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THE BISHOP’S WALK 2016 – FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES

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The Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities – Families Helping Families will be held on Saturday, March 12, and Bishop Emeritus John J.  Leibrecht will participate at the Springfield location. Parishes from throughout the diocese are participating during this special year—the Year of Mercy! The Bishop’s Walk is a fun, community-building event, as well as an opportunity to observe the Lenten practice of almsgiving because all proceeds support Catholic Charities’ programs that serve the...

You can file your income tax returns for FREE – if your income was $62,000 or less in 2015.

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Each year, millions of people pay, on average, more than $200.00 to prepare and file their tax return, because they didn't know there was a free option. There is! You can file a free federal return and up to three state returns if your income in 2015 was $62,000 or less. Visit MyFreeTaxes.com. For more information, click here....

50% and 55% Tax Credit Opportunities Available!

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Catholic Charities currently has two types of tax credits available for certain donations. What is a tax credit? A tax credit is a direct deduction (or credit) from what you owe in taxes to the State of Missouri during a taxable year. This amount is in addition to the regular state and federal deductions you can take for charitable donations. 50% Maternity Home Tax Credit Donations of $100 or more to LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home from individuals or businesses are eligible for tax credits...

Catholic Charities offers Developmental Disability Seminar on Self-Advocacy for Educational Services and Supports

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This free seminar is designed for parents, case managers and service providers. It is being offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 8, 2015 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The speaker, Byron Koster, specializes in Special Education Advocacy, and has devoted the last 19 years to protecting the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities. For complete information and to register for the seminar, click here. Lunch will be provided....

Do you qualify for SNAP benefits?

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To determine if you qualify for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and for help in applying for benefits, click here....

Catholic Charities Launches Program to Help Veterans

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In January 2015, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri launched a new program that serves veterans and their families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program receives funding through a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the project is to address the staggering reality of homelessness among veterans. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, there are 49,933 homeless v...

Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

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Updated: Jul 09, 2014 7:14 PM CDT Aired on Fox14 TV in Joplin, MO FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports | Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.Linda Romine lost her car trying to help a friend in the Joplin tornado. She also lives on social security. The combination caused credit troubles.Romine says, "I'm a retired registered nurse and...

Catholic Charities joins with Red Cross and other agencies to help flood victims

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 July 3, 2014 - Press Release from office of Red Cross The Southern Missouri Region of the American Red Cross is responding with local partner agencies to provide a “one stop shop” of recovery resources. The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) is open to all families in need of recovery assistance in the community of Fremont, and surrounding areas in Carter County, affected by flash flooding earlier this week. The MARC will be located at the First Baptist Church of Fremont; 307 Third ...

Home Repair Program in Cape Girardeau utilizes volunteers

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KFVS Channel 12 in Cape Girardeau and radio station KZIM recently ran stories on our Home Repair program for that area. Click on this link for the television news article and click on this link for the radio announcement....

Catholic Charities remains committed to Joplin’s recovery

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May 22, 2014 marks the third anniversary of the devastating F5 tornado in Joplin. Click here for an update on the ongoing needs and how CCSOMO continues to help.  ...