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Catholic Charities South dedicates new facility


South Region Bishop John A. Dooher holds the ribbon for Catholic Charities president Deborah Rambo during the March 1 grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Catholic Charities South's new location at 169 Court Street in Brockton. Pilot photo/Courtesy Catholic Charities

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BROCKTON -- Civic and Church leaders were on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting at Catholic Charities South's new location on March 1.

President of Catholic Charities Deborah Rambo, Mayor of Brockton Linda Balzotti, and auxiliary Bishop John Dooher welcomed guests to the ceremony at the new facility on Court Street in Brockton.

"We know that our communities, our families, our friends, and our neighbors continue to struggle in this challenging economy, and that there is still much work to do as we help to create new opportunities for those who have come to rely on us for support. Our new home is another positive step along the way, a safe and welcoming place for all to come," Rambo said, in welcoming guests.

"Most importantly, today I want to thank our staff and volunteers here at Catholic Charities South who put their hearts and souls into the work we are called to do, each and every day -- each making a real difference in the lives of our neighbors in need," she said, before inviting guests to tour the facility after the ceremony.

"This space was designed to fit program needs, not the other way around. This is the first time we will be able to house all of our services under one roof," Rambo said.

The programs offered in Brockton, and at other Catholic Charities locations, address the needs of the local community on multiple levels.

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