Join the team at Catholic Charities


Come join an outstanding team of professionals who share a passion for empowering individuals and strengthening families!

What is Catholic Charities?

Catholic Charities serves individuals and families who can benefit from our services primarily within the 23 counties of the Des Moines Diocese in southwest Iowa. Because our mission is based on Catholic Social Teaching, we are compelled to help ALL in need, regardless of religion, race, gender, or demographic. We partner with many other civic and religious organizations in the area to complement our services and strive for well-rounded care for those we serve.

As one wise former employee put it “we are faith based, not faith biased.”

Our vision statement says a lot about who we are:


Advocate: In fostering self-sufficiency for our clients.

Serve: In empowering our clients and all we encounter.

Partner: In engaging fully in our relationships with others.

Innovate: In enhancing essential client services and programming.

Respect: In demonstrating our sacred trust to all we serve and do.

Excel: In living our commitment to human dignity, a healthy community, and the Catholic Social Teachings.

Catholic Charities is a 501c3 nonprofit. We are a United Way agency and receive funding from local, state, and federal government sources. We also rely on a group of amazing donors who believe in our mission of empowering individuals and strengthening families in our southwest Iowa region.