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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque was founded in 1931 as a non-profit, social service organization in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The organization serves 30 counties in Northeast Iowa and is part of a national social services network through Catholic Charities USA working to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities. We offer a wide variety of programs that strive to provide help and create hope for the individuals in our society who are in the greatest need. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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People can recover, reclaim and transform their lives. All people have unique strengths. Every person deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to call home. Family is the foundational structure of society and must be supported. Community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being. All people should have access to affordable health care, jobs that pay a livable wage, and economic security to plan for the future. Our mission is deeply rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teachings.

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Volunteer Need 1
Jail & Prison Ministry: Mentor A one-on-one, supportive relationship between a mentee working to develop and succeed, and an individual sharing knowledge and experience to help the mentee define and achieve his/her goals. Mentoring relationships are based on trust and respect.
Volunteer Need 2
Jail & Prison Ministry: Circle of Support and Accountability Member or Circle Leader An ancient dialogue practice that creates a safe space to discuss difficult topics. The Circle builds trust, relies on honesty and respect, and encourages speaking from the heart. Together, the group celebrates successes and achievement of goals
Volunteer Need 3
Jail and Prison Visitation:Visiting with inmates to offer a ministry of presence and companionship, possible opportunities for Bible study, faith sharing, and worship, depending on the facility
Volunteer Need 4
Housing: Visiting Companions Help provide companionship for a senior citizen or disabled adult in our Ecumenical Tower Affordable Housing property. Individuals, or small groups may visit residents and visits may last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. We have identified residents who may enjoy and benefit from a regular visitor and we will work with you to identify your interests in order to best ensure a good match for your weekly visit.
Volunteer Need 5
Housing:Afternoon Movie Host Every forth Thursday of the month Ecumenical Tower hosts a “Movie Night” in the afternoon for our senior citizen and disabled adult residents. Volunteer “Hosts” (or “Co-hosts”) are needed to help run this fun event!