Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Engage with "Good Guys" of Law Enforcement in Unique Catholic Charities Partnership
We work diligently to understand the trauma that our children have experienced and put services in place to help them thrive and overcome challenges as a result of the domestic violence they’ve witnessed. One of the behaviors staff observed too often was the way in which children spoke about and reacted to law enforcement. Sadly, most of the interactions our children have with police are during unfortunate circumstances like our example above. Harbor House and the Wichita Police Department came together and wanted to change that.
Foster Grandparent Earline Jackson receives Wichita Public Schools Good Apple Award
Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent, Earline Jackson, has received the Spring 2017 Good Apple Award sponsored by Wichita Public Schools.
Catholic Charities Continues to Serve and Advocate for Immigrant Families
Immigration Services at Catholic Charities works to keep families together in a spirit of peace and welcome. As it has done for 75 years, Catholic Charities continues to support and solidarity with immigrant families.
Services to Immigrants Continue During Presidential Transition
Immigration Services at Catholic Charities remains faithfully dedicated to serving the immigrant community.
Catholic Charities Served 661 Local Veterans This Past Year
Last year, Catholic Charities was honored to serve 661 veterans in the community, twenty percent of whom were women. The agency assisted veteran clients in nearly all of its fourteen programs and projects. Most notably, a large number of veterans visited Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.
Partner with us to fill "Santa's Workshop" at St. Anthony Family Shelter, Harbor House and The Mount
Catholic Charities Seeks to Save Lives with Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
In light of several recent domestic-violence related homicides in the community, Harbor House domestic violence shelter, SAFE Project and other Catholic Charities survivor outreach services are asking the community to help raise awareness of the issue this October by participating in the #PurpleThursdayICT social media campaign.
The Mount - A Year in Review
More families are being helped out of generational poverty as the result of a program expansion at Catholic Charities one year ago.
Adult Day Services is Accepting Clients Now
Adult Day Services at Catholic Charities has expanded its programming for adults with disabilities by utilizing leased space as a second, satellite location. The satellite location is capable of accommodating up to 40 adult clients who have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Strengthening the Family to Break the Cycle of Generational Poverty
Life Enrichment Activities now offered at The Mount. Last September, Harbor House at Catholic Charities was unable to serve 121 people seeking domestic violence crisis services because the shelter was at capacity. The growth and expansion offered with the opening of The Mount – Extended Stay Shelter and Family Enrichment Complex.
How To Help Combat Sex Trafficking in Kansas
The sad reality is that sex trafficking occurs in Kansas – and throughout the U.S. – on a daily basis, but Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita’s SAFE Project is committed to helping combat the grave social problem.
Learning Center Grants Benefit Two Local Catholic Schools
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita, in partnership with the diocesan Catholic Schools office, has received two awards totaling $175,912 from the Kansas State Department of Education to benefit St. Patrick Catholic School ($75,000) and St. Anne Catholic School ($100,912) in Wichita.