Diocese of Des Moines
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines includes 83 parishes in 23 counties in central and southwest Iowa. Catholic Charities was born in Diocese of Des Moines in 1924 with the opening of the Christ Child Home. Since then, the agency has evolved with the times offering programs, services and support to central and southwest Iowa.Catholic Charities, a United Way agency, has is devoted to offering a helping hand plus challenging those assumptions and systems that make it difficult for individuals to improve their lives. Catholic Charities is a gem in Iowa. It offers help, and it offers hope to people of all faiths.