St Anthony
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Community Outreach

Child Advocacy Council


The Camden County Child Advocacy Council is a group whose purpose is to make the public aware of the role they can play in child abuse prevention. They provide educational campaigns and aid abused and neglected children, acting as advocates for the general welfare of children and the family.


For additional information, call 573-346-0003.

Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center


Kids’ Harbor, Inc. is a Child Advocacy Center serving children in the Lake of the Ozarks area, Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding area. This agency assists victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members as they make their way through the difficult and often frightening process of a child abuse investigation. 

For more information, call 573-348-6886

Habitat for Humanity


Lake of the Ozarks Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit corporation formed to build homes for families who could not otherwise afford to buy their own home.  They have a re-store in the Business Park on South Business Route 5. See the web site for further information on how you can qualify or how you can help.


For additional information call: Office 573-317-3962 or 573-346-4440 ext. 1360

                                                           ReStore: 573-317-0470
                                                           Donation Line: 573-873-8319

Lake Area Helping Hands:


Lake Area Helping Hands is our local homeless shelter.  It is located on West Hwy 54, two miles from the Camdenton Square at 68 Holden Drive. It provides shelter for families, single women and men. Assistance is provided in obtaining social services and finding employment.  Phone: 573-346-4968.


The shelter is a not for profit corporation funded by local churches, organizations, friends and government/corporate grants.


Help is always welcome in staffing the office, organizing the food and clothing, storage area, and building maintenance. 


The thrift store is located at 1091 S. Bus. Hwy 5 just before the Camdenton airport.  Hours of operation are Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat 9-4.


For additional information or to volunteer, call 573-873-2308.

Meals on Wheels


Meals on Wheels delivers meals to our senior citizens.   They are prepared by volunteers from five churches in Camdenton. 


Parishioners from St. Anthony’s Church volunteer to deliver meals, usually one day every five weeks, requiring 1 ½ to 2 hours of your time.  


For additional information, contact Charlene Nielsen at 573-216-2131.

LAMB House

(Lake Area Ministries Benevolence)


LAMB House is an ecumenical organization supported by the churches in the Camdenton area. It provides assistance to the needy; emergency food, clothing, fuel and rental assistance. LAMB House maintains a “burn room” with household items to assist as someone sets up a new household. It provides shoes to school children when requested by their teacher or the school nurse. LAMB House also serves as a referral source to help people find the appropriate agency to meet their needs. 


The LAMB House office and thrift shop are located at 50 Illinois Street N.E. Camdenton. Proceeds from the thrift shop help fund its many programs. The thrift shop is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Call the LAMB House office at 573-346-2168.


Donations of food, clothing, linens, and small household items are most welcome. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.


St. Anthony parishioners volunteer in the thrift shop on the 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month. We sort clothes, wait on customers and straighten up the merchandise. 


You can also help support LAMB House when you shop at Gerbes and use your Plus Shopper's Card.  Here is information on how to enroll in this community rewards program.  These much needed funds are used to purchase food items.

Note: You need to renew your membership each calendar year.  The LAMB House organization number is 17668.  You will also need your Gerbes Plus Shoppers card number.

To volunteer, call Betty Moyer at 573-434-0896.

Missouri Catholic Conference


The Missouri Catholic Conference offices are located in Jefferson City. They are the public policy agency of Missouri’s four Catholic Dioceses. The Citizens network is the key to changing things for the better. Volunteers write letters, make phone calls, and visit with public officials. Public policies shaped by moral conviction are the fruit of a healthy democracy. You can make this possible. You can make a difference. 


Call 1-800-456-1679 for additional information.

CADV-VOC (Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victims Outreach Center)


CADV is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, shelter, advocacy, and support to victims of family violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential and free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


24 HOUR HOTLINE 888-809-7233

Jail Ministry


The Catholic Churches at the Lake have an active ministry to those incarcerated at the Camden County Jail. Two services are held each Thursday; the first is for women, the next for men. The readings for the upcoming Sunday are read and a talk is given about the readings, and about God’s love for each of them. Prayers are lifted up for their needs, and the Catholics have an opportunity to receive the Eucharist. Fr. Dan visits the jail often to hear confessions.


Our parishioners support those in jail with our parish “Prayer Partner” program.


 Contact the Parish Office at 573-346-2716