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Motivated by the love of Christ, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri seeks to improve the lives of the vulnerable by providing quality, compassionate social services which meet local needs. We serve all people regardless of faith. Click here to learn more about our Programs & Services.

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is a member agency of the Catholic Charities USA network.

Happenings at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri

On October 20, 2021, CCSOMO leaders, Board members, along with local civic leaders, gathered to break ground for LifeHouse Cape Girardeau Crisis Maternity Home. The new facility located in Cape Girardeau will serve homeless pregnant of southeastern Missouri and is scheduled to open December 2022.

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Knights of Columbus, St. Agnes Council 13682 gifts proceeds from its February 2022 Knight Striking Out Bowl-A-Thon event benefiting Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri.

The Springfield Daily Citizen reports on affordable housing needs in the community. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was invite to contribute to the conversation regarding Rental Assistance Demonstration Programs (RADs). To learn more about RADs and Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri's take on the issue, click the link.

In case you missed Friday afternoon's broadcast on KSMU - Ozarks Public Radio of its Sense of Community program, featuring Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri client Amanda, you can listen to it the link below.

Amanda's story is eye-opening--imagine sleeping outside in the cold on a couch with your child; or being so thirsty you can't swallow yet no one will give you a drink of water. Amanda survived these traumas, yet even though her life is on the mend at our Rancho Temporary Emergency Shelter for homeless families and women in need of medical respite, she still must secure a permanent place to live and employment to fully reclaim her life..

For Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri's part, we will continue to help her with the supports and referrals she need. She'll need this help from Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and more partners to achieve a productive life of dignity and hope.