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Catherine McAuley Center

The Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) offers hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection.

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Catherine McAuley Center


The Catherine McAuley Center is A Place of Welcome serving more than 700 individuals each year through a wide range of educational and supportive services.


CMC’s programs serve distinct populations; adult learners; refugees and immigrants; and women experiencing homelessness. Services are united by a common purpose of promoting the well-being and dignity of those in need and empowering individuals to achieve greater stability, self-sufficiency, community inclusion, and improved quality of life for themselves, their families, and the community as a whole.

Education Services

Provides free one-on-one tutoring and small group classes to adult learners, the majority who are English language learners.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • U.S. citizenship exam preparation
  • Career pathways
  • Basic math, reading, and computer literacy skills

Refugee & Immigrant Services

Provides refugee resettlement services as an affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and a wide range of programs that help refugees and immigrants thrive in the United States.

  • Refugee resettlement
  • Resource and healthcare navigation
  • Employment and career services
  • Afterschool program for high schoolers

Women’s Services

Provides female-responsive wraparound services for women experiencing homelessness, to help women heal from trauma and build the skills they need to maintain long-term stable housing.

  • Transitional Housing
  • Supportive Housing
  • Aftercare Services
  • Women’s Day Center

Other Client Resources

Clients at the Catherine McAuley Center also have access to supplemental services:

  • Food pantry & hygiene closet
  • Community garden
  • CMC Kids (on-site care for children of refugee and immigrant parents while accessing CMC services)

Take Action

Learn how you can take action and support CMC’s mission today.

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Address|1220 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Phone| 319-363-4993

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