Encounter at Catholic Charities

Charity and Mercy Grants

June 24, 2024

By Deacon Lou Leonatti 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…

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From Dominican Republic to dream job — How faith led me to help immigrants at Catholic Charities

June 11, 2024

By Moises Sosa 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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“Why I give to Catholic Charities”

February 16, 2024

By Stan Koenigsfeld 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…

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