Malnar nominated for Lumen Christi Award

FOR BEING A Lumen Christi nominee, Mike Malnar, left, accepts a check for $1,000 from Catholic Extension on behalf of Alpha Omega House in Iron Mountain. Presenting the check is Kyle Rambo, right, executive director of Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mike Malnar was honored with a nomination for Catholic Extension’s 2017 Lumen Christi Award.

The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate overwhelming dedication and commitment to helping others in need.

Malnar manages Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula’s Alpha Omega House in Iron Mountain, a recovery and re-entry facility for recently incarcerated men.

He helps provide an array of services for those suffering from addiction. Malnar coordinates numerous resources including professional counselors, attending peer support groups and joining a faith community in the area.

Alpha Omega helps maintain stable factors in people’s lives to play a more enduring role in assisting people’s recovery efforts. It provides an environment based on mutual dignity and respect, promoting well-being, and encouraging positive social contribution through faith.

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