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Happy Arthritis Awareness Month! | The Catholic Missourian

May 24, 2024

By Diane Elam 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…

From Despair to Hope: Your Lenten Generosity Transforms Lives

May 10, 2024

By Litz Main 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…

Exploring Mental Health Awareness

May 2, 2024

Mental health awareness plays a vital role in fostering overall well-being. Yet, the stigma associated with mental health often prevents individuals from seeking help from a mental health counselor. This…

Family Tradition

April 26, 2024

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…

Fair housing — Exploring the impact on families and communities

April 12, 2024

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 origin,…

How preparing for disaster can keep your family safe, and serve your community

April 2, 2024

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 discriminate between the financially stable…

Parishes partner to provide mental health support

April 2, 2024

Culturally comfortable care for Spanish-speaking families By Ashley Wiskirchen Ilsi Palacios is the Hispanic Services Coordinator at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. In her role, she provides case…

Resource Fair marks Catholic Charities Food Pantry second anniversary.

April 2, 2024

By Jennifer Hudson To address the growing needs of mid-Missourians, community organizations and local collaborators are strengthening relationships to provide essential support and resources. The Catholic Charities Food Pantry serves…

The Multifaceted Impact of Affordable Housing on Families and Communities

April 1, 2024

Access to stable and affordable housing impacts household income and enhances community well-being in multiple ways. It is not just a roof over one’s head but the catalyst for positive…

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March 7, 2024

“We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.” Dorothy Day   “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” St. Ignatius…