Catholic Charities of Missouri, LLC
Who We Are
Catholic Charities of Missouri, a partnership of the four Catholic Charities agencies in the state and the Missouri Catholic Conference, was formed in December 2010. Its purpose is to bring Catholic social services to all areas of the state, particularly those where poverty is prevalent but services are scarce. While services are always grounded in Catholic social teaching, they are provided to all in need regardless of religion. Thus, the services people receive are based not on their faith, but on ours.
While Catholic Charities of Missouri itself is relatively new, its partners have a long history and tradition of providing social services and advocacy in the state of Missouri.
Catholic Charities of St. Louis – This organization, serving the Archdiocese of St. Louis, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2012, although some of its federated agencies have been in existence even longer. It serves a wide range of disadvantaged populations: dependent, abused and neglected children; unemployed or homeless adults; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as a result of drug abuse or alcoholism; senior citizens with special needs; and many more. To learn more about the more than 157,000 people Catholic Charities of St. Louis serves each year, go to www.ccstl.org.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph – This agency, serving the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, traces its beginnings to 1879. In 2011, over 294,000 people received services designed to protect and nurture children, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, strengthen families, support the vulnerable, and honor older adults with care and dignity, through CCKC-SJ and its partners. To learn more about Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and its programs, go to www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri – Serving the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was established in 2009. It gained great visibility and growth in the summer of 2011 as it provided much needed disaster response services to over 5,000 individuals following the Joplin tornado. Today, CCSOMO continues to provide case management and home repair services to those impacted by tornadoes and flooding, while expanding its services beyond the disaster arena. You can follow the progress of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri at www.ccsomo.org.
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri – Our newest partner agency was officially established in the Diocese of Jefferson City on July 1, 2011. Prior to its new designation, members of this organization provided many services in the diocese through the Office of Family Life, the Social Concerns Office, and Refugee and Immigration Services. Find out more about Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri at www.cccnmo.org.
Missouri Catholic Conference – While not a service provider, the Missouri Catholic Conference is an important partner of Catholic Charities of Missouri. The MCC is the public policy agency of Missouri’s bishops, provides advocacy at the state and federal level for all the people we serve, and is a well-respected voice for the poor. To stay current with its latest activities, go to www.mocatholic.org.
“Closing our eyes to our neighbor also blinds us to God.”
Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Charities opens its eyes to our neighbors all across Missouri. Consider the impact of our agencies:
• Over 400,000 Missourians received services through Catholic Charities and partner programs in 2011.
• Catholic Charities agencies secured over $100,000,000 from a variety of funding sources to serve the people of Missouri in 2011.
• Over 1,600 people have meaningful employment with Catholic Charities agencies in Missouri.
• In 2011, 6,341 volunteers provided 147,423 hours of service to Missouri’s Catholic Charities agencies.
• Catholic Charities agencies are good stewards of donated funds. On average, overhead accounts for less than 10% of agency budgets and donation dollars are leveraged ensuring for every $1 donated, $5 are spent on services.
Catholic Charities agencies in Missouri are strong and growing! Joining the centennial agencies from Kansas City-St. Joseph and St. Louis, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and Central and Northern Missouri now help us to open our eyes to our neighbors statewide.
For services in your (Arch)diocese, please contact:
4532 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-2098
20 W. 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
601 S. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65806
2201 W. Main
Jefferson City, MO 65109