This is the story of most of our clients, but for veterans in particular, these sacrifices call for us to come to their aid. It’s a moral imperative that we should assist those who have served our country.
Studies have shown emergency assistance coupled with case management or other supports is the most effective way to help individuals out of poverty. In some cases, it can take a year or more of intermittent emergency support like food, rent, utilities, or transportation before a family stabilizes enough to take steps toward self-sufficiency.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to being there and providing these supports every day. This means we need to have skilled staff available to meet those in need, competent case managers who can help families set and meet goals, and knowledgeable employment specialists who can help prepare veterans to seek and maintain a living wage job. To achieve this, we need your help!
A recurring monthly donation allows Catholic Charities to plan for consistent, available services.
One hundred people giving $30 per month provides an employment specialist all year.
Fifty people giving $25 per month provides utility assistance to 60 veteran families over the course of a year, keeping the heat and the lights on.
As always, thank you for supporting the work done by the Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph staff. Please consider making your donation as a monthly gift. Click here to enroll, or contact Linda Hopkins, Donor Stewardship Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-659-8205.