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Press Release Catholic Charities USA Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and their Families Jan 25, 2017 Alexandria, Va. – Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) expressed profound concern about President Trump’s immigration-related...

Wells Fargo Shelter Grant 
We are so pleased to be awarded a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo for our emergency family shelter operations! This grant will help fund the operations of our shelter by sustaining the infrastructure that temporarily alleviates the burden of housing for homeless families. This allows our staff to...

Refugee Summit 2016 
Refugee Summit 2016 The Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Team attended and participated in the Refugee Summit hosted by area service providers and United Way. The Refugee Summit was held at Plymouth Church in Des Moines on October 7, 2016. The summit was a way of...

Conversion of food pantry to an improved, choice-style pantry requires Catholic Charities to no longer offer clothing as of January 1, 2017.

The new Safe at Home act shrouds a victim by allowing them to change their permanent address to Des Moines regardless of where they live.

Summary of 2016 World Refugee Day in Des Moines.

Survivor Statement Display 
Pictured are: Sarah Miller, Sexual Assault Advocate (and the photographer) and Carrie Potter, Sexual Abuse Coordinator from Catholic Charities Phoenix House in Council Bluffs.   The photographic Survivor Statement Display is currently at Alegent Health Community Memorial...

Students at high schools participated in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February.

Catholic Charities, LSI, and other groups interviewed in this story by KCRG TV-9 in Eastern Iowa discussing Sirian refugees and how long it will take them to reach the U.S.

This is a story of a family who found them selves homeless, and on the verge of splitting up. Through staff and services at Catholic Charities St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter the family reconnected, found structure, and developed a plan for their family to find housing and thrive.

August e-Caritas Newsletter 
E-Caritas is the online newsletter for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines.

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