Dan Stockman is national correspondent for Global Sisters Report. He was a reporter at daily newspapers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for nearly two decades before joining GSR in 2014.
A Place to Call Home - Mercy Housing grew from managing an initial 310 units in Omaha in the 1980s to now serving nearly 50,000 residents across the U.S. A new strategic plan developed, focused on making residents' needs the heart of everything the organization does. That focus has become more important with the coronavirus pandemic, which worsened just as Mercy Housing was rolling out the strategic plan.
Summer in Milwaukee is the season of beer gardens. And, this year, the School Sisters of St. Francis were not about to let a pandemic keep them from joining the fun. Creative solution? Beer garden in a box to go!
When COVID-19 struck the Felician Sisters' convent in Livonia, Michigan, 13 members died. In many ways, because of restrictions to prevent the virus' return, the surviving sisters' grieving has yet to begin.
Two sisters, recipients of grants from an initiative to give 1,000 sisters $1,000 each to help those in need, gave money to families in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and staffers of a nonprofit service agency in Rhode Island.