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Assist Children & Families in Crisis

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Our Families in Crisis programs are fundamental to charity and advocacy at heart of our serving mission.

When you support the Families in Crisis programs you do more than help us meet a basic need for an individual or family facing crisis. You give peace of mind when life gets difficult so healing can begin and hope can be renewed. It's...

  • Diapers for baby while mom is looking for work

  • One month's rent so a family is not evicted

  • Clothes for a family after a house fire

  • A bus ticket to safety for a young girl pursued by a trafficker

  • Groceries when payday is a few days away

  • A week of medication for an elderly woman on a fixed income

  • Replacing a water heater for a family's flood-damaged home

  • A hotel stay while arrangements are made for a domestic abuse victim's safety

  • A water bill paid for a hard-working couple with medical expenses


When hardships arise, it gives families relief to hear, "Yes, we can help!"

Families/Rural Families in Crisis Funds:

Funds, as available, are restricted to direct financial assistance for people in crisis to help with rent/mortgage, utilities, food, medication, travel to medical appointments and other basic needs. Funds serve all 24 counties of northwest Iowa.

Families are vetted to ensure all other resources have been accessed and that we are the last point of contact. We also make sure that this financial assistance will be a ‘hand up’. To do this, we work with them to determine what led to the crisis, and put measures in place to prevent the crisis from reoccurring.

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Our room at stocked with basic essentials for living such as food, new clothing, hygiene necessities or diapers for our clients or people who walk in our doors and are in need of the

Our overall goal is to empower and strengthen families so they are able to take care of themselves and build their own safety nets for the future.

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“I’d love to visit with you about these ways to support our mission to help God’s people in need.” 

Amy Jones,

Director of Marketing and Development
Catholic Charities, 1601 Military Road, Sioux City, 51103

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