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Catherine McAuley Volunteers

Our Voices Are Stronger When We Call for Change Together.

The Catherine McAuley Center believes in the mutual dedication of staff, clients, and the community to create lasting change. Recognizing the unique barriers faced by the populations that we serve, CMC is working at every level to ensure a better, more equitable world for everyone.

Our Positions on Issues

Read CMC’s positions on the issues impacting refugees, immigrants, and women experiencing homelessness to learn more about the challenges they face as well as our recommendations for action.


Will You Stand With Us?

One of the most powerful ways to take a stand on the issues affecting our neighbors and our communities, is by speaking with your elected officials. Congress often has the authority to make decisions that impact vulnerable populations around the world, and here in the United States. When you speak up and contact your elected representatives, it increases their understanding of positions that would help the populations we serve.

Learning Resources

Take a look at our list of resources to learn more about the client populations we work with!

Refugee and immigrant populations:   

Understanding Refugee Resettlement

Women and homelessness: 

Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Counts

Women’s Journeys through Homelessness: A Case Report from Linn County, IA – Findings from a qualitative case study of five women in Linn County, Iowa who experienced housing instability and homelessness.

Annual Homeless Assessment Reports to Congress – These reports outline the key findings of the Point-In-Time and Housing Inventory Count on a national, state, and Continuum of Care (CoC) level with estimates of homelessness.