Community Partners

Catholic Charities is proud to be affiliated with, and receive support
from the following partners:

Archdiocese of Dubuque

The Archdiocese of Dubuque is committed to communicating the love of Christ to the people through leadership, worship, education and pastoral care.  Established in July of 1837, the Archdiocese comprises the Northeast quadrant of Iowa mostly north of Highway 30 and east of Interstate 35.

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is a member of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA).  CCUSA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide.  As a professional association and social justice movement, Catholic Charities USA supports local Catholic Charities as they provide help and create hope for over nine million people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Catholic Charities agencies as a network are the largest provider of social services nationwide, second only to the US Government.

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, through its Community Benefit program, has awarded Catholic Charities Jail and Prison Ministry a grant of $1,500 to help with medical expenses incurred by people returning from incarceration.  Those recently released from prison have no more than a one-month supply of medications needed to treat various conditions.  While working to secure employment and waiting for permanent aid applications to be processed, many have a critical need for short-term assistance.  That is where Mercy’s grant to Jail and Prison Ministry can help.

The Petal Project

The Petal Project green business certification provides a framework for organizations dedicated to reducing their energy, water and natural resource use to benefit the environment and their bottom line.

United Way

As the nation’s leading community solutions provider, United Way nationally invests in and activates resources to make the greatest possible impact in communities across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.

Catholic Charities has been a United Way agency in Dubuque since 1971. United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States supports Catholic Charities Counseling and Jail & Prison Ministry programs. Catholic Charities also receives support from the United Way of North Central Iowa.

The Wahlert Foundation

The Wahlert Foundation provides funding for Catholic Charities’ Operation Help program, through a $20,000 grant.  Operation Help assists families break the cycle of poverty and work toward permanent self-sufficiency. Operation Help provides emergency financial assistance to low-income families for expenses such as utilities (electric, water, gas), rent assistance, clothing and gas to secure employment, assistance to secure necessary medications, and other miscellaneous assistance, as deemed necessary, through a collaborative partnership with Operation New View in Dubuque. 

We are so grateful for the Wahlert Foundation’s ongoing support.