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LifeHouse receives OFH grant

At LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home, homeless, pregnant women are finding nourishing food, and plenty of it, for themselves and their babies. And, Ozarks Food Harvest has helped to make that possible. LifeHouse received a $1,000 matching grant from OFH this year, and we are so grateful! LifeHouse Director Michele said, "I remember so well a woman who came to us, and she was pregnant with twins. On her first day at LifeHouse, I noticed that she spent much of the afternoon and evening in the di

Help available for Winter 2015 flood recovery

winter 2015 flood recovery assistance

Help still available for those affected by Winter 2015 flooding Springfield, Mo.––Hundreds of individuals were affected by the historic flooding that occurred in December 2015 and January 2016 across areas of southern Missouri. The floods were declared a national disaster, and there continue to be survivors that have not fully recovered. The Missouri Disaster Case Management Program (MoDCMP) recently selected Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri as the Provider Agency for Region B whic

Everyone Counts

point in time count

Catholic Charities staff and volunteers assisted in statewide point-in-time count. In late January 2017, CCSOMO staff and volunteers assisted in several counties with the Point-in-Time Count, a census of homeless individuals and families. For our staff in the Joplin area, a picture was worth a thousand words. “I wish I had the back story,” noted Callie Lankford, case management supervisor for CCSOMO’s Joplin office. “The pillow and blanket were already there. When we spotted it, we w

Prepare now for winter weather travel

car in snow

Brrrrr! There's a definite crispness to the air today, and this change in temperature arrived alongside Winter Weather Preparedness Day. Anticipate winter weather now and prepare by stocking your vehicle with an emergency kit: First-aid kit Cell phone charger Flashlight and extra batteries Water and snacks Ice scraper and snow brush Boots, gloves and warm clothes for everyone in the car Music and games to help pass the time Jumper cables Flares and safety markers