February 2020
Continuing Poverty Awareness
January was Poverty Awareness Month, and although it is only recognized one month out of the year, most of our clients experience poverty all year long. Our Interim CEO explains how we respond to the need.

The Poverty Mindset
When someone is living in chronic poverty, their mindset shifts from one of growth to one of self-sabotage. Our Welcome Center Resource Specialist provides a keen look at the way the poverty mind works, and how a new service is targeting those clients who struggle the most.
A Day in the Life
Our goal is to lift clients to the dignity of self-reliance, yet the various traumas and situational intricacies of each client can make things difficult. Our Children & Family Services case manager gives you a look into her day-to-day life and how creative thinking is key.
Radical Uplifting 
In this e-newsletter, our Welcome Center explored how mindset impacts a person's ability to climb out of poverty. Our Director of Employment Services follows this up by explaining the new conjoined service designed to eliminate the poverty mindset and provide steady employment.
No Veteran Left Behind
This article covers the final part of our four-step process in guiding veterans out of poverty. Our Veteran Services specialist explains how our follow-through and aftercare process surrounds veterans and ensures they maintain self-sufficiency.
Carrying the Cross of Poverty
Sometimes the most important thing we can do is help carry someone else’s cross. Our Executive Director of Outreach and Engagement reflects on the significance of Simon of Cyrene in the Passion and how we can imitate his influence this Lenten season.
What is Lent all about?
What's the deal with Lent? This video answers all of your questions and more.

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. This is the work we undertake every day at Catholic Charities. We currently have several positions available to candidates with a passion for our mission “To Serve and To Lift.” To view or apply for our open positions, go to our website at  www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org . For more information, contact Melissa Watson, HR Generalist, at  mwatson@ccharities.com  or 816-659-8224.

BONUS: CCKCSJ works on a compressed work week
(Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm, with Friday's off!)

Chief Executive Officer (1 FT) Kansas City, MO
Position ObjectiveThe Chief Executive Officer will lead our staff, engage Board of Directors, and expand our financial resources to help us lift people out of poverty in our 27-county diocesan area. Responsibilities include ensuring effective operations, providing supervision to program directors, maintaining and developing agency budget, and overseeing compliance with all federal, state and local accreditations. This candidate is a servant leader, works hard to inspire staff, board members, donors and volunteers, and is dedicated to the Mission and Vision of Catholic Charities. Must have a master's degree in social services or business-related program.

Director of Community Housing (1 FT) St. Joseph, MO
Position ObjectiveThe Director of Community Housing provides leadership to the Community Housing Case Management staff in service delivery to clients in Kansas City and St. Joseph. Responsibilities include monitoring grant compliance, staff training and development, and managing program budget. The Director of Community Housing is in charge of managing multiple database systems, reviewing and verifying data, completing funder reports and grant submissions. Must have a master's degree in social work or related human service field.
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 250 Kansas City, MO 64130 816.221.4377
1123 S. 10th St. St. Joseph, MO 64503 816.232.2885