Emergency Assistance
and transitional Housing

Since 1974, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Emergency Assistance Program has played a significant role in the community’s safety net for people of all faiths. Services provided meet the immediate, basic survival needs of families with low incomes while staff members also help clients identify long-term solutions that lead to self-sufficiency.The program’s goal is to ensure families' and individuals' basic needs are met - having enough food to prevent going to bed hungry; rent money to avoid eviction and homelessness; water to bathe in or prepare food; electricity to run a refrigerator and lights; and gas to heat their homes and cook.

The Program operates at the organization’s Emergency Assistance Centers. All centers are located in fully accessible buildings where clients may walk-in or make an appointment. Some services are available in Lawrence. There are no fees for services provided.

Primary services include:

  • Food
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance (gas, electricity, water) 
  • Transitional housing assistance
  • Case Management

To help in underserved areas, our Resource Bus takes food and other services to counties including Osage, Atchison, Coffey, Nemaha, Anderson, Jackson, Brown, Pottawatomie and Marshall.  To read more about the Resource Bus, click here

How You Can Help
Catholic Charities is able to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of the community support provided by individuals, foundations and corporations.  Volunteers play a vital role in delivering services ranging from administrative help to coordinating food drives. Learn more about hosting a food drive.

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For more information
contact the Emergency Assistance Center nearest you.


"If it had not been for the hard work, commitment, & support of my case manager and Catholic Charities, I do not know where I would be …. I owe you my life."
-Program Beneficiary

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Administrative Office
9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
P: 913.433.2100 | F: 913.433.2101

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