Who We Are
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a non-profit social service agency, and an entity of the Diocese of Jefferson City, responding to the needs of people in 38 counties regardless of faith, culture, or situation.
We are providing care and creating hope
across thirty-eight counties in the Diocese of Jefferson City.
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is the social services outreach arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City. We are tasked with assisting our bishop, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, with ensuring the Catholic Church in Central and Northern Missouri is fulfilling her mission to reach out to those on the margins and follow through with our biblical call to serve those in need.
Founded May 17, 2011*, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a 501(c)(3) social service agency that provides a range of programs and services to those in need in our 38 county service area regardless of faith, culture or situation.
We believe in assisting the most basic and immediate needs of the poor and vulnerable and by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change. We choose to focus on those areas of greatest need and avoid duplication of services wherever possible. We also belong to the nation’s largest private social services network through our affiliation with Catholic Charities USA.
*Our 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was established in 2011. The Catholic Charities Refugee Services and Family Immigration Services offices have been operating as a Diocesan service since 1974.
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Our core values
- We believe in the message of Jesus that conveys love and hope.
- We affirm the sacredness and dignity of all human life.
- We work in partnership with others who share in our mission.
- We pursue excellence and uphold integrity in all we do.
- We offer service to those in need regardless of background, belief or circumstance.
Our Catholic mission
Inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes as proclaimed by Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is committed to providing care and creating hope for the lives of the vulnerable through compassionate social services that respect the dignity of each person and engage the local community in our mission.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Who We Serve:
Our Agency covers the 38 counties within the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can see a map of our service areas, and additional Catholic Charities regions across Missouri, below. Click on the maps below to enlarge the image.
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri
Main Phone Line:
1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
1240 E. Brown School Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202
421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Diocese of Jefferson City
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127