About Us

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque was founded in 1931 as a non-profit, social service organization in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and is part of a national social services network through Catholic Charities USA.  We offer a wide variety of programs for individuals who are in the greatest need and we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Catholic Charities Mission:

The mission of Catholic Charities is to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities in the 30 most northeast counties of Iowa.

Catholic Charities Vision:

Through our partnerships with parishes and communities, we respond to changing social needs and provide help and create hope for the must vulnerable populations.

We Believe:


  • 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.