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Fall 2016: Cedar Rapids Flood 2016

As I start this Monday morning, I pause with thankfulness for answered prayers. We, as a community of “Cedar Rapidians”, have demonstrated once again our ability to come together and make a difference! I hear everyone saying “We rose above…..” and we did…we truly did. It took one single call to action on social

Fall 2016: Getting Tech Savvy

Check out our new website. We’ve added many new and convenient ways for generous donors, like you, to give. Look for the icons at the top right corner of our home page!!! You can donate with your credit card or your debit card and it is processed securely through PayPal. LOOK at our new Facebook

Fall 2016: Operation Overnight

This September begins my 8th year at Catholic Worker House! I am proud of all the progress we have made in the last 7 years! One of the biggest changes we have made is the addition of our website, www.catholicworkerhouse.org . I arrived with minimal computer skills and absolutely NO Web Design skills. I have

Fall 2016: My Journey to the Catholic Worker House

A funny thing happened on my way to growing up. For the majority of my life, I’ve been a fully supporting individual with stable, gainful employment and the ability to provide a home for my family. But about ten years ago, I developed a serious problem with alcohol and subsequently, over time, managed to

Ms. Mary

Normally, the amount of time of stay at Catholic Worker House is 30 days for single women and 60 days for families. Occasionally, we have someone who has a need that is much different from our average client. When I met Ms. Mary in May 2014, I knew we were in for a long

Our Guest Julie

Julie came to the house in late October 2009 with 11-year-old son Timothy and 9-year-old daughter Sierra. Julie and her children had been staying with her parents since leaving their apartment when Julie lost her job. During this time, Julie also received an OWI and was just starting substance abuse treatment at St. Luke’s

Talk About Thankful!

Martina Kelm came to us in August 2010. Her son Nathaniel was 10 months old at the time, and she was 12 weeks pregnant with her next son, Parker. Martina had suffered from a long history of IV meth use, sexual abuse and abandonment. Almost since birth, Martina has faced trials and tribulations. Martina

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