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
Pregnancy Help Center
St. Anthony parish supports the Pregnancy Help Center (PHC). We participate in their annual “baby bottle” fund raiser to help support life. Some of our parishioners volunteer at the center and more volunteers are always welcome.
Each person who comes to this center is given personal and confidential attention for her individual needs. These concerns go beyond possible or actual pregnancy. Within this program is the “Mommy in Need Program” which is a “learn and earn” program to assist new moms with necessary skills.
PHC accepts donations of paper diapers (partial packages okay), and clean used baby and child clothes and maternity clothes. Baby furniture (bassinettes, cribs, high chairs, strollers, etc.) are also needed. We are open Monday 9 to 5 and Tuesday through Thursday 10 to 5.
For additional information, call 573-346-3337 or text 573-873-6705.
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
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.
(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 “Crisis 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 93 Morgan Street, 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 three days each month; on the 3rd and 4th Mondays and the 1st Friday of the month. We sort clothes, wait on customers and straighten up the merchandise.
To volunteer, call: Connie Fitzhenry at 573-346-8353.
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
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