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Category Archives: Stories

Children & Family Services: 2018 Impact

For more information, contact Sunny Jones, Chief Operating OfficerHere’s one look at what we did last year to help strengthen families–the bedrock to a successful community Supporting healthy children and families How his Catholic Charities journey begins: Brendon has been walking the dark and cold streets of his small Missouri town since before sundown. His…
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This is what affordable housing looks like: 2018 Impact

For more information, contact Jarrod Sanderson, Executive Director, Housing Development As rents in this hot housing market creep up, we’re looking at a housing affordability emergency in slow motion Why Catholic Charities is building houses In the first installment of this series on the four obstacles to housing stability – conviction, eviction, low income and…
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Employment Services: 2018 Impact

For more information, contact Sunny Jones, Chief Operating Officer Our data shows participating in our employment service activities increased average monthly income 162 percent! How helping people back to dignified work goes beyond just finding a job How his Catholic Charities journey begins: Davis* has had four different jobs in the last seven months. Only…
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A beacon of light for those who struggle

CEO Chris Ice The cross identifies human suffering at its worst, but it also proclaims Christ’s victory over death Another lesson of the cross Today we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast traces its origins to the discovery of the true cross in 320 by St. Helena in Jerusalem,…
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Why lower unemployment rates bring more need for employment services

By Kathy Ficcadenti Even with unemployment rates at 4 percent and below, we’re seeing more people at our classes now than we did in the spring What’s behind the paradox With unemployment rates at 4 percent or below, one might think the Employment Services department at Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph would be on…
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