Faith Journey Interview with Deaf and Disabilities Ministries Parish Mental Health Coordinator Marie Justin: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter September 2022

  Recently, our department hired Marie Justin as the Parish Mental Health Ministry Coordinator, a position funded by a grant from the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers. She has been with us for a little over a month, and, already, we have greatly...

Qualified Charitable Distributions: How To Use Your IRA To Give – September Newsletter 2022

Over the last several years, there have been many changes to the individual retirement account (IRA) landscape.  Possibly the most overlooked new tool for IRA owners is the qualified charitable distribution, or QCD.  A QCD is a withdrawal from an IRA made directly to...

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...

Outpace Poverty 5K: October 22nd – September Newsletter 2022

Poverty can quickly move into a family’s life: a broken appliance, a medical emergency, a costly car repair can spiral into not meeting monthly bills and missing rent payments. It’s just a few steps from that point to the brink of eviction or foreclosure. It’s...

Serve & Lift Mobile Outreach: Caring for Our Neighbors in Need – September Newsletter 2022

Client Tracy was originally scheduled to pick up at our Forest City distribution drop. When I called to confirm her order, I could sense some uncertainty about that date. We talked a bit more, and she had mentioned she had some medical procedures scheduled soon in the...

The Dignity of Work: Employment Services Restores Confidence – September Newsletter 2022

“We do not get dignity from power, or money or culture. We get dignity from work,” Pope Francis said in a homily for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker; “Work ‘anoints us’ with dignity.” Pope Francis has been quite consistent with his message of the importance of...

Our Board Offers Unique Gifts – September Newsletter 2022

Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph is blessed with a diverse and highly skilled Board of Directors. Their board service is voluntary – their compensation is the robust fulfillment of our agency’s mission to alleviate poverty in our 27-county region! They...

Turn Your Unused Car Into A Vehicle For Hope – September Newsletter 2022

Do you have a car, truck, RV, or boat you are not using? Turn it into hope for families who come to Catholic Charities of Kansas City St. Joseph. Through our Cars4KC program, any vehicle in any condition may be donated and turned into much needed funding for the...

Remembering Mother Teresa’s Feast Day In the Mission of Catholic Charities Kansas City-Saint Joseph Message From The CEO Karen Noel – September Newsletter 2022

We celebrate Mother Teresa’s feast day – September 5 – each and every year. It’s a powerful reminder of why Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph exists.  When Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950, she told the Vatican that their work would...

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...

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