Family of Four

Author’s Note: This is a true account of a family at the Catholic Charities St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter. The names of the family and some details have been changed to protect the privacy of the family. Catholic …

Elizabeth’s Story

On February 9th 2017 Representative David Young met with Catholic Charities staff and clients to learn more about the plight of refugees coming to America. He met individually with three Catholic Charites refugee clients from El Salvador, Burma, and Somalia …

Mirna’s Story

On February 9th 2017 Representative David Young met with Catholic Charities staff and clients to learn more about the plight of refugees coming to America. He met individually with three Catholic Charites refugee clients from El Salvador, Burma, and Somalia regarding the persecution, …

Mohamed’s Story

Mohamed Irad is originally from Somalia. Due to civil war in the 1990’s he and his family had to flee for their safety. He fled to Kenya and eventually immigrated to South Africa. He worked as a business …

Lumanya’s Family Story

Written by Elsie Rotich, Reception and Placement Case Manager Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines. She stands in the middle of the featured photo of this story surrounded by Lumanya on the far right, and his children. The …