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After serving on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) for three consecutive three-year terms, I must now step down from the board, as required by the … more
As a board member of Catholic Charities, it is a privilege to share with you the positive impact of our Charity and Mercy Grants. These grants support local parishes’ Social Ministry … more
Ever dreamt of visiting the Gateway to the West? That was me, a young man from the Dominican Republic, raised next to the vibrant border with Haiti. Growing up in a Catholic family, service … more
Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States? It affects millions of people, but the good news is that there is a program that can help improve … more
As the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the countless individuals and families who have stepped forward with … more
For many individuals, the journey from volunteering to becoming a staff member within an organization is a testament to dedication, passion, and a deep commitment to a cause. This transition … more
April is Fair Housing Awareness Month, commemorating the passing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national … more
To address the growing needs of mid-Missourians, community organizations and local collaborators are strengthening relationships to provide essential support and resources. The Catholic … more
At Catholic Charities, we understand that disaster preparation, response, and recovery isn’t just a safety issue — it’s also a poverty issue. Unfortunately, disaster doesn’t … more
Ilsi Palacios is the Hispanic Services Coordinator at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. In her role, she provides case management for Spanish-speaking clients and manages the … more
Mason, a senior at Helias Catholic High School, knew he would need to complete service hours throughout the 2023 school year, but wasn’t quite sure how he’d get those finished, or who he … more
For families living paycheck-to-paycheck, an emergency of any size can derail their finely-tuned ability to pay the bills. A wrecked car or a frozen pipe can put the rent, utility bill or even … more
When I was first asked to share my story — the reason behind my excitement to give to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri — the Gospel at Sunday Mass was the reading from … more
“How can we help them?”  I hear this question often as I participate in parish engagement work at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. I heard it during … more
Have you ever stopped to think, I mean really think, evaluate, even visualize, what the reality of poverty looks like in your local community? What image comes to your mind? Is it a person … more
A vision for Hispanic ministry that has been taking shape for decades in the Jefferson City diocese reached an import Dec. 19. That afternoon, 13 leaders and representatives of various … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri ( ) and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital‒Jefferson City ( ) have joined together to create the Hope … more
The vibrant tapestry of the community at Catholic Charities has woven a new thread into its rich history with my recent appointment as its new Executive Director, and the resounding welcome and … more
“Providing care, creating hope for those in need — regardless of faith, culture, or situation.” You may have seen this tagline on a flyer, sticker or t-shirt from Catholic … more
Catholic author Joseph Benevento Ph.D., author of a novel about St. Joseph and the Holy Family, is donating 100 percent of the royalties from the book in perpetuity to Catholic Charities of Central … more
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