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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.

Over 19,000 people in Douglas 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 Lawrence Family Support Center (FSC) 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 we had been serving the area, it was determined that an on-site Family Support Center (formerly named Emergency Assistance Center) could directly meet the communities’ needs.  Our first Lawrence EAC was housed in the parish offices of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in 2010.  Five years later, the parish purchased a Victorian home across the street for the FSC, and the new offices were dedicated in March 2015.  The parish continues to provide generous support, making a monthly financial contribution for food and utilities, and a gift in-kind for clothing.  They have food drives throughout the year, as do many of our parishes.   They also provide holiday assistance with Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This past fiscal year, demand for services continued to grow in Lawrence.  We experienced a 55% increase in the number of individuals served.  Food assistance was provided 15,911 times — nearly double that of the previous year.  Distribution of gently used clothing grew 160% while participation in financial education tripled.

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.

Lawrence Family Support Center Address:

1525 West 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

785.856.2694

Please 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:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am-12 pm; 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

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