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Closure Policy

Closure Messaging

Closures of offices, Family Support Centers, TurnStyles Thrift, and programs such as Mobile Food Distribution will be communicated on our social media channels. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.

2024 Holiday Schedule

The following holidays will be observed by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Administrative offices and Family Support Centers will be closed. Unless noted, TurnStyles will also be closed.

  • New Year’s Day (observed)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday (*TurnStyles open)
  • Memorial Day (observed) offices close early 3pm
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day (observed) offices close early 3pm (*TurnStyles open)
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving 
  • Day after Thanksgiving – November 24 (*TurnStyles open)
  • Christmas – Dec. 23 through Jan. 2

The Family Support Centers, Hope Distribution Center and WyCo office will close for Program Integration Meetings and staff training on select Fridays.

Weather Policy


In the event of an extreme emergency, Catholic Charities may officially close for business. Examples of emergencies include: Severe weather, Natural disaster, Power failure, Fire.

If Catholic Charities officially closes for business due to an emergency volunteers are not expected to come in for his/her scheduled shift. Weather and road conditions will also be monitored via local news reports and state department of transportation reports, as appropriate. The Director of Human Resources will monitor the Greater Kansas City (Johnson and Wyandotte counties) and will work with the President/CEO to determine a final resolution. The decision to observe a late start or officially close will be made by 7:30am and communicated via the Weather Hotline 913-621-5255 x 1241. If Catholic Charities decides to close for the day(s), the weather hotline will be updated and the Volunteer Department will communicate these closures to you via email.

In the event of a disaster or prolonged emergency situation that may prohibit access to and the use of any Catholic Charities’ location, an alternate or temporary location will be identified where employees and volunteers can report for work and further instruction. This information will be made available on the Catholic Charities Weather Line for each of our locations as soon as the information is available: Weather Line: 913-621-5255 x 1241

In the event both Catholic Charities’ telephone and computer systems are simultaneously jeopardized and no longer available for use, the organization’s role and command structure will be identified in relation to those of regional or county emergency response agencies. Employees and volunteers should refer to local resources for civil preparedness and emergency response.


If the Catholic Schools in your area are closed, then the offices will at least observe a late start and open at 10:00 a.m.  If Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas decides to close completely, we will update the Catholic Charities Weather Lines.  You may want to call the Weather Line in your area to confirm:

Greater Kansas City (and those outside of Topeka and Leavenworth): 913.621.5255 X1241

Leavenworth: 913.651.8060

Topeka: 785.233.6300


For questions on closures, please contact your manager or the Administrative Office at 913.433.2100.

Volunteers, keep an eye on your emails for updates. Questions? Please call the Volunteer Department at 913.433.2104 or send us an email.