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You can file your income tax returns for FREE – if your income was $60,000 or less in 2014.

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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 2014 was $60,000 or less. Visit MyFreeTaxes.com. For more information, 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....

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 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.  ...

Catholic Charities Receives Award

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was presented with the Horizon Award at the Annual Community Caring Council Breakfast held at SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence. The award is given annually to “an individual or a group who has given extraordinary service to the council in a specific area, whether it be committee work, a special project or as a volunteer to support a council committee, event or activity.” Kyle Schott, Regional Director for Catholic Charities of Southern Miss...

New 55% Tax Credit Opportunity!

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Recently, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) received $10,000 worth of 55% tax credits from the Missouri Housing Development Commission! These are known as AHAP (Affordable Housing Assistance Program) tax credits. To claim these credits, donations must be received by June 30, 2014. Our qualifying services CCSOMO qualifies for these tax credits because we provide a variety of housing services for those in need. LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home is a transitional housing program fo...

Mentors Make a Difference by Volunteering Their Time

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Saturday, January 11, 2014 SIKESTON -- For Bethany Longstreet, choosing to become a mentor to a local child was a no-brainer. The 25-year-old from Sikeston said she likes kids, and she likes helping people. She's tutored other children before but never served as a mentor so this past fall when she saw a flyer about the mentoring program offered through Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri in Sikeston, she didn't let the opportunity pass her by. "I know some kids are looking for extra...