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Trump Cuts Would Impact Catholic Charity Programs

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Katelyn McGowan, an associate behavior specialist at the Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling, W.Va., assists student Aidan, 8, as he places a pudding cup into a paper sack for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center's meal delivery program. (Betsy Bethel/The Intelligencer via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 12:00 PM

The national Catholic Charities program stands to face serious financial hardship if President Donald Trump's budget is passed as is, a leading Catholic journal reports.

America Magazine says charity services that would lose federal funding include: A foster grandparent program in which low-income seniors get a small stipend to spend time with "high-risk" students; a service that finds housing for homeless veterans; and a refugee settlement program.

"Any cuts to housing, Health and Human Services, or even to refugee resettlement all impacts us," Brian Corbin, executive vice president of Catholic Charities USA, told the magazine.

Trump's budget calls for eliminating close to 20 independent agencies and more than 60 federal programs.

Last year, Catholic Charities agencies received more than $400 million directly from the federal government to carry out a range of programs, America Magazine said.

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The national Catholic Charities program stands to face serious financial hardship if President Donald Trump's budget is passed as is, a leading Catholic journal reports
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