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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri kick’s off 10th anniversary year with picnic

[caption id="attachment_6349" align="alignnone" width="1000"] The Most Reverend Bishop Edward M. Rice of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau cuts the ceremonial ribbon presented by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on the occasion of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri’s 10th anniversary, July 24, 2019, in Springfield. PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Farmer de la Torre/CCSOMO.[/caption] It was on July 24, 2009, that Articles of Incorporation were received from the State of Misso...

LifeHouse Giving Opportunities and Wish List for August 2019

LIFEHOUSE GIVING OPPORTUNITIES AND WISH LIST FOR AUGUST 2019 Please consider giving to LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home, a program of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. Residents at LifeHouse are busy working to rebuild their lives. Your help is very much appreciated. Urgent Needs Diaper Bags Hair Cut Gift Cards Towels (Hand and Bath) Fitted Play-Yard Sheets (different from crib sheets)   Hygiene Deodorant Hair Conditioner Body Wash   C...

Safe & Sound Saturday featuring Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and Plan.Prepare.Protect, a disaster preparedness project

[caption id="attachment_6126" align="alignnone" width="300"] Plan.Prepare.Protect is a disaster preparedness curriculum offered by CCSOMO.[/caption] Make your way over to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds (3001 N. Grant, Springfield, Mo., Booth W-15) this Saturday, April 13, 2019, for "Safe & Sound Saturday" featuring Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO). Staff will be on hand to speak about the agency's disaster preparedness curriculum, Plan.Prepare.Protect, and to recognize volun...

Jana Hukriede wins Catholic Charities USA 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award!

i Apr 9th No Comments by

  [caption id="attachment_6112" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Jana Hukriede of Springfield was named the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by Catholic Charities USA. More than 300,000 volunteers contribute their talents to CCUSA ministries.[/caption]   Great news! Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced today that Jana Hukriede of Springfield is their 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Jana is a volunteer at CCSOMO's Monastery headquarters.   The CCUSA Volunteer of the...

New Carthage community center is completed by job trainees

i Apr 26th No Comments by

With the work and dedication of job trainees, a new community center is created for area residents. "I took it as an opportunity, you know, like to get all of these certifications and not only that, but to learn more than what I already know and use it as a future experience,” says Dony Hernandez. Apprentices like Dony Hernandez received training from Crowder College and other local businesses to learn new skills that could help them further their technical skills. "Everything with l...

Following fire at extended-stay hotel, 15 families are on path to permanent housing

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Following fire at extended-stay hotel, 15 families are on path to permanent housing There were about 120 households displaced following the fire last month at the Welcome Inn. About 15 of those are now on a path to permanent housing Check out this story on

Catholic Charities is named 2018 Nonprofit of the Year

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We are excited, humbled and grateful to have been announced as the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year this evening at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. We are blessed to live and work with all the nonprofits in our community that make southern Missouri such an amazing place. Thank you to everyone, including our donors, volunteers, board members and staff, who make this work possible. Congratulations to all the nonprofits recognized tonight!

Village of Pinhook Rebuild

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This morning, Congressman Jason Smith visited the site where houses are being rebuilt for some of the residents of the Village of Pinhook that was destroyed by flooding in 2011. Representative Smith gave a donation from his salary during the government shutdown to Pinhook in support of the rebuilding efforts. CCSOMO is coordinating the rebuilding of nine homes utilizing volunteer labor.

Local charity asks for Crock-Pot donations, fire officials say it’s safe

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Local charity asks for Crock-Pot donations, fire officials say it's safe   GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is asking people to donate crock-pots for homeless veterans they help find housing. Most slow-cooker dishes can provide several meals for a single person or family. The Chief Development Officer with the organization described the kitchen appliance as a triple threat. "This really is an opportunity for us to help these families be a...

Nonprofit of the Year Finalist

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We are humbled to be one of the finalists for Nonprofit of the Year. This is thanks to all of our donors, volunteers, staff and supporters. We couldn’t do the work we do without each of you! Together we will continue Reaching Out, Providing Hope and Changing Lived! ...