Children & Family Services

Happy Bottoms Reaches Our Northern Counties

We are excited to share that our partnership with Happy Bottoms is now available at our St. Joseph Office and Cameron Location! Each month participants can go to their distribution location and receive 50 diapers or 30 pull-ups once every month. Is your child...

Dignity Of Life – September Newsletter 2022

The debate about human life has been in the news and at the Supreme Court level a lot lately. Here at Catholic Charities, all life, and the dignity inherent in every life is very important to us. Dignity is a core value listed in the Social Work Code of Ethics stating...

Social-Emotional Development and becoming a “Social Butterfly” June Newsletter 2022

We are happy to announce that in July 2022, Catholic Charities Kansas City- St. Joseph will be rolling out a new social-emotional program. The program, “Social Butterflies”, will provide social-emotional services to children 1-5 years old. Social-emotional development...

Who is a Birthmother? Breaking stereotypes.

Birthmothers are our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, and neighbors. The adoption program at Catholic Charities is honored to work with women of all ages who come to us wanting a stable, loving and secure future for their babies when they are unable to provide it....

Marie Finds Freedom and Stability

Be A Star Thrower:  I cannot believe I am this close to reaching my goal! It has been refreshing to watch myself learn and grow at Catholic Charities Kansas...

Many Starfish Need Many Star Throwers

The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:35, 40 this is what being a star thrower means. Putting on the heart of Christ means serving the least among us whether hungry or thirsty, help getting over sickness, or in bad situations. Christ did not come to be among the highest in society, but as a lowly servant seeking to save the isolated and cast out. The manger and shepherds were symbols of that, that even the simplest of situations can bring about the greatest of miracles.

Marie picks up Christmas Shining Star Gifts for her Children

Today I picked up the Christmas Shining Star gifts. I cried with joy. Such a burden was lifted from my shoulders.

Marie Learns New Parenting Skills: Children & Family Services

Be A Star Thrower:  After beginning the job search, Marie still has to make sure that she is succeeding in the one consistent job she has: parenting. Just because...

Jamie Wiggington Master of ACE’s Trainer: Completion of Understanding ACEs Train the Trainer Program 

Jamie Wiggington, a Housing Case Manager in the Permanent Housing program at Catholic Charities recently completed a program called Master Adverse Childhood Experiences - an event offered by the Rotary Clubs of St. Joseph. She was one of 65 service professionals...

Dear Mom, Thanks for being ‘The One’

One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise your spirits; One life can make the difference, BE THAT ONE TODAY. Dear Mom, We know sometimes the road is hard. We know your...


Children and Family Services


Case management, parenting education and child development assessments help increase family stability and creates a nurturing environment in which children can grow and thrive. Mom’s Empowerment and Social Butterflies serve families from pregnancy and through the child’s preschool years.

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Mom’s Empowerment Program

The Mom’s Empowerment program equips pregnant and new moms with knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and up to the baby’s first birthday.  The program goal is to help families become self-sufficient.

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Adoption Services

We placed a record number of children into loving households through our adoption services exceeding the past eight years!

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Social Butterflies

Families with children between 1-5 years old, will receive developmental services to increase the child’s social and emotional development, address mental health and behavioral health needs, and receive parenting education. 

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