OUR MISSION Inspired by the Gospel Mandate, Catholic Charities transforms lives and communities through hope-filled care, services and advocacy.
In 1879, Father Bernard Donnelly established Mount St. Bernard’s Orphanage in Kansas City. With that one act of faith, hope and charity, many lives — and a community — were transformed. And, from that humble beginning, a strong tradition of compassionate care and social service took root, thrived and grew to become Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Today, millions of lives have been transformed, and our community is a much different — much better — place.