Yutu and Advent

Posted by - December 9, 2018

It is Advent now and the CNMI is still in the early phases of its recovery from the devastation brought about by Super Typhoon Yutu. Many have been spending hours in aid lines—or in lines which will then enable them to get in line for aid.  After the lines, there is even more waiting. For

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In the Heart of Recovery

Posted by - November 24, 2018

The afternoon of Friday, October 19th: It was “full house” at the Sister Remedios Community Center. People joined in from all over the island to celebrate the Open House of the newly-renovated building. Karidat and partners had done so much to revitalize the space into a “third life” and we were (humbly) proud to showcase

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Meet “C.C.”, the new “face of Karidat”!

Posted by - October 27, 2018

On any given day, you might find a small crowd outside Karidat’s new office in Chalan Kanoa under the awning in front of the building, browsing through the blouses and pants hanging on the long metal rack—the kind you might find at a clothing store. The donated clothes were carefully sorted and organized by a

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Practical tips on how to promote peace

Posted by - October 21, 2018

St. Teresa of Calcutta, known during her lifetime as Mother Teresa, is best known for her work among the poor of the slums of one of India’s most crowded cities. Mother Teresa had high ideals and high standards for herself and for those in her religious Community, the Missionaries of Charity, but she taught that

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Quick facts about Karidat’s 24-hour Victim Hotline:

Posted by - October 7, 2018

The Victim Hotline is an anonymous, confidential telephone service providing direct victim services to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota (234-5100). The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can call, including victims, friends or family of victims, and even children. We serve ANYONE, we provide: – Crisis intervention – Planning

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Report: Project Rota Relief

Posted by - September 29, 2018

Earlier this month, Karidat contributed to the relief efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut on the island of Rota. From September 15th to 18th, Saipan-based Karidat staff traveled out to help distribute direct aid in the form of vouchers for food and household items to those most devastated by the storm. Some had lost roofs to their

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Rota Relief

Posted by - September 16, 2018

We are grateful to God that the damage of Typhoon Mangkhut was not more severe. As readers are probably already aware, Saipan and Tinian were spared the worst of the damage but Guam and especially Rota were hit quite hard. Many residents of Rota are said to still be in shelters indefinitely while repairs to

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Substance Abuse: A Kind of Slavery

Posted by - September 8, 2018

David tells the story of his increased dependency on drugs. He lost jobs, some cars and lots of money,  “Eventually, the material things were gone, and I began chewing through the human beings around me…I promised myself that I would never lose a marriage because of drug abuse, but it happened.” The worst, as he

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