Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas

Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas The mission of Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas is to honor human potential through service, advocacy, and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, a member of Catholic Charities USA, has provided services for people in need since 1965. Our mission is to honor human potential through service, advocacy and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel so that every person can experience hope and fulfillment.
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With offices in Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, we provide adoption services, pregnancy counseling, teen mom support, healthy marriage and relationship classes, counseling for addiction, relapse prevention, and mental health, economic assistance, and disaster response throughout southwest Kansas.

Mission: The Mission of Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas is to honor human potential through service, advocacy and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel.

Lo que anima a tantos emigrantes y refugiados es el binomio confianza y esperanz; ellos llevan en el corazón el deseo de...
02/17/2020

Lo que anima a tantos emigrantes y refugiados es el binomio confianza y esperanz; ellos llevan en el corazón el deseo de un futuro mejor, no sólo para ellos, sino también para sus familias y personas queridas. --Papa Francisco

02/13/2020
Kansas Appleseed

Kansas Appleseed

El censo está por llegar, y esto es lo que necesitas saber! Gracias por el video Dodge City High School Broadcasting Class.

The Census is coming! Here's what you need to know! Thank you for the video, Dodget City High School Broadcasting Class.

#Census2020 #Censo2020

02/13/2020
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Effects on Food Security

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance in the form of an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which must be used at participating food stores. If you need help with food, contact us and we'll help you apply for SNAP. https://youtu.be/yFiS-trVSKM

Mathematica's study of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest, most rigorous national study of food security among SNAP particip...

02/12/2020
SNAP: Myths vs. Facts

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is based upon income, resources, and the number of individuals in a household. If you are struggling to pay for food, you could qualify. Call us to learn more. https://youtu.be/Jw7uT1jOt0o

The SNAP Alumni project champions successful Americans -- citizens who once received food stamps and are now leaders in the arts, government, business, sport...

Struggling to pay for food for your family? SNAP provides low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase...
02/11/2020

Struggling to pay for food for your family? SNAP provides low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase food. Questions? Contact us. We can help.

02/10/2020
Are you struggling to start a family? Have you thought about Infant Adoption? Our caring staff has the knowledge and exp...
02/07/2020

Are you struggling to start a family? Have you thought about Infant Adoption? Our caring staff has the knowledge and experience to help you understand and sort through the process, fees, fears, questions, and decisions. It's a weighty matter, but starting a family IS within reach. There's no cost, pressure or expectation if you would like to contact us to learn more at 620-792-1393.

Scott and Robbie are no strangers to the world of adoption. In fact, that's how they've grown their family so far and no...
02/06/2020

Scott and Robbie are no strangers to the world of adoption. In fact, that's how they've grown their family so far and now the whole family eagerly waits for another family member. Sharing their profile helps to get the word out about their desire to adopt. Can you help? Here's the link: https://adobe.ly/2uZQwOB

America Magazine - The Jesuit Review
02/06/2020
America Magazine - The Jesuit Review

America Magazine - The Jesuit Review

Pope Francis said the social doctrine of the church teaches that forms of government and banks achieve their proper purpose in society when they work for “the common good, social justice, peace, and the integral development of each person, and of the human community.”

02/06/2020

What is your favorite quote about adoption? Share it below?

Adventurous, faithful, delightfully fun-loving and longing to start their forever family....that's how we would describe...
02/05/2020

Adventurous, faithful, delightfully fun-loving and longing to start their forever family....that's how we would describe Rodney and Kallie. Sharing their adoption profile increases the odds of connecting with a potential birth mom. Can you help? Here's the link: https://adobe.ly/2Sc5xVi

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas at...
02/05/2020

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas at no cost to you!

Doug proposed to Rachel during a gunfight at Boot Hill Museum . . . the entire cast of the show helped out with the prop...
02/04/2020

Doug proposed to Rachel during a gunfight at Boot Hill Museum . . . the entire cast of the show helped out with the proposal. Rachel had no idea what was going on. Doug & Rachel long to start their forever family. Please share their profile for more to see; here's the link: https://adobe.ly/2OktRDi

02/03/2020

Grant & Christina dream of starting their forever family. Sharing their profile increases the odds. Can you help? Here's the link: spark.adobe.com/page/04bsB9UL6MifY/

Keep the conversation about poverty going with your family, in your parish, and neighborhood. "The Church cannot and mus...
01/31/2020

Keep the conversation about poverty going with your family, in your parish, and neighborhood. "The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice." - Pope Benedict XVI

We are called to listen to the needs of victims and uphold the dignity of offenders through practicing restorative justi...
01/30/2020

We are called to listen to the needs of victims and uphold the dignity of offenders through practicing restorative justice and opposing the death penalty. How can you show God’s love and mercy to those in need of healing and hope? http://bit.ly/2QTLUAJ

01/29/2020

“In service of the poor, there is no room for competition. Rather, we should humbly recognize that the Spirit is the source of our actions that reveal God’s closeness and his answer to our prayers.” - Pope Francis. Pray that the Holy Spirit leads you to be of service to the poor.

“Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of ...
01/28/2020

“Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor” (Evangelii Gaudium no. 187). Pray for the grace to understand how God is calling you to be an instrument for the common good.

01/27/2020

Poverty Facts: In 2018, 16.2% of all children (11.9 million) lived in poverty. That means nearly 1 in 6 children live in poverty. People under the age of 18 represented 22.6% of the total population in 2018 and 31.1% of the people in poverty.

Read about "Living Hope: A Voice for the Vulnerable". CCHD provides funds to help Living Hope empower members of the dis...
01/27/2020
Living Hope: A Voice for the Vulnerable

Read about "Living Hope: A Voice for the Vulnerable". CCHD provides funds to help Living Hope empower members of the disability community. They work to not only provide wheelchairs, safety, and community to people experiencing poverty and disability, but they also work to give them a voice and place in society. http://bit.ly/37NO6jV

Noe has been a quadriplegic for more than twenty years, ever since a drunk driver knocked him off his bicycle as he rode to work in Houston. Without a trace of bitterness, he told us, “I thank God …

How does the Gospel require us to respond to poverty in our communities? What can you do to proclaim the good news of Go...
01/26/2020

How does the Gospel require us to respond to poverty in our communities? What can you do to proclaim the good news of God’s love today?

Many face barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty due to discrimination or racism. Gift this new children’s book---whi...
01/25/2020

Many face barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty due to discrimination or racism. Gift this new children’s book---which was inspired by the bishop's new pastoral letter against racism, "Open Wide Our Hearts"---to kids in your life. https://amzn.to/2QwJsRJ

01/24/2020

Poverty Facts: According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in 2018, 552,830 people in the United States were homeless and 36,361 of the group were children.

Poverty disproportionately impacts the elderly. Read about how CCHD funded organizations such as the Massachusetts Senio...
01/24/2020
Mass Senior Action Council

Poverty disproportionately impacts the elderly. Read about how CCHD funded organizations such as the Massachusetts Senior Action Council have organized around issues such as healthcare, transportation, and voter engagement that are often challenging for elderly to access, trapping them in a cycle of poverty http://bit.ly/2N68Zz3

Building Senior Power Together

01/23/2020
CST 101 | Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Throughout our lives, God accompanies us. In a very special way, God is close to those who suffer and are marginalized. Watch this video and reflect: What priority do those who experience poverty have in my heart? http://bit.ly/36vIqLi

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Learn from Cardinal Luis Anto...

01/21/2020

Poverty Facts: An estimated 11.1% of U.S. households were food insecure at least sometime during the year in 2018, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.

Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first African American priest in the U.S. and dedicated himself to his parishioner...
01/21/2020

Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first African American priest in the U.S. and dedicated himself to his parishioners, many of whom were living in poverty. Learn more about Fr. Tolton and other inspiring holy men and women who worked courageously to address racism in their communities. http://bit.ly/39PMcRG

Timeline Photos
01/20/2020

Timeline Photos

01/20/2020
Top 5 Lessons from the 2018 Pastoral Letter Against Racism

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought tirelessly to eliminate injustice and segregation. He understood that eliminating poverty is not simply a hand-out; it is restoring the dignity all persons deserve. Learn about—and join— Catholics in the work to address the evil of racism and end racial injustice in our communities. http://bit.ly/2QTYos7

In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a pastoral letter against racism — their first in almost 40 years. Here are the t...

Today, reflect on the role of our civil leaders and their obligations to implement just policies for the common good. A ...
01/19/2020
Poverty USA

Today, reflect on the role of our civil leaders and their obligations to implement just policies for the common good. A basic moral test for society is how our most vulnerable members are faring. http://bit.ly/37Fd3hq

POVERTY FACTS The Population of Poverty USA In 2018, 38.1 million people lived in Poverty USA. That means the poverty rate for 2018 was 11.8%. Use our interactive map to take a closer look at poverty statistics in the United States. Who lives in Poverty USA? All those who make less than the Federal....

Ending poverty starts with you. Become a part of the movement to lift 45 million Americans out of poverty and help chang...
01/18/2020
Poverty Awareness - Catholic Charities USA

Ending poverty starts with you. Become a part of the movement to lift 45 million Americans out of poverty and help change the lives of millions of others in need. http://bit.ly/2FuJgw4

Learn more about poverty in the U.S. and to join with Catholic Charities in our mission to lift up the neediest among us.

01/18/2020

Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated each year on January 18-25. The 2020 theme is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (Acts 28:2). Chosen by the Christian community from the churches in Malta and Gozo (Christians Together in Malta), the theme invites Christians to ask: are we indifferent to the struggles many migrants face or do we show “unusual kindness” and act as witnesses to God’s loving providence to all people?

01/17/2020

Poverty Facts: According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in 2018, 88,640 individuals or 16% of the homeless population are chronically homeless, which means they often have a disability and have experienced homelessness for a year or longer.

01/17/2020
Two feet of Love in Action / Los dos pies del amor en acción

The Two Feet of Love in Action are two unique but complementary ways to fight poverty. Watch this video about how one foot is social justice— eliminating root causes of poverty, and the second is charitable works— responding to immediate needs. Search for a local organization you can join and learn about the current policies affecting persons in poverty. http://bit.ly/37HOyQJ

01/15/2020
CST 101: Care for Creation

Our faith calls us to care for God’s creation and help poor countries and communities adapt to the effects of climate change. http://bit.ly/35zBOu2 What can you do at home and in your parish community to better care for God’s creation?

CST 101 is a 7-part video series by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. In this video, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Fr. James Mart...

01/14/2020
The Web of Poverty

Join us as we observe Poverty Awareness Month. http://bit.ly/2XqTC8r

In the United States, tens of millions of people live in a web of poverty. This video offers a unique insight into the complexity of poverty, how it connects...

01/14/2020
CST 101 | Call to Family, Community, and Participation

The church teaches that every person has a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and wellbeing of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. What are you doing in your family and community to encourage others to participate, especially in the work to address the systems and structures that keep people in poverty? http://bit.ly/35xijCg

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Learn from Lisa Hendey, Msgr....

Need help with food? We want help! Contact us for a SNAP food assistance application and we'll help you fill it out.
01/13/2020

Need help with food? We want help! Contact us for a SNAP food assistance application and we'll help you fill it out.

01/13/2020
CST 101: Rights and Responsibilities

When someone experiences poverty, their basic rights to clean water, food, housing, employment, and vital healthcare are violated. With rights comesthe duty to protect them. Learn more about our Rights and Responsibilities. http://bit.ly/36y7K3o

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Learn from Cardinal Seán O'Ma...

01/12/2020

Poverty Facts: Though the official census data gives seniors a 2018 poverty rate of only 9.23%, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for expenses such as the rising costs of health care, raises the senior poverty rate to 13.6%.

Through Baptism, we share in Christ’s prophetic mission as people of God “to bring glad tidings to the poor…proclaim lib...
01/12/2020

Through Baptism, we share in Christ’s prophetic mission as people of God “to bring glad tidings to the poor…proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Lk 4:18). How can you live out your baptismal call to advocate for and with persons in poverty locally and globally?

01/12/2020
Poverty USA

This month, we are observing poverty awareness month. http://bit.ly/39Pbks0 Learn more about the reality of poverty in the United States and find out how PovertyUSA.org can help you to join the work to address its root causes.

Learn more by visiting PovertyUSA.org!

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906 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
67801

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(620) 227-1562

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I just had surgery in April of this year just got a place of my own from being homeless go to Maria for help because other organizations had a long waiting list Maria told me on that Thursday that she would talk to her supervisor to see if they could help.i got nothing I called up there she told me she would call me it's been weeks still nothing.i went up there yesterday nothing.i called today with my feelings to them and will never go to them ever again.they are only out to help their kind and color.
A heartwarming story about Prayer and Action in the Diocese of Dodge City. Spots are still available for college and high school students to get involved this summer! Registration info here: http://www.dcdiocese.org/…/summer-programs/prayer-and-action https://youtu.be/zVpSt3PWXWA