Children & Family Services

Who is a Birthmother? Breaking stereotypes.

Birthmothers are our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, and neighbors. The adoption program at Catholic Charities is honored to work with women of all ages who come to us wanting a stable, loving and secure future for their babies when they are unable to provide it....

Marie Finds Freedom and Stability

Be A Star Thrower:  I cannot believe I am this close to reaching my goal! It has been refreshing to watch myself learn and grow at Catholic Charities Kansas...

Many Starfish Need Many Star Throwers

The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:35, 40 this is what being a star thrower means. Putting on the heart of Christ means serving the least among us whether hungry or thirsty, help getting over sickness, or in bad situations. Christ did not come to be among the highest in society, but as a lowly servant seeking to save the isolated and cast out. The manger and shepherds were symbols of that, that even the simplest of situations can bring about the greatest of miracles.

Marie picks up Christmas Shining Star Gifts for her Children

Today I picked up the Christmas Shining Star gifts. I cried with joy. Such a burden was lifted from my shoulders.

Marie Learns New Parenting Skills: Children & Family Services

Be A Star Thrower:  After beginning the job search, Marie still has to make sure that she is succeeding in the one consistent job she has: parenting. Just because...

Jamie Wiggington Master of ACE’s Trainer: Completion of Understanding ACEs Train the Trainer Program 

Jamie Wiggington, a Housing Case Manager in the Permanent Housing program at Catholic Charities recently completed a program called Master Adverse Childhood Experiences - an event offered by the Rotary Clubs of St. Joseph. She was one of 65 service professionals...

Dear Mom, Thanks for being ‘The One’

One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise your spirits; One life can make the difference, BE THAT ONE TODAY. Dear Mom, We know sometimes the road is hard. We know your...

Be the Light

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” - Roy T. Bennett For a few moments, let’s imagine a recent client and her situation. It was February and bitterly...

Catholic Charities receives $2M to open food pantries

Through this new program, at-risk families may be able to find not just help, but also hope.” –Donors Peter and Veronica Mallouk

Give the Moms a Break!

This year has certainly been full of surprises and challenges for parents. Whether...


Children and 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 Social Butterflies serve families from pregnancy and through the child’s preschool years.

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Mom’s Empowerment Program

The Mom’s Empowerment program equips pregnant and new moms with knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and up to the baby’s first birthday.  The program goal is to help families become self-sufficient.

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Adoption Services

We placed a record number of children into loving households through our adoption services exceeding the past eight years!

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