Temporary Family Support Center Hours

Our Family Support Centers continue to serve during this great time of need in our communities. 

Due to the coronavirus we are only open for business on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-noon and from 1pm-3:30pm. The Family Support Center will be deep cleaned during the off days for your safety. Thank you.

For information on COVID-19 Relief Case Management meetings, click here.

Debido al coronavirus, solo estamos abiertos los Lunes, Martes y Jueves 9am-12pm & 1pm-3:30pm.

El Centro de Apoyo Familiar se limpiará en profundidad durante los días de descanso para su seguridad. Gracias.

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Safety Net for People of All Faiths

People come through our doors when they are experiencing hard times.  There may have been a job loss, serious illness or an unexpected expense.  They are struggling to feed their families.  They can’t afford their medication and the monthly rent.  They need help.

Since 1965, our Emergency Assistance Program has played a significant role in the community, providing a safety net for people of all faiths who are trying to make ends meet.  Services include meeting  the immediate, basic survival needs of families with low-incomes so  they have enough food to prevent going to bed hungry; rent money to avoid eviction and homelessness; water to bathe in or prepare food; electricity to run a refrigerator and lights; and gas to heat their homes and cook.

Once the urgent needs are met, our case managers help those we serve identify long-term solutions that lead to self-sufficiency. If eligible, they are connected with government programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women Infants and Children (WIC) and other resources that may be beneficial.

Financial education is a key component for regaining economic stability.  Counseling and classes are offered on topics such as how to budget, ways to reduce credit card debt, steps to establishing a positive relationship with a bank or other financial institution and more.

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During last fiscal year alone, some of the services we provided through our Family Support Centers included:

  • food assistance 259,394 times
  • housing and utility assistance 7,505 times 
  • clothing and personal hygiene assistance 171,603 times
  • 14,510 case management meetings

Learn more about Catholic Charities’ impact.

Emergency assistance programs are available at eight Family Support Centers — services vary by location, but all offer the services listed below. All centers are located in fully accessible buildings where those we serve may visit or make an appointment. There are no fees for services provided.

Family
Support
Centers

OVERLAND PARK
9806 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-384-6608

ATCHISON OFFICE
502 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: 913.367.5070

CENTRAL OFFICE
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: 913.621.1504

LAWRENCE OFFICE
1525 West 6th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785.749.5064

LEAVENWORTH OFFICE
716 North 5th Street,
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: 913.651.8060

OLATHE OFFICE
333 East Poplar,
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-782-4077

TOPEKA OFFICE
234 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785.233.6300

HOPE DISTRIBUTION CENTER
1708 Steele Road
Kansas City, KS 66106

Food Pantry & Family Support Center Locations

Family Support Center Services

Housing & Utility FY19 7,505 times that housing and utility existence was provided to those facing homelessness or disconnection in the past year Did You Know? Hygiene & Clothing 171,603 times that personal hygiene items and clothing were distributed in 2019 Did You Know? Kids Summer Food FY19 12,283 nutritious meals were served through the Kids Summer Food Program Did You Know? Resource Bus FY19 11,682 times the Resource Bus provided basic necessities, case management and more to our rural neighbors Did You Know? Case Management FY19 14,510 Case Management meetings to assess comprehensive needs through one-on-one communication Did You Know? Refugees FY19 204 refugees were welcomed and provided ongoing support Did You Know? KLPP FY19 81 predatory loans were eliminated through the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) Did You Know?