August 2020
Note: As we went to press, the initial reports of destruction in Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Laura were coming in. We are mindful of the suffering of those impacted and offer our prayers as the storm progresses and as their initial recovery begins.
Build Each Other Up
St. Paul's letter to the Thessalonians directs us to "encourage one another and build each other up." In this editorial, CEO Karen Noel explains how our staff members live into this on a daily basis.

Bridging the Gap
While traditionally our Welcome Center provides emergency food assistance, we've been blessed to help our community meet their food needs in new, exciting ways. Click to learn more.
The Importance of Trauma-Informed Design
We hear a lot about trauma-informed care, but what exactly is trauma informed design? Our case manager Claudia has all the details.
The Need for Employment
With the job market constantly changing, many vulnerable men and women are left confused and lacking hope. In this Q&A, our Employment Services specialist goes over the nuanced challenges faced by many, and the creative solutions being used to help.
Housing First Model
It can be hard to engage clients in conversation about addiction and mental health when their biggest focus is finding their next meal. Our Director of Community Housing explains why the Housing First Model is key to helping our clients on multiple levels.
Just Like Always
After six-months of pandemic, little in our lives is left unchanged. At Catholic Charities, however, our amazing colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure the support our at-risk brothers and sisters seek is just “like always.”
Never Give Up! A True Story
In difficult seasons, it can feel impossible to continue on. Here is some inspiration for you and a reminder that we have a God whose love is never ending. "In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge." - Psalm 90

Low-Income Senior Living
available in St. Joseph

Saint Charles Place is currently receiving applications, with move-in dates starting in September. For more information or to apply, call (816) 298-4673.
A Special Video from President/CEO of CCUSA

Check out this special video message from the President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Sr. Donna Markham, regarding our efforts to deal with the pandemic.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph has several opportunities for employment. 

At Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, we're always searching for employees who seek to share their God-given talents and open their hearts to those less fortunate. We currently have several positions available to candidates with a passion for our mission “To Serve & To Lift.”

To view open positions or apply, visit For more information, contact Lynn Lichte, Human Resource Manager, at or (816) 659-8220.

BONUS: CCKCSJ works on a compressed work week
(Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, with Fridays off!)

Communications Manager (Full Time) Kansas City, MO
Position Objective — The Communications Manager is responsible for promoting and supporting the mission of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph as guided by Catholic Social Teaching. This role includes developing and executing marketing/media programs, channel management strategies and communication plans that help promote, protect and enhance Catholic Charities’ brand reputation, drive revenue, and promote all programs. Bachelor's and minimum 5-year's experience in non-profit marketing required. (Click here for more information)

Supportive Services Coordinator (Full Time) St. Joseph, MO
Position Objective — This position is split between our Housing and Children & Family Services programs, working in Saint Charles Place, a low-income senior housing unit in St. Joseph. The Supportive Services Coordinator is responsible for providing case management and parenting education to pregnant and new moms. Candidate must have a BC in Social Work or related human services field with a minimum of three years’ experience. (Click here for more information)
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 250 Kansas City, MO 64130 816.221.4377
1123 S. 10th St. St. Joseph, MO 64503 816.232.2885