Updated May 19, 2020
Catholic Charities adjusts some operations for Phase 2
As a social service agency that provides food, shelter and social services within our communities, Catholic Charities has continued to offer these essential services throughout this crisis.
As Governor Kelly’s phased-in plan to reopen Kansas unfolds, we will continue to operate our ministries and serve clients. We will do so by continuing the precautions outlined below that have been in place for several weeks. We will review these precautions as each phase of the Governor’s plan comes to an end to determine whether or not adjustments are appropriate for the next phase.
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 will remain open and staffed 24/7 for those who feel worried by a relationship or have concerns for friends or family during these times of crisis. 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 will be taking extra precautions. Learn more in the document below. 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 encouraging cash donations so we can purchase the most needed items and limit contact between community members and our staff. Donate HERE.
We are now accepting only NEW in-kind donations by appointment only. at this time. Please call our Annual Fund Manager if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 316-264-8344 ext. 1262.
8. Until June 1:
- Visits to St. Joseph Pastoral Center are by appointment only. Please call (316) 264-8344.
- Staff from SAFE Project, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Rapid Re-Housing and Southeast Kansas Services will speak with clients via telephone only; no in-person meetings at this time.
- We will ask all clients, volunteers and staff screening questions regarding symptoms and recent travel to areas with COVID-19 outbreaks.
- We have suspended outings for our Adult Day Services ministry participants and no communal meals are being taken.
- Immigration Services and Cana Counseling waiting room is limited to 5 visitors to ensure safety and social distancing practices.
- No tours and outside visitors at Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and St. Anthony Family Shelter.
- We are conducting regular wellness check-ins with our Foster Grandparents.
- We are asking new volunteers and groups to patiently wait a few weeks for an assignment. Current volunteers will be asked screening questions about symptoms and recent travel to areas with COVID-19 outbreaks.
9. 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. 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.