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OZARK INDEPENDENT.COM - In a joint session and public hearing of the Springfield City Council and the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD), a number of local non-profit organizations made their pitch for funding from the Community Development Block Grant funds for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year.

SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS JOURNAL - Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Inc. named John Lunardini as senior vice president of operations for its 39-county service area. He previously worked as chief operating officer at Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.

Jana Hukriede, CCUSA 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Jana Hukriede wins the Catholic Charities USA 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award!

Jana Hukriede was nominated to become Catholic Charities USA's 2019 National Volunteer of the Year.

CCUSA has now named Jana as a finalist.

This video above was submitted to CCUSA in support of her candidacy. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri staff and friends speak in it about Jana's work in gardening operations at the agency. Jana has led an effort that now provides fresh fruit and vegetables to pregnant women in LifeHouse, a crisis maternity home and program of CCSOMO.

Register now for the 2019 Bishop’s Walk on April 13, 2019.

With the work and dedication of job trainees, a new community center is created for area residents. "I took it as an opportunity, you know, like to get all of these certifications and not only that, but to learn more than what I already know and use it as a future experience,” says Dony Hernandez. Apprentices like Dony Hernandez received training from Crowder College and other local businesses to learn new skills that could help them further their technical skills. "Everything with l...

Following fire at extended-stay hotel, 15 families are on path to permanent housing There were about 120 households displaced following the fire last month at the Welcome Inn. About 15 of those are now on a path to permanent housing Check out this story on news-leader.com: http://sgfnow.co/2Ic8Iqk...

We are excited, humbled and grateful to have been announced as the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year this evening at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. We are blessed to live and work with all the nonprofits in our community that make southern Missouri such an amazing place. Thank you to everyone, including our donors, volunteers, board members and staff, who make this work possible. Congratulations to all the nonprofits recognized tonight! https://www.facebook.com/CCSOMO/posts/1629484463765...

This morning, Congressman Jason Smith visited the site where houses are being rebuilt for some of the residents of the Village of Pinhook that was destroyed by flooding in 2011. Representative Smith gave a donation from his salary during the government shutdown to Pinhook in support of the rebuilding efforts. CCSOMO is coordinating the rebuilding of nine homes utilizing volunteer labor. https://www.facebook.com/CCSOMO/photos/a.198178806896492.45175.168319103215796/1611721662208859/?type=3&...

Local charity asks for Crock-Pot donations, fire officials say it's safe GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is asking people to donate crock-pots for homeless veterans they help find housing. Most slow-cooker dishes can provide several meals for a single person or family. The Chief Development Officer with the organization described the kitchen appliance as a triple threat. "This really is an opportunity for us to help these families be a...

We are humbled to be one of the finalists for Nonprofit of the Year. This is thanks to all of our donors, volunteers, staff and supporters. We couldn’t do the work we do without each of you! Together we will continue Reaching Out, Providing Hope and Changing Lived! ...

Catholic Charities is honored to be a part of the rebuilding of the homes for the former residents of Pinhook. Their homes were destroyed in 2011 when a levee on the Mississippi River was blown to control flooding elsewhere. Although they had flood insurance, it did not cover because it was a man-made event rather than a natural disaster. https://www.semissourian.com/story/2479957.html A group of former Pinhook, Missouri, residents sing a rendition of the Lord's Prayer at a groundb...

Today is the Point in Time Homeless Count. Two of our Case Mangers, Caitlin and Jessica, are giving out hygiene bags and information on how we can help with long term case management. We are excited to be part of this event! ...

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri names chief development officer Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has announced Mandy Long as their new chief development officer. This is a new position for the organization as they create "chief"- level positions in several areas. “I am excited to join such a wonderful organization that helps so many people in southern Missouri,” Long said in a news release. “Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has grown tremendously over the last cou...

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