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  • Couples Waiting to Adopt

    Our waiting couples have been through an extensive review and education process before they are approved for infant adoption. In their profiles, they share a little bit about themselves and what is important to them. Read More
  • Struggling to Start a Family?

    Have You Thought About Adoption? Read More
  • Pregnant?

    We offer FREE pregnancy support regardless of age, income, marital status or religious affiliation. Emotional support helps you work through emotions and feelings; information helps you know all of your options; and we help you develop skills to make the best decisions for you and your baby. Read More
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  • Demasiado Joven

    Demasiado Joven is a 5 minute, informative, candid, emotionally hopeful, and uplifting video that explores teen pregnancy in the Latino community, as told by Latino teen parents. Read More
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  • 2016-17 Annual Report

    The 2016-17 fiscal year saw its fair share of natural disasters, extraordinary challenges for immigrants and refugees, and couples wanting to start their family through infant adoption. Meanwhile, Works of Mercy was brought forth by the diocese as one of the priorities for the recent Vibrant Ministries Appeal, so as to help Catholic Charities expand its services even further and respond to Jesus' call to help "the least among us." These are just some of the highlights of the Catholic Charities 2016-17 Annual Report.  Read More
  • Catholic Charities Receives Five Hundred Dollars from Sunflower Bank, Dodge City KS

    Please join us in thanking Sunflower Bank in Dodge City for their recent donation of 0! The generosity that Sunflower Bank extends to local agencies is a vital part of strengthening and supporting our local communities. These funds help us to continue to work toward our vision of ensuring that every person experiences hope and fulfillment. About Sunflower Bank Sunflower Bank is a 1241.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services. Sunflower Bank is based in Read More
  • Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday: What's a girl to do?

    by Lori Titsworth Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, sweet Read More
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  • Catholic Charities Receives Long-Term Disaster Recovery Grant

    Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas recently received a ,000 grant from Catholic Charities USA to assist those impacted by recent flooding in Southwest Kansas. On August 10, 2017, two storms moved through Seward County, dropping more than six inches of rain in 24 hours. About seventy homes received significant damage. “Many of those who were affected are home owners, but they did not have flood insurance and they do not have the resources to repair their home, and make it safe and livable once again,” said Amy Falcon, Disaster Relief Case Manager. “We applied for assistance when we learned that Read More
  • Update on Disaster Recovery in Kansas

    Throughout the country, Catholic Charities agencies anticipate and respond to the elevated risks and challenges of vulnerable populations impacted by disasters. We are supported by Catholic Charities USA which provides training in disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Our common goal is to help people through both the immediate and the long-term process of recovery and restoration. Over the last 10 years, the Catholic Charities ministry has helped more than 6.5 million people affected by all kinds of disasters: floods, hurricanes, mudslides, tornadoes, ice storms, droughts, wildfires, explosions, violence, and environmental damage. In 2015, thanks to the generosity of its Read More
  • Update: Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief

    Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) continues to monitor the impact of Hurricane Irma and is working with Catholic Charities agencies in the affected communities to assess their needs. Please remember in your thoughts and prayers the workers in Catholic Charities in Florida, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who are working to respond to the needs in their communities. Last weekend, the CCUSA's Mobile Response Center was in Victoria, Texas distributing supplies to over 300 families. CCUSA, the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, will continue working with the local Catholic Charities agencies to assist families and individuals impacted Read More
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  • The Homeless Among Us: Everybody Needs Help Sometimes

    By Charlene Scott-Myers There are many reasons why people become homeless, according to Marcie Smith, director of Family Services for Catholic Charities in Garden City, and a workshop leader at the recent Stewardship Conference in Dodge City. “The homeless are our friends, our community members,” she said. “Seventy percent of people live by paycheck to paycheck. Medical problems can devastate a family. Poverty is the main reason we see a lot of mental problems. “I worked with a lady with mental health problems, but she told me she couldn’t come any more [for counseling] because she couldn’t pay for it.” Read More
  • January is Poverty Awareness Month

    "In our own day, whole peoples suffer hunger and thirst, and we are haunted by pictures of children with nothing to eat. Throngs of people continue to migrate from one country to another in search of food, work, shelter and peace. Disease in its various forms is a constant cause of suffering that cries out for assistance, comfort and support. Prisons are often places where confinement is accompanied by serious hardships due to inhumane living conditions. Illiteracy remains widespread, preventing children from developing their potential and exposing them to new forms of slavery. The culture of extreme individualism, especially in Read More
  • Catholic Social Teaching 101: Climate Change

    Already, climate change is harming vulnerable people throughout the U.S. and around the world. American citizens in Louisiana and Alaska are being displaced by rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers and thermal expansion. Families in Zimbabwe are being devastated by crushing drought amidst some of the hottest years on record. Globally, the World Health Organization warns that “between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.” Both at home and abroad, climate change unjustly and disproportionately harms poor and marginalized people who contribute least to Read More
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  • Lydia's Story

    I wonder what she is doing right now. Is her sweet mama holding her, kissing her cheeks and telling her how much she is loved? Is her daddy blowing raspberries on her tummy and grinning at the sweet sound that comes from her perfect mouth. Is her big brother, laying on the floor beside her swing, telling her a story? Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what she’s doing. I know that she is loved, and that’s all that matters. My name is Lydia and I placed my perfect little girl for adoption 2 days after she was born. The raw Read More
  • Tobacco Cessation Program for Pregnant Women

    Catholic Charities is teaming up with the American Lung Association to offer proven-effective tobacco cessation classes to help pregnant women who smoke, quit for good. The agency is offering the 6-week class in Great Bend on Wednesday mornings at 10 am from Oct 5 to Nov 9th; in Garden City on Thursday mornings at 10 am from Oct 13 to Nov 17th; and in Dodge City on Mondays at 10 am from October 5th to Nov 14th, excluding Halloween. For more information about these classes, or to sign up, call 620-227-1562. “For both a healthy mom and a healthy child, Read More
  • @text4baby Keeps You and Your Baby Healthy!

    Once again, Catholic Charities is partnering with Text4baby, the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, to provide critical information to pregnant women and mothers with infants under age one, along with their partners and loved ones. Text4baby uses the power of cell phone technology to help new mothers and expectant women keep themselves and their babies healthy. Around 89 percent of young women carry their smart phones at all times, so Text4baby delivers the information moms and expecting women need most through free text messages and an app. “Catholic Charities is excited about participating in the 2016 Text4baby State Read More
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  • A Christmas Wish: To offer heart and home to an adoptive child

    By DAVE MYERS Southwest Kansas Catholic Step into the Garden City home of Joe and Laci Salazar and it’s easy to envision a child romping around their living room, excited little pooches Daizey and Moto delighting the toddler into squeals of giggles, two loving parents ready and eager to scoop up the child into their arms. Joe and Laci represent the quintessential American story: A son and a granddaughter of immigrants, both natives of Garden City, Kansas, meeting only after they had attended school together, falling in love, getting married, finding success in their professions—all amid an endearing faith in Read More
  • Struggling to Start a Family? Come Find Out More About Infant Adoption

    Does your heart ache to start a family? If so, you are not alone, and there are birthmothers who are looking for couples like you who can give their infant child a better life than they can provide. The Catholic Charities Infant Adoption Series is an on-going year-around program that allows couples to enter and proceed at their own pace, at any time throughout the year. The next orientation will be on Friday, January 12th from 1-3 pm at Newman University in Dodge City; if you know couples who are struggling with infertility and who are interested in learning more Read More
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month

    By Lori Titsworth, Adoption Social Worker for Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas --- Most people have little reason to think about the subject of adoption. However, for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, or couples who are unable to conceive or maintain pregnancy, or an adoptee longing to find his or her birth parent, the topic is always in the back of their mind. I had always dreamed of being a mother, but after several years of trying to conceive and each and every time being heart-broken, my husband and I came to the realization we were going to have to try Read More
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  • Are You Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are two anti-poverty measures that can make a real difference for workers who are struggling to make ends meet. The EITC is a refundable tax credit available to qualifying lower-wage workers and their families. Workers earning less than about ,000 from wages, self-employment, or farming in 2017 could qualify. Many people will qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their income, their marital status, or parental status, according to the IRS. The IRS estimates that four out of five eligible workers currently claim their Read More
  • Catholic Charities Housing Program Sees Success

    The Catholic Charities Housing Assistance Program is funded by two grants that we receive from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): A Continuum of Care grant and an Emergency Solutions grant. Continuum of Care Most of the housing assistance that we provide comes from a Continuum of Care grant (COC). For admission into this program, an individual or family may be homeless, but the grant also allows us to assist those who are imminently at risk of homelessness and those who are fleeing or attempting to flee from domestic violence. Our primary goal when helping these Read More
  • Senior Food Box Program to Begin in Barton County

    The Kansas Food Bank along with local partners Food Bank of Barton County, Barton County Health Department, RSVP, Hoisington Food Bank, St. Rose Health Center, United Way, Eldercare Inc, and Central Kansas Partnership are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Barton County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements. Distribution will start in February. Interested seniors must fill out an application and provide the following: proof of ID, proof of income (Social Security Statement) and proof of address. Once Read More
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2201 16th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530
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Dodge City, KS 67801
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