Will you help bring JOY to the families of Catholic Charities?
Your gift will help us feed hungry families, shelter battered women and homeless families, care for adults with disabilities and welcome strangers to our community. Please join us in supporting our Witness the Joy.
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“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of GREAT JOY that will be for all people.” (Luke 2:10). As the angel proclaimed to the shepherds that most holy of nights, you too can share a message of JOY this Christmas season.
JOY is found where a…
- hungry family receives emergency food assistance.
- battered woman finds safety and a new future.
- young family finds a private room to sleep and resources for a better life.
- lonely senior finds a new purpose by mentoring children.
- stranger finds assistance navigating a maze of laws
- family or married couple finds emotional support to reignite hope
- caregiver finds an enriching day program for their special one.
- homeless veteran gets back on their feet.
JOY is found at Catholic Charities.
Through 13 ministries that focus on counseling, domestic violence, homelessness, hunger immigration, seniors and disabled adults, Catholic Charities shares God’s love and joy by caring for more than 15,000 people each year.
Those lives are touched because of those who witness their love for God by generously supporting those in need.
Make a Gift
$500 Help a family with a security deposit.
$250 Help with utility deposits or furniture.
$100 Help with transportation to work or the doctor.
$50 Put food on the table for a hungry family or sheets and a pillow on a bed.
Come share the JOY of Christmas in our community by donating today.
Who Are You Helping?
Mary Jane Wooten and McRae
Harbor House Mother, Kim
When I came to Harbor House, I felt like I could finally take a deep breath. It’s a safe environment that feels like a home. I have been given a strong support system and my kids have taken to the positive living community. Now, I’m working with my advocate to work out a plan of action and move forward.“Harbor House means having the chance to start over without fear of losing my kids.”
Kevin and his Mother, Nancy
Well, she raised me, it’s my turn to help her. Most days at Adult Day Services she does art projects, plays games with friends and occasionally does community outings. “It’s so relieving to know there’s such a caring staff that takes care of her while I’m at work.” She’s such a sweet and joyful woman, she deserves to have good people around her.
Coming in here, this is not what I expected. To be honest, I was nervous to come in and a little embarrassed. My daughter and I were just evicted from our apartment. While we stay with family, it’s nice to get groceries for free. It’s even better that I pick my own food. “We have alot of allergies… I can actually choose food here that we both love.”
When my family came to St. Anthony Familiy Shelter, we were broken and barely holding on. I am a mother of four children under the age of 11, three girls and a boy. My son is special needs and requires extra attention. I was drained reaching shelter. I questioned my worthiness as my children’s mother, but I no longer live in that dark hole. “I quickly learned with support and compassion of case managers that I had options and they would help me get there.”
We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:
St. Joesph 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.