Updated July 23, 2020
Catholic Charities remains cautious
As a social service agency that provides food, shelter and other services within our communities, Catholic Charities has continued to offer these essential services during the pandemic.
We are continuing many of the precautions previously put in place to protect the health of our clients, staff and volunteers. We regularly review these precautions and make adjustments when appropriate.
As of July 23, we continue to ask staff, clients and volunteers to wear masks in public areas of our buildings as the governor has mandated.
1. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is a drive thru pantry. Clients will receive a pre-packed bag or box of food items based on the size of their household and check-in is streamlined. Click HERE for hours.
2. Harbor House Hotline Remains Open
Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter Hotline remains open and staffed 24/7 for those who feel worried by a relationship or have concerns for friends or family. Please call 316-263-6000
3. Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Catholic Charities’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families has received additional grant dollars from the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of the CARES Act. This will allow us to help even more homeless or near homeless veterans and their families throughout a 25-county area of south central and southeast Kansas. To learn more, call (316) 202-0637.
4. Cana Counseling
Cana Counseling is now taking appointments for in-person therapy sessions while continuing to offer telehealth. Social distancing will be maintained during in-person appointments for the health and safety of clients and therapists; masks should be worn if social distancing is impossible. Telehealth appointments are still available and are encouraged. If you have questions or would like to schedule a session, please call (316) 263-6941.
5. Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services has had its COVID-19 Safe Start Transition Plan approved by the Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization. For questions and more information call Dana at (316) 942-2008.
6. Immigration Services
Immigration Services is now accepting in-person appointments. Social distancing will be maintained during appointment for the health and safety of clients and staff; masks should be worn if social distancing is impossible. Walk-in Wednesdays are still suspended. Please call if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment at (316) 264-0282.
7. Wishlist items
We are now accepting in-kind donations of NEW items only and by appointment at our administration offices. To schedule an appointment to drop off new items, please call Kayla at 316-264-8344, ext. 1262. While the donation of new items is greatly appreciated, cash donations allow us the greatest flexibility to purchase the items we need most. Please click HERE for more details.
Top wishlist needs include:
- Personal hygiene products
- Feminine hygiene products
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning supplies
- Bath towels
- Trash bags
- Sunscreen and bug spray
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Sedgwick County, we are temporarily only placing volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. We are asking volunteers for all other ministries to patiently wait for future assignments.
Volunteers at Our Daily Bread will be asked screening questions about symptoms and recent travel to areas with COVID-19 outbreaks.
For those interested in volunteering at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, or at one of our other ministries in the future, please submit an application online.
9. Other precautions:
- Visits to St. Joseph Pastoral Center are by appointment only. Please call (316) 264-8344.
- We ask all staff, clients and volunteers to wear masks in public areas of our buildings as mandated by the governor, and to continue social distancing practices.
- Staff from SAFE Project will speak with clients via telephone or in-person depending on the availability of local DCF offices.
- We will ask all clients, volunteers and staff screening questions regarding symptoms and recent travel to areas with COVID-19 outbreaks.
- Immigration Services and Cana Counseling waiting room is limited to 5 visitors to ensure safety and social distancing practices.
10. Agency Cleanliness
We have asked all our staff and volunteers in all our ministries, to follow guidance from the CDC regarding frequent handwashing and cleansing of surfaces, and covering their coughs and sneezes. Clients, volunteers and employees who are sick are asked to remain at home. We are asking volunteers, clients and staff to wear masks as often as possible.
It is now and always has been, Catholic Charities mission to provide long term recovery assistance in times of disaster. We are working closely with community partners to meet the growing demand for food distribution. In addition, we are planning for what actions we should take to help in the long-term recovery efforts within the 25 counties in the Diocese of Wichita.
You can help us respond swiftly and provide assistance to those in need by donating to our Faithful Servant Fund.
We will use contributions to the Faithful Servant Fund in the ministries and for the people that can most benefit from them. Please visit our response page to learn more about how you can support our efforts.
We will continue to update the information on this page for clients, volunteers and donors.
We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:
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.
Need donation support?
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.