Catholic Charities honors human potential through service, advocacy and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel, so that every person experiences hope and fulfillment. Choose one of the options below to find out more about the services we offer.
Are You Pregnant, and in need of support? +
We can help. We offer free pregnancy support services for all women regardless of age, income, marital status or religious affiliation. There are no fees for this service. Our pregnancy support services provide emotional support to help you work through emotions and feelings; information so that you know all of your options; and skills to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. Read More
Are you struggling to start a family? +
We offer a complete line of open adoption services for couples who want to start their family by adopting a baby. Beginning with your initial inquiry and continuing through the paperwork, education, homestudy, profile, waiting period, and long after the finalization of your adoption, we are here to support you throughout your adoption journey. Read More
Are you a mother between the ages of 13 and 23 in need of emotional, financial, and educational or work-related support? +
Parenting, going to school, supporting yourself and your child . . . our Teen Moms Program offers guidance and support to help you successfully juggle all of these roles and responsibilities. Read More
Are you and your significant other interested in exploring, strengthening or energizing your relationship? +
Catholic Charities offers relationship assessment, education and support for individuals, couples, families and groups. Read More
Do you need to visit with a counselor or therapist? +
Our professional counselors and therapists offer individual, family, group and marriage counseling, as well as addiction counseling and relapse prevention. Read More
Do you need help with an addiction, or with relapse prevention? +
Addiction is a common disease that affects individuals, families and communities. Yet, a holistic and recovery-oriented approach using a wide range of age-, gender-, cultural-, and faith-based treatments and recovery support services--specific to each individual and his or her family and friends--can help people recover physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Catholic Charities provides addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups throughout the 28 counties of rural southwest Kansas.
Do you need help with food? +
There are two types of hunger: starvation and malnutrition. Starvation occurs when the body does not receive enough calories to maintain itself. Relatively few people actually die of starvation in the United States. Malnutrition is more common in the United States and it occurs when an individual gets enough calories, but his or her diet is limited to just three or four foods.
Malnutrition perpetuates a cycle of poverty because a person who is malnourished doesn't receive all of the vitamins and minerals needed for proper physical and mental development and maintenance. These nutritional deficiencies eventually lead to much larger and more expensive health issues: diabetes, heart disease, poor vision, obesity, skin diseases, and more. Nutritional deficiencies also lead to a poor ability to learn in school, and little energy or motivation to handle the responsibilities of life such as work, children, family, and more.
There is no reason for anyone to go hungry or to be malnourished in southwest Kansas. Resources are available for (1) immediate and (2) extended food assistance.
Do you need housing assistance? +
Housing, a place to eat, sleep, and be protected from the elements, is a basic requirement for human dignity. Yet, we find individuals who are experiencing literal and hidden homelessness in our communities. Those who are literally homeless have no place to stay. The hidden homeless include those whose housing costs consume too much of their income, those who must live in others' housing, and those who live in inadequate and unsafe housing. Resources for homelessness, low-income housing, one-time rental assistance, and weatherization programs are listed below for those who are experiencing literal and/or hidden homelessness in southwest Kansas.
Do you need help with basic utilities such as electricity, gas, propane, or water? +
Utilities such as heating, air conditioning, water and phone access are important because they improve the safety and comfort for individuals and families. Utilities give people the stability and resources they need to handle other responsibilities of life. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with securing or maintaining utility access, the resources listed below may help.
Do you need medical assistance, including dental and vision assistance? +
All Kansans need and deserve good health care. The benefits of good health coverage include lower costs when medical conditions are treated early, less absenteeism from work or school, fewer emergency room visits, and lower insurance rates for everyone. Unfortunately, not all Kansans have access to affordable health care. The resources listed below are meant to change that by providing resources for low-cost or even free health care and prescription coverage. Keep in mind that once you've received approval for any of these programs, you'll most likely need to reapply every year.
Do you need disaster relief assistance? +
Catholic Charities stands ready to provide immediate and long-term assistance in the event of a disaster. Read More
If you need assistance that is not covered here, or if our information doesn't go far enough, leave a message below, use the online chat feature in the bottom right corner, or call any of our offices listed at the bottom of this page.