Mission: Catholic Charities is the social service organization of the Archdiocese of Dubuque responding to persons in need and working to achieve justice in our society.
Vision: Catholic Charities advocates for and serves individuals, families, parishes and communities in the thirty county area of Northeast Iowa to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities by providing help and creating hope.
“"...in their first letters my birth parents both said ‘We made this decision out of love.’ It was very self-less. They made that decision based on what was best for me, not necessarily what was best or easiest for them...they wouldn’t see my first steps, the first time I rolled over — so they had to have a lot of faith that my adoptive parents would love me just like they loved me. It’s probably the most powerful selfless gift that they could give me and one that was given out of love. I am very blessed that both my birth parents were open to contact. Being able to express to them my thanks for giving me the gift of life and making an incredibly selfless decision with my best interest in mind was a really powerful experience. Not everyone can say that they have two sets of parents who love them like I do!””