Extreme flooding in several of the counties that comprise our Kansas City-Saint Joseph diocese have devastated towns and farms. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph is working to provide emergency assistance to those in need. Click here to donate now to support our relief efforts.

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Category Archives: Stories

World Series Wager

Game on!
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Catholic Charities San Francisco do a lot of the same great work. We’re both major league providers of compassionate social services.
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Rosie, Royal and Loyal

At 100 years old, she might be The Kansas City Royals’ oldest fan.
But don’t ask Rosie T. to make a World Series prediction.
“Oh, I just don’t know,” Rosie said, wearing her new ‘Hunt for Blue October’ t-shirt. “I don’t know, but I’ll sure be watching.”
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The Life I Have Today

Employment can transform a life.
Earning a living wage provides one of the most direct paths out of poverty.
So we help people prepare for, find and keep jobs. Cory recently shared his story about finding a job — and finding his way back to his family.
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Christmas Shining Star

Crafting Christmas Smiles
“We build smiles.”
That’s how Lee Fox describes the volunteer work he does for Catholic Charities Christmas Shining Star program. Every Tuesday, Lee and a group of fellow toymakers from the Knights of Columbus Council 3414 gather in an out-of-the-way workshop in Gladstone to make Christmas wishes come true. They make wooden toys — including planes, trains, ducks and dolls — so that parents who come to Catholic Charities have something special to give their children on Christmas morning.
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Second Chances

A Single Mother and a Second Chance
For Valerie, the second trip to Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph office was the toughest. It wasn’t just the 45-minute walk in sweltering summer heat; it was everything else as well. She’d been here before, and now she was back where she started — unemployed, struggling with depression and on the verge of homelessness.
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