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Thank you, SEAS School!

I went to see some of the children at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School this morning to thank them for their donation to LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home last week. The school held a baby shower for LifeHouse as part of Catholic Schools Week. They filled our hallways with enough diapers and wipes to supply our new moms for several months! And if that wasn't enough, their teachers spent an evening together making blankets for us. It took two vans to bring everything to us! We are all are overwhelmed


Below, our friends, Rick and Rhonda Cuba, share their personal reasons for supporting Catholic Charities and in particular, LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home. We asked Rick and Rhonda to share their story as an example of all our supporters who mean so much to us. Whether you give $10 a month, volunteer a few hours a week, or give a major gift to keep our doors open, friends like you mean the world to us. And it’s important for the women we help to know that they have people like you on their

Your Year-End Donation Matters!

Those turning to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri — ordinary individuals and families — are knocking on our door in a moment of extraordinary need. Truly, it is your compassion and generosity that enable us to be there for thousands of our struggling neighbors. This New Year, let us join together to turn lives filled with fear and darkness into lives filled with help and hope. Please help us reach those neighbors who need us most with a special donation today. If you have

Hurry! Reserve Tax Credits Before They’re Gone!

Did you know that we have 50% tax credits available for donations of $100 or more to LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home? What this means for you is once you make your donation, you will receive half of the gift amount back on your Missouri state taxes, and you can still claim your normal federal and state charitable deductions for the full amount of the gift. Gifts made by check, credit card, or stocks, bonds and securities are eligible for this credit. Claiming Tax Credits is Easy. Here’s

A Good Day! From the desk of Maureen Jersak, Director of Communications and Development

It is wonderful when we receive feedback that our work really does matter and makes a difference! And it’s truly humbling to witness the generosity of our supporters. Today I got a sample of both. I received an email from a gentleman wanting information on how to make a monthly gift. On replying, I asked him what made him want to support our programs. This is part of his reply: “It’s simple.  I lived in Joplin until 22 May 2011…We’d still be living in the same spot if it weren