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.
Nearly 65,000 people in Johnson 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 Olathe 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 Johnson County, it was determined that an on-site Family Support Center (FSC) in Olathe could more directly meet the community’s needs. The Olathe FSC opened in 1981 in the city’s downtown area. We partner with many organizations to provide extensive programs and services including the Olathe Fire Department’s Integrated Health Care Unit which offers monthly screenings; Happy Bottoms diaper program; K-State Extension for monthly nutrition classes; and weekly financial classes through Arvest Bank. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, we team up with Harvesters to host a mobile fresh food distribution of perishable and refrigerated items in the parking lot.
This past fiscal year, demand for services continued to grow in Olathe. We served 12,246 unduplicated individuals. We provided food assistance 30,593 times. Household and personal items increased 147% while the distribution of gently used clothing grew by 15% and the number of financial education participants was 63% 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.