Welcome Center

Hope and Help Hits the Road: Cameron Distribution Center & Mobile Outreach Opens- June Newsletter 2022

Two themes motivate the staff at Catholic Charities on a daily basis:  the pandemic has increased the number of people in need (our clients), and the rural areas of our diocese does not receive the same amount of support as does the KC and St. Joseph metro areas. ...

What is SSVF?

What is SSVF? The Supportive Services for Veterans and Families Program (SSVF) at Catholic Charities Kansas City- Saint Joseph exists to prevent homelessness in our local Veteran community. Out of the thousands of Missourians who have served our country, more than 500...

Our Mobile Food Pantry is Hitting the Road Near You

The excitement is hard to contain! Can you feel it? In tackling hunger, there are many noticeable factors: location, accessibility, and most importantly, the needs of the community. With food insecurity on the rise, understanding and meeting the needs of our community...

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...


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 Services

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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