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Hawes promoted to clinical director post at Catholic Charities

Has served organization for 25 years

February 21, 2009
Messenger News

SIOUX CITY - Carol Hawes, a licensed independent social worker, has been promoted to the position of clinical director position at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Sioux City.

According to Jerry Eaton, diocesan director, "Carol is a natural fit for the post. Her honed skills, caring attitude and professional nature will serve our team of counselors well at the home office in Sioux City, and satellite offices in Carroll/Storm Lake and Fort Dodge/Algona."

Hawes has been at Catholic Charities for nearly 25 years. She replaces Audra Cole who stepped down at the end of 2008. Hawes received her undergraduate degree in social work from Morningside College and her masters in social work from the University of Iowa.

Catholic Charities provides counseling to children, families and individuals of all faiths in the northwest quadrant of Iowa - more than two-thirds of those served are not Catholic. Averages of 5,000 to 6,000 people are served on an annual basis. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on a family's annual gross income. Insurance is also accepted.

Emergency financial assistance is provided for people in crisis as available. Donations from businesses, churches and individuals account for more than 50 percent of Catholic Charities' budget, said Steve Elbert at the Catholic Charities home office in Sioux City.

Of the people served, 40 percent are children, 30 percent are between 25 and 44 years of age, more than 50 percent of the families served have incomes of $25,000 or less, Elbert reported.

Information s available by calling (712) 252-4547 or by e-mail at



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