Welcome Center

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 gets Emergency Food and Housing

Be A Star Thrower: I was so lucky the day I read this random flyer about Catholic Charities and housing. I really didn’t think they could help me…I am not...

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...

 

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.

veteran housing

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.

adoption services

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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Many Starfish Need Many Star Throwers

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.

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