And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for!Somali refugees (smaller)

We get the details on the awesome new partnership between Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) and the LDS Church, including official missionary calls to serve at CCS locations!



Our all-star lineup

Marcie Valdez, Director of Northern Utah Catholic Community Services


Janice and Virl Brown, LDS missionary couple called to serve at CCS


Janet Healy, CCS Director of Community and Volunteer Relations

Janet Photo 2 2013

Rebecca Van Maren, Volunteer Coordinator for Catholic Community Services in Northern Utah









Photos from our interview topics:


Volunteering at CCS Northern Utah

Refugee women

Refugee women

Burmese refugee mother

Burmese refugee mother

Layette 2

Baby layette kit for new mothers


Nepali Refugee Family in Salt Lake City


Nepali Refugees in Salt Lake City


Nepali refugees in Salt Lake City


Utah Mentors with Nepali Refugee Family in Salt Lake City

Anne stocking shelves

Stocking shelves at CCS Northern Utah

St. Martha's room

St. Martha’s Room at CCS Northern Utah


Nepali Refugee Girl in Salt Lake City

food desert:


  1. an area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.
    “many poor people live in food deserts—where they have plenty of food but none of it healthy”

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