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.
More than 11,000 people in Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth and the surrounding area, it was determined that an on-site Family Support Center (FSC) could more directly meet the communities’ needs. The Leavenworth FSC opened in 1974 in a building that formerly housed a convent and later an interfaith homeless shelter run by the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth.
This past fiscal year, demand for services continued to grow in Leavenworth. We experienced a 10% increase in the number of unduplicated individuals served. Food assistance increased 62% with the addition of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for seniors. An extra box of healthy food is given each month to those 60+ who meet eligibility guidelines. Household and personal items increased 85% while the distribution of gently used clothing grew by 58%.
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.