholic Charities agency are cold-hearted. What they want is a holistic approach that leaves each client better equipped to cope with life, so they do not have to return.

“We address what it is that causes you to be in this situation,” said Alan Southard, Sussex Services manager for Catholic Charities. “We’re trying to fix not only a [momentary] problem but the person.” Read more »

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