Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita stands ready to provide long-term disaster recovery to individuals and families impacted by natural & man-made mass disasters. It is a member of the Kansas Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (KSVOAD) and the South Central Kansas Regional VOAD (SCKRVOAD), and collaborates with local non-profits, local, county and state government emergency response departments and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Within our 25 county area of south central & southeast Kansas, our Community Disaster Recovery Plan involves provision of:
- Case Management: providing one-on-one support to individuals and families, including referrals to emergency disaster sheltering operated by The American Red Cross; access to long-term temporary housing providers following a family’s departure from an emergency shelter; resources for clothing, furniture and household goods; assistance with filing FEMA applications for individual assistance (in declared locations); referral to state and local government offices for temporary assistance and replacement of driver’s licenses; referral to emergency and continuing congregate meal services and other food pantries and other support for recovery up to six months following the disaster.
- Bulk Food: through the agency Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, distribution of pre-packed parcels of non-perishable food at distribution center in the disaster community and increased access to the Food Pantry in south Wichita.
- Non-recurrent financial assistance: for individuals and families who are uninsured and not eligible for FEMA or governmental financial assistance following a disaster, the agency may provide one-time financial aid for needs such as apartment rent, rental of a moving truck or storage of personal items; replacement of medications, identification, infant formula and diapers or other needs essential to daily living.
To mail a donation
Catholic Charities, Inc.
437 N. Topeka Street
Wichita, KS 67202-2413
Please write on the memo line of your check: CC Disaster Fund
To donate online
If you and your family have been affected by a house fire, please call your local American Red Cross office by calling 1-800-733-2767.