St. Anthony Family Shelter isn’t what you expect it to be. I wasn’t expecting privacy, my own room, cleanliness, and I wasn’t expecting the kindness of everyone there.
After having my son, I was suffering from post-partum depression and was receiving no support from his father.
I stayed on my aunt’s couch for a while, but knew it wasn’t a permanent solution.
A friend suggested I call St. Anthony Family Shelter. When I came to the shelter I was stressed, depressed and exhausted. I was embarrassed that I was needing help and was too proud to seek it sooner. When I walked through the doors, staff was there
waiting to welcome me.
My case manager had better intentions for me than my family and friends. She wanted to help purely because she could. Never
did I expect that.
Soon enough, I got an interview. My case manager helped me with a gas card; without her I wouldn’t have a job.
Because of St. Anthony, I was given the resources to find a job and a home for myself and my son.
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St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.
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316-264-8344 ext. 1262
The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.