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Volunteer Highlight!

Volunteer Highlight! This wonderful group from Ozark United Methodist Church went to Joplin with us on a very rainy day to load our two box trucks and their trailer with construction materials. They returned to Springfield with us and unloaded into our new warehouse. This project was overwhelming for our staff but these volunteers came in and knocked it out in one trip! Our volunteers are the hands and feet of what we do at Catholic Charities. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities

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

National Development Institute Training

Mandy and Heather from our development team are at Community Foundation of the Ozarks for day two of National Development Institute Training. We can't wait to see what they bring back to the office tomorrow!  

Dinner with the Bishop

A big Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri THANK YOU to Tim & Jane Bennett, Nicola’s Restaurant, and Bishop Rice for hosting another “Dinner with the Bishop!” “Dinner with the Bishop” is one of our most sought after Live Auction packages at our annual Dinner for Life gala benefiting one of our amazing services, LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home. As Bishop Rice always says and said it again tonight, “We have 67,000 Catholics in our diocese, so we need 67,000 supporters of C

SGF Give 5 graduation

Yesterday we were able to be part of the SGF Give 5 graduation ceremony! We had three volunteers commit to working with us on a regular basis! Don Johnston, Bob Bazan and Al Cook (not able to attend ceremony), welcome to the CCSOMO family! We are so grateful you will be volunteering with us!

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce for Emerging Young Professionals

Did you know The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has a group for emerging young professionals? The Network for Springfield's Young Professionals is a place where young professionals can network, exchange ideas and work to improve our community. We are excited to be part of this great organization!  

Dinner for Life had wonderful success this year

Dinner for Life raises crucial funding for LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home Springfield MO -  Published in The Mirror A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Jeffrey Sweet) Over 300 caring individuals gathered at the White River Conference Center in Springfield on Sept. 15 to express their support for homeless, pregnant women who choose life for their babies. Dinner for Life is the annual fundraiser in support of LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home, a program of Catholic Cha

LifeHouse Feels the Love!

We are so thankful for the generosity of John Widiger and Youngblood Auto Group in Springfield. We came to John with grant funds to purchase a vehicle for LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home to transport our women and babies to appointments. Through a donation to LifeHouse, John made it possible for us to upgrade our purchase to a 2017 Nissan Rogue. He is pictured here with CCSOMO Executive Director Maura Taylor and Michele Marsh, Director of LifeHouse.

Catholic Charities Responds to Needs of Those Affected by the Floods

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is the primary disaster case management provider for southern Missouri.              Flood survivors with unmet needs may receive long-term              recovery assistance, and help with home repairs.   [caption id="attachment_4638" align="alignright" width="300"] Downtown Van Buren[/caption] Between May 8 and May 17, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) participated in 12 Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) held

Be Tornado Ready

Severe Weather Season is Here. March - June are when tornadoes are most likely to occur; however, tornadoes can strike at any time. Extreme tornadic wind can damage and destroy homes and property, and cause injuries. Heed Warnings The National Weather Service issues watches and warnings for severe weather. "Tornado Watch" means that there is potential for a tornado, be prepared to take shelter. "Tornado Warning" means there is a tornado, take shelter immediately. Do not wait for a "T