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The Catholic Charities of Harrisburg (CCHBG) respects your privacy and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information you choose to provide us. CCHBG has established this Online Privacy Policy so that you may better understand the purpose for which we collect and use personal information. Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual including, but not limited to, a first and last name, physical address, email address or other contact information, gender, job title, or other similar information. Generally, you may browse our website without providing personal information. We do not automatically collect personal information. We may log your IP address to help track which part of our website you visit and how much time you spend there. CCHBG may collect personal information when you register for an account, use certain CCHBG products or services, register to attend a seminar or participate in an online survey, product discussion, training or marketing program, or ask to be included in a mailing or email list. Access to certain CCHBG Web pages requires a login and a password, for which use may be governed by a written agreement between you and CCHBG. Your personal information may be retained by CCHBG to verify compliance with such agreement.

Notice
CCHBG will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the following limited conditions: (a) we have your consent to share the information; (b) we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested or contractually agreed to; (c) we need to transmit the information to third parties who work on behalf of CCHBG to provide a product or service to you. In this instance we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the product or service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose; or (d) as required by law or to enforce our Terms of Use. Data Security Your CCHBG account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. CCHBG safeguards the security of the data you provide us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. While we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information, we cannot prepare for every eventuality.

Information Accuracy
Should you need to update, correct, or request deletion of any of your personal information or of your CCHBG account, notify us by sending an email to contact us.

Children and Privacy
The CCHBG website is not structured, targeted, or intended to attract children under the age of 13. CCHBG does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.

Other information
This website has links to other websites. We are not responsible for, nor do we have any control over, the privacy practice or the content of such other websites, and we encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those entities.

General Terms
By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy. Should this policy substantially change we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site. If you have any comments of questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Refunds
Charitable donations made on www.cchbg.org are irrevocable. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us, and we will review your individual case. If the donation has already been disbursed to the charity(ies) you designated, you will need to contact the charity(ies) directly to request a refund. CCHBG cannot guarantee that a charity will refund your donation as this decision is entirely at the discretion of the charity.

Security

Transaction Security Information
It is of utmost importance to Catholic Charities of Harrisburg (CCHBG) to provide the highest level of security for our donors. Security involves several different elements including: operational business practices and processes, physical access, software and hardware system architectures. To ensure the highest standard of availability and reliability, CCHBG uses industry leading hosting providers for its Extraordinary Give day with data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington D.C.

Transaction Security
All communications are transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The SSL protocol is the industry standard method for creating an encrypted, secure connection between a web browser and a web server. Digital certificates are used to encrypt data transfers to ensure security in all communications between a website and a web server.

Credit Card Information
In order to process online transactions, an end user must provide a credit card number. In compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards, credit card numbers are only stored by the payment gateway. Neither CCHBG nor our providers have access to users’ credit card numbers.

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Testimonials

Imagine your dream student - someone who is bright, inquisitive, kind to others, and comes to class eager to learn. Well, that is Koffi. He first came to my ESL class in May of 2014. He had only been in the United States for about 6 months at that time.

For many people, those first 6 months can be overwhelming and hectic, but Koffi’s spirit is indomitable. He came to class every night ready to learn and in a short time he found a job. Even after a long day of working hard, Koffi would come into class with a smile on his face. He greeted his fellow students with a smile and was ready to learn.

After being in the country for a little over a year, Koffi decided he would like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). He took the initiative and researched his options before deciding on the program at HACC.
Koffi continued with his English studies right up to the time his CNA class started at HACC. I was sorry to see him leave, but so happy for him.

In June of this year Koffi graduated from the CNA Program at HACC. We are all so proud of Koffi. He has been such a positive influence on all of us, staff and students alike. It is impossible to look at Koffi’s smiling face and not want to smile right back, he is that full of kindness and hope. I am so glad he was my student and I feel certain that he will do even more amazing things in the future.

- ESL Instructor

Tiffany starts her story by openly stating that the first 39 years of her life were a waste. She spent all of her time drinking, which was her way of coping with the many let downs in her life.

Fearing for her life, a friend convinced Tiffany to check herself into a 30-day detox program. Upon completion she entered the Evergreen House program. While this was not her first choice, Tiffany ended up residing at Evergreen House for seven and one-half months.

Tiffany credits Evergreen’s staff and their patience with her eventual success in the program. Evergreen’s staff understood what she was going through and eventually became like her family. The Evergreen House program provided the structure and support she needed to maintain her sobriety.

Tiffany credits Evergreen House for a second chance at life and she is determined to have a positive impact on others.

- anonymous

Catholic Charities Adoption Program not only provides domestic infant adoption and Special Needs adoption services, but it also helps adoptees and their birth families to connect with one other through Search services. Nearly 50 years ago, Tina was an accomplished athlete who found herself pregnant while pursuing an advanced degree. With housing and supportive services from Catholic Charities, Tina made the difficult decision to place her daughter for adoption. Following the adoption, Tina pursued her career as an athlete, coach, and business administrator. While she was confident that she had made the right decision, Tina constantly thought about the daughter she had placed for adoption and wondered about her well-being. She eventually made attempts to find her daughter through various sources and by updating her online information in the event that her only child might someday want to meet her. After several years, Tina had come to the conclusion that meeting her daughter was just not meant to be.
This past year, Tina’s daughter, Beth, contacted Catholic Charities with a request for information about her birth parents. After talking with Beth and encouraging her to pursue the search, Catholic Charities was able to connect Beth with her birth mother. The two later traveled to meet each other, and Tina was given the opportunity to meet Beth’s husband and daughters. Tina was thrilled to learn that she was a grandmother, but she was most happy to hear that her daughter had loving adoptive parents who had given her a good life. Tina later wrote to Catholic Charities that “I think someone did a lot of praying and the prayers were answered.”

- Anonymous

A native of Puerto Rico, Maria* moved to Harrisburg with the dream of building a bright future for herself and her baby. While working to gain her bearing, Maria was kicked out of the house in which she had been staying, rendering Maria and her son homeless. Maria had very few options, as she had not yet secured a job, childcare, or private housing. In March 2017, Maria and her two year old son were welcomed into the Interfaith Shelter.
Upon entering the Interfaith Shelter, Maria immediately began building the skills needed to obtain self-sufficiency. The first challenge to overcome was Maria’s limited English proficiency. Determined to improve her English, Maria enrolled in ESL classes at the Tri-County Adult Learning Center, and she began practicing her growing language skills with residents and staff at the shelter. Maria also enrolled in a workforce development program offered through the PA Department of Human Services, working to develop marketable skills and gain permanent employment. Although many of the area’s transitional housing programs were completely full and had long wait lists, Maria eagerly applied to the YWCA Transitional Housing program. She knew that, with determination and hard work, she could build a better life for her family.
As she was nearing the end of her stay with the Interfaith Shelter, Maria was accepted into the YWCA Transitional Housing program and was assured that a room would soon be available. In order to keep Maria on the path towards success, the Interfaith Shelter granted Maria an extension until she was able to move into the YWCA. During her stay at Interfaith, Maria successfully obtained childcare, enrolled in a cash assistance program, improved her English proficiency, and began developing employment skills leading to a new job. Maria has served as an inspiration to others at the shelter that any barrier can be overcome.

- Anonymous
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