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Overland Park Emergency Assistance Center (EAC)

Need food or housing assistance? Get help here.

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 Overland Park Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) 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 EAC in Overland Park could more directly meet the community’s needs. The Overland Park EAC opened in 2010.

This past fiscal year, demand for services continued to grow in Overland Park. We served 10,490 unduplicated individuals.  We provided food assistance 30,714 times.  Ten percent of the food assistance went to seniors.  Household and personal items increased 37% while the distribution of gently used clothing grew by 102% and the number of financial education participants was 133% 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.

Overland Park EAC Address:
9806 West 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212

Phone:
913.384.6608

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 – 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

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Our volunteers serve in a number of ways from hosting food drives to help feed hungry families, selling donated items with our ebay store team, organizing the clothing at TurnStyles, and so much more!

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