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.
Happy Bottoms diapers can be picked up Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Please sign up online before your first pickup.
Clothing closet hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9am-4pm.
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 pañales de Happy Bottoms pueden ser recogidos los Lunes-Jueves a 9am-4pm. Por favor, registrase en linea antes de su primera visita.
Horario para usar vales de ropa: Martes y jueves, 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.
Nearly 29,000 people in Wyandotte 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 Kansas City, Kansas 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 the area, it was determined that an on-site Family Support Center (FSC) in Kansas City, Kansas could more directly meet the community’s needs. The FSC opened in September 2002. Every year, this location hosts a Christmas store for more than 200 families featuring new toys and games donated by local parish members. Eligible families get the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents for their children.
This past fiscal year, we served 13,843 unduplicated individuals. We experienced a 17% increase in food assistance – providing food 54,643 times. Requests for gently used clothing grew 44% while financial education was 152% higher.
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.