Staff Reflections

An outpouring of gratitude

August 7, 2023

By Tori Baker As I celebrate my one-year anniversary of working at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, I am filled with gratitude for the remarkable experiences and the…

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How the social teachings of the church help us realize our mission

August 23, 2022
Lori Stoll, Food Programs Coordinator, stands in the waiting area of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry

A staff reflection from Lori Stoll, Food Programs Coordinator When I began working at Catholic Charities in 2020 our Executive Director, Dan Lester, would often use the term ‘Catholic Social…

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What to do when your mood is as gloomy as the winter sky

January 27, 2022

It is common to experience a mood shift during the colder and darker months of Fall and Winter, while symptoms can vary from person to person, mindful attention and care can counteract the “gloomies”.

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Staff Reflection: Celebrating Afghan refugee women and children through support

January 18, 2022
Frishta Aslami And Baby A

By Valerie Berta, Community Engagement Coordinator, Catholic Charities Refugee Services If you’re a Mom you know what I mean. Bad pregnancy symptoms. Taking care of children while carrying another. Wondering what tomorrow…

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Staff Reflection: Community Sponsors in Jefferson City embrace Afghan refugees as neighbors

December 22, 2021

We are so grateful for the Community Sponsorship role that has been a vital part of our agency’s ability to help resettle over 250 Afghan refugees since September 26th. As…

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