Family Support Center Hours

Our Family Support Centers continue to serve during this great time of need in our communities. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

All food pantries are open Monday—Thursday 9am-4pm. Please follow the drive-up directions posted at each location.

Case management for rental/utility assistance is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call your local FSC Monday-Friday 8:30-4. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

Debido al coronavirus, los centros de apoyo familiar siguen a servir nuestras comunidades. Por favor lleve una mascarilla y mantenga un distanciamiento social.

Todas las despensas de alimentos están abiertos los Lunes—Jueves a 9am-4pm.

Los coordinadores de servicios para ayuda con renta o utilidades están disponibles solo con cita. Para una cita, llame a su FSC local Lunes-Viernes 8:30-4. No se aceptan visitas sin cita.

COVID-19 Information

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Nearly 3,000 people in Atchison County struggle to get enough food to eat.  At times, they’re forced to make difficult choices between feeding their families and paying their rent.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is here to help.  Our Atchison Family Support Center is available to low-income individuals and families who need food or assistance with basic utility payments, housing, clothing or medical prescriptions.

The help goes beyond meeting immediate needs.  An on-site case manager works to identify solutions and resources that will lead to long-term change.

GIVING HELP. GIVING HOPE.

Although Catholic Charities had been serving Atchison and the surrounding area, it was determined that an on-site Family Support Center (FSC) could more directly meet the communities’ needs. In November 2013, we opened an office in a small space, using a closet to serve as the food pantry.  As the demand for services grew, so did the need for a larger place.  In February 2016, the FSC moved locations.  Still nestled in the downtown community, the FSC now occupies an office that allows for a walk-thru pantry and spacious meeting rooms.

This past fiscal year, our Atchison FSC experienced a 35% increase in the number of unduplicated individuals served.  Housing and food assistance more than doubled, while utility aid and financial education quadrupled.

We could not assist our neighbors in need without the support and generosity of  individuals, businesses, parishes and foundations who step up to organize food drives, make gifts-in-kind, volunteer in our food pantry and make financial contributions.  We are truly blessed.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Atchison Family Support Center Address:
502 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002

Phone:
913.367.5070

Call for an appointment to learn what you will need to bring with you to receive services.  All services are free and based on need – not religion, race or nationality.

Hours of Operation:


Food Pantry:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm pm

Family Support Center:
Monday – Thursday:
8:30 am –  4:30 pm

Whether it’s lending a helping hand at our food pantry, thrift store, men’s shelter or any one of our many programs, the assistance of our volunteers is necessary and appreciated. Volunteers are vital to the success of programs and services.

With four hours of your time, you could mentor a refugee or migrant family as they acclimate to their new surroundings. With one evening, you could prepare and serve a dinner meal and socialize with the guests at Shalom House, men’s shelter. With four hours a week, you could greet and direct those in need of assistance at one of our Emergency Assistance Centers.