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.


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

  • food assistance 248,480 times
  • housing assistance 3,714 times 
  • utility assistance 8,627 times
  • clothing assistance 17,326 times
  • financial education 34,260 times

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: 785-856-2694

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

Food Pantry & Family Support Center Locations