Welcome Center

World Homeless Day

Today is World Homeless Day and we would like to provide you with a snapshot of the people we help, right here in our community: your neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. We are called to serve and to lift the whole person through a variety of services we offer. Our...

It’s Darkest Before the Dawn

“It’s said that is always darkest before the dawn.” - Thomas Fuller It’s been a year of darkness, difficulty, and oftentimes despair. Poverty is something often talked about but lesser known and experienced. For many walking into Catholic Charities, they find us when...

Casting Vision for 2021

The past year has been a record year for many reasons. People are experiencing poverty and food...

Shoulder to Shoulder, We Welcome All

The Welcome Center at Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph means just what the name indicates – “a center that...

The Many Barriers to Food

One of the main areas of need we see in our community is food. Clients often call or come in...

Bridging the Gap: A Q&A

Kisha Thomas is the Director of the Welcome...

Dignity-Filled Senior Care

At the start 2020, our Welcome Center began offering...

The Poverty Mindset

Breaking the cycle of poverty often means overcoming a mindset. When someone is chronically living in poverty, their mindset shifts from...

A New Year Brings New Changes

Happy New Year! As we celebrate the arrival of 2020, the Welcome Center also celebrates a series of changes that will provide...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

It’s that time of year when people begin to anticipate the coming holiday season. Holidays evoke emotions such as joy,...


Welcome Center


The Welcome Center is both a physical and philosophical point of entry. Here, a resource specialist greets clients, listens to their needs, gathers information, and through casual conversation, determines obstacles hindering a person’s path to self-sufficiency. It is also where we deliver emergency assistance such as food, clothing, hygiene products, diapers, formula, utility and rent assistance.

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Emergency Assistance

If you are in a crisis situation, we can help! We provide rent and utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation (bus passes), hygiene, diapers, baby supplies, as well as, access to other internal and external programs.

Disaster Relief

the Welcome Center will focus on developing a disaster program by providing case management services to those households affected by natural and man-made disasters.  This can include emergency assistance, education, and both internal and external referrals when necessary.

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Senior Care Services

The program provides a comprehensive, client-centered continuum, designed to meet a senior’s varying needs. This allows seniors to live a healthy, self-sustaining life in their own home and community.

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