October 2020
FROM CEO KAREN NOEL
Celebrating our Roots & All to Come
The Fall season is full of events, celebration, and special observances. CEO Karen Noel has a special message for family and friends of Catholic Charities, including one that is particularly close to her heart.

WELCOME CENTER
Shoulder to Shoulder, We Welcome All
Ending poverty in northwest Missouri is not a one-man job — it requires diligent, consistent collaboration from community partners, agencies, and workers across the region. Our Welcome Center specialist explains how our joint efforts are changes lives for the better.
CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
Give the Moms a Break!
It's fair to say this year has been full of surprises and challenges, especially for the mothers picking up extra duties at home. Our Director of Children & Family Services shares a message of encouragement and hope.
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
The Ace Up Your Sleeve
Many of our clients are not dealt a great hand of cards, but our Employment Services works to provide an ACE up their sleeve, thereby allowing them to win games previous lost, including self-sustaining employment.
HOUSING SERVICES
Trauma-Informed Care for Housing
Many of our clients have experienced trauma, including that of chronic homelessness. Our Housing Services team works intentionally and patiently with these clients, providing them the consistent care they need.
OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT
Two Are Better Than One
Part of what makes Catholic Charities so special is the overall purpose that brings together families, donors, communities, and volunteers from all walks of life. As members of the Body of Christ, we help each other.
CARES FUNDING LOCATIONS AND DATES

October 28, 2020
St. Patrick | Butler, MO | 10:00-1:00 PM

October 28, 2020
Sacred Heart | Warrensburg, MO | 1:00-4:00 PM

October 29, 2020
Immaculate Conception | Lexington, MO | 10:00-1:00 PM

October 30, 2020
St. Charles Borromeo | Kansas City, MO | 10:00-1:00 PM

October 30, 2020
St. Gregory Barbarigo | Maryville, MO | 10:00-1:00 PM

November 2, 2020
St. George/St. Jude | Odessa/Oak Grove, MO | 10:00-1:00 PM

November 2, 2020
St. Monica | Kansas City, MO | 1:00-4:00 PM

November 4, 2020
Holy Rosary | Clinton, MO | 4:00-7:00 PM

**Please contact Aaron Siewald at (816) 659-8259 to be sure you qualify and for a list of necessary documents**
JOYFUL NOISE
"All Saints Day Pep Talk"
What does a triathlon have to do with the Communion of Saints? Fr. Mike Schmitz draws a unique parallel as we approach the important Feasts of All Souls and All Saints Day!
CAREERS
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 www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org. For more information, contact Lynn Lichte, Human Resource Manager, at llichte@ccharities.com or (816) 659-8220.

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

Birthparent Coordinator/Family Development Specialist (FT) Kansas City, MO
Position Objective — This position seeks to assist families through comprehensive case management, birth-options counseling, and parenting education. Services focus on aiding parents in the healthy development of their children through education, developmental assessments of children, goal setting and attainment, as well as assistance meeting their immediate needs. Must have a bachelor's in social work or related field. (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