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Marissa: As a spouse, granddaughter, and friend of immigrants, my life has been immeasurably blessed by relationships and cultures from all over the world. Soy esposa, nieta, y amiga de … more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! As we grow in our understanding of the value of caring for our mental health, we still encounter barriers for many in our service area. Some of these barriers we … more
Mayo es el mes de la concientización de la salud mental. A medida que vamos creciendo en el entendimiento del cuidado de nuestra salud mental, nos seguimos encontrando con barreras en muchas … more
“It’s wonderful! I’m deeply impressed. It’s not just functional, it’s also beautiful.” Pope Francis’s official delegate to the Church in the United … more
“Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.” —Ecclesiastes 7:3 In this scripture verse, we are drawn into what appears to be an obvious … more
An oasis in what was once a food desert has become a community where people nourish one another. All in a year’s time. “It just keeps getting better,” stated Bill Heberle, … more
Each morning I take a moment and pray for Christ to work through me, that I may be an instrument for others to encounter Jesus that day. As a housing counselor, my job description includes working … more
Seven years ago, as I was glancing at my weekly parish bulletin at St. Thomas More Newman Center, I noticed a small advertisement from Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. The … more
The staff of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri broke into applause upon hearing the news. Sr. Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) would be their servant … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. As I reflect on one year of serving our neighbors in the pantry, I feel immense gratitude. I feel grateful that Catholic Charities has given me the … more
In the fall of 2021, Catholic Charities’ Refugee Services Program established Community Sponsorships — an opportunity for local civic groups, churches and Catholic parishes to partner … more
I first came into the “disaster world” in 2017, when I was hired temporarily to provide disaster case management services to households impacted by flooding and severe storms. While … more
February is Black History month, and it is also a special month for people who celebrate Valentine’s Day. The two have something in common: the heart! One year ago, Catholic Charities and … more
Dan Lester perused the 2016 annual report from Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO). “The work we were doing at that time — it was very meaningful,” said … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) isn’t just known for creating hope. It has been witnessed resuscitating hope where it was thought to be permanently … more
Amanda Durbin is a perennial force in the Shelby and Macon County parishes’ efforts to radiate God’s charity and mercy. She understands helping and being helped. “I know what … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Growing up Catholic in Central Missouri, Chelle Smith-Vandergriff struggled to connect with her faith in ways she found meaningful. Turning outward proved … more
414 percent. That, according to a 2021 Missouri Division of Finance survey of payday lenders in the state, is the average annual interest rate for a payday loan in this state. “If your … more
At the end of last year, I was invited to spend an afternoon with sixth graders from St. Joseph Cathedral School, on-site at Catholic Charities for a day of service and reflection. It was truly a … more
In its former life as a high-school seminary chapel, the Community Room of the Catholic Charities Center in Jefferson City resonated with hymns of the folk variety. “We will work with each … more
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