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Missouri Bishops issue statement on Medicaid Expansion

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Download a copy of the full statement here: Bishops’ Statement on Medicaid Expansion Statement of the Missouri Catholic Conference on Current Legislative Considerations of Medicaid Expansion In the fall of 2019, we expressed our support for the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, stating “we offer our support for this effort because of the unmet healthcare needs…

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New Walk With Ease Session begins April 12 – Registration Open

Walk With Ease (WWE) is recognized by the CDC as an evidence-based walking program to improve balance and strength, increase walking pace, and improve arthritis symptoms and confidence in one’s ability to manage arthritis symptoms.  Through weekly Zoom sessions, trained lifestyle coaches facilitate discussions regarding challenges and successes of the walking program and provide education…

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Nutrition Counseling Classes begin six week session on April 13th

Would you like help changing your food & health attitudes and behaviors? Catholic Charities is here to help! CCCNMO’s Nutrition Counseling program will help participants to learn how to incorporate healthy cooking skills and new food knowledge into their lifestyle. Classes are led by a Registered Dietitian using the Healthy for Life Program created by…

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New home for Catholic Charities is taking shape

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story online: Jefferson City News Tribune Website The new home for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is taking shape.The former La Salette Missionaries chapel and gymnasium in Jefferson City are undergoing a transformation into a comprehensive health and social services…

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Family connected to resources through 211 help line

This story originally appeard in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story online: News Tribune Website Callers to 211, the community help line, have somewhat consistently for years needed assistance with the same things — housing and paying utilities.by Joe Gamm Feb. 20 2021 @ 11:11pm Megan Criddle, right, talks to her 7-month-old daughter, Hope,…

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All Catholic Charities sites closed February 17th due to winter weather

All Catholic Charities offices in Jefferson City, Columbia, and Sedalia are closed on Wednesday, February 17th in response to winter weather. Please stay tuned to this website and Catholic Charities social media for updates on further closures.

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Transformation well under way for new Catholic Charities headquarters

This story originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. Read the full story online: Catholic Missourian Website By Jay Nies Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri’s new headquarters in Jefferson City will be one of the most energy-efficient buildings around. The renovated and expanded former La Salette Seminary chapel and gymnasium will include an array…

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Catholic Charities Hispanic resource coordinator breaks down barriers to help throughout the diocese

This story originally appeared in The Catholic Missourian. Read the full article online: Catholic Missourian Website. By Jay Nies “Estoy aquí para ti.” “I am here for you.” Ilsi Palacios embodies those words of assurance to Spanish-speaking people in need throughout the Jefferson City diocese. She is the Hispanic Resource Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Central…

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Jim Wisch stays busy helping Jefferson City community

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story at the News Tribune Website. Jim Wisch has worn a number of hats — from engineer to business owner to hospital board member to volunteer to artist. Although Wisch is retired, he finds himself very busy these days.Your He oftentimes finds…

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Catholic Charities Receives $3,243 Donation for a New Upright Refrigerator from The Food Bank

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) announced today that they are a recipient of a $3,243 grant from The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (The Food Bank) to help provide hunger-relief to Cole County families. The funds have been used to purchase a glass-door upright refrigerator that…

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