Catholic Charities agencies around the state provide case management and direct assistance to families and individuals affected by disasters. Recent examples include services following the 2011 tornadoes in Joplin, St. Louis and Sedalia, and flooding in the Northwest and Southeast areas of the state. In addition, Catholic Charities of Missouri has a Disaster Response Director to assist the agencies with preparing for and responding to disasters.
Each of the four Catholic Charities agencies provides counseling for a broad range of issues, including family concerns, aging, mental health, and substance abuse.
Catholic Charities of St. Louis and Kansas City-St. Joseph provide a broad range of services to meet the housing needs of many Missourians, including the elderly, those with disabilities, and families with children.
Catholic Charities contracts with the state of Missouri to provide foster care and case management services to children in the custody of the state in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.
In addition to housing, agencies in St. Louis and Kansas City-St. Joseph provide a broad array of services to seniors, including home health, social settings, nutrition, respite care, and transportation.
Services are offered to help pregnant women and young families cope with life changes in a positive, healthy fashion.
Comprehensive services for veterans are provided in both Kansas City and St. Louis areas. Services include housing assistance, job preparation and training, counseling, and emergency assistance.
The Turn-Around program of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph helps those leaving prison to re-integrate into society successfully, through supportive services such as counseling, job preparation and training, and financial assistance.