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Temporary 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, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-12 and 1-3:30. Please follow the drive-up directions posted at each location. Happy Bottoms diapers can be picked up Monday-Friday 8:30-4.  Please sign up online before your first pickup. 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, Martes y Jueves a 9am-12pm y 1pm-3:30pm. Los pañales de Happy Bottoms pueden ser recogidos los Lunes-Viernes a 8:30-4. Por favor, registrase en linea antes de su primera visita. 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.

Need food or housing assistance? Get help here.

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.

WyCo Family Support Center Address:
600 Minnesota Avenue,
Kansas City, Kansas

Phone:
913.621.3445 (Family Support Center)

913.621.1504 (Administrative Front Desk)

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:

Our WyCo food pantry is under construction and is not open at this time. Our HDC location on Steele Road is open for all Wyandotte County residents to use in the interim.

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.

Normal hours of operation:
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am –  Noon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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