To Serve and To Lift
of those coming to us were unemployed
of those served were widowed, single, divorced or separated
The Welcome Center is the single point of entry into services – offering emergency assistance to address immediate, critical needs. Over $1M in rent, utility, food and other assistance was provided last year.
The average income of those seeking services was approximately $774 per month. Of those who obtained our Employment Services, their incomes rose to $1,836 per month.
Children & Family Services
Case management, parenting education and child development assessments help increase family stability and creates a nurturing environment in which children can grow and thrive. Mom’s Empowerment and Germaine’s Little Lambs serve families from pregnancy and through the child’s preschool years.
A home is more than simply a shelter — it’s a foundation that allows you to focus on the future. If you don’t have a permanent place to call home, it’s difficult — if not impossible — to focus on any other aspect of your life.
85% of veterans who participated in our rapid rehousing program were successfully housed at the completion of the program and 93% were still in their home six months later!
Deaf & Disability Ministries
For the past 30 years, Catholic Charities has worked to integrate persons with disabilities fully into the life of their faith community.
In the news
We just completed National Suicide Prevention Month (September) but the need for mental health awareness continues...
Faith Journey Interview with Deaf and Disabilities Ministries Parish Mental Health Coordinator Marie Justin: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter September 2022
Recently, our department hired Marie Justin as the Parish Mental Health Ministry Coordinator, a position funded...
Faith Journey Interview with Author Virginia Pillars: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter December 2021
On October 12th, our department partnered with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to present a luncheon with Deacon...
Faith Journey Interview with Laura Gaffney, MD and Dr. Moya Peterson: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter October 2021
About a year ago, our department hosted an online screening of the film None of Us Want to Stand Still about better...
Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph is excited to share our beginner ASL class. Starting on October 10th,...
Faith Journey Interview with Caroline Turner: Deaf and Disabilities Ministries “Together” Newsletter August 2022
Recently, one of our dedicated sign language interpreters, Becky Turner, told me about her daughter who had recently...