Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

Stop domestic violenceCatholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault program will be hosting several activities during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October.

Clothesline Project – throughout October

Audubon County Courthouse (318 Leroy St # 5, Audubon, IA 50025)
A visual display of t-shirts decorated by survivors of domestic violence and of love ones who have lost someone due to the crime.

Stuff the Bus – Council Bluffs – Sponsored by SWITA

October 2 (Saturday) • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • 1141 N. Broadway, Council Bluffs
For flier with donation list, CLICK HERE

Community Baby Shower

Council Bluffs – Sponsored by Mary’s Helping Hands, Sacred Heart Parish, WDM
October 15 (Friday) • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Salvation Army parking lot, Charles E. Lakin Campus (715 N. 16th, Council Bluffs, IA)
A drive-thru/walk-up event, open to expecting mothers and families of newborns. Receive free baby items and community resource information. Registration is required. EVENT FLIER- ENGLISHEVENT FLIER – SPANISH
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 8!! Call Nicole at 712-256-2059 ext. 108

Lunch and Learn (Zoom)

Domestic Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later
October 20 (Wednesday) • 12:00 pm • Open to community service providers • Contact Nelcy at 712-256-2059 ext. 105

Survivor Panel (Zoom)

October 27th (Wednesday) • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM • Contact Debrenee at 712-256-2059 ext. 106
Open to community service providers, interested community members, and other survivors.


Childrens christmasJoin us for our newest event! CC FAMILY CHIRSTMAS FEST will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 9-11 a.m. at the Pastoral Center in Des Moines. This family-focused event will kick off with an on-line auction the week before, featuring family oriented gifts and experiences. Food and fun for the whole family!

  • Children’s games and crafts
  • Bishop Joensen will attend/read Christmas story
  • Hand-carved nativity raffle
  • Online auction 11/27-12/4


ART Shamrocks & Shenanigans BlockJoin us for the 2022 SHAMROCKS & SHENANIGANS supporting Catholic Charities on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Izaak Walton League in WDM. Music, food and drink, games, prizes, and of course, lots of shenanigans!

Many thanks to our sponsors and donors who supported our 2021 online Shamrocks & Shenanigans online fundraiser!

Go to our DONOR BOARD to see our ‘event’ donors! Someone from our donor list will be winning two tickets to our 2022 Shamrocks & Shenanigans party, this time live and in person!!