Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas are the 2022 second-quarter recipients of nearly $11,000 in charitable donations from members of the 100+ People Who Care in Barton County group.
Established in 2015, after almost 50 years of serving as Catholic Social Services, Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas “honors human potential through service, advocacy and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel so that every person can experience hope and fulfillment.” They currently serve 28 counties throughout southwest Kansas, with offices in Great Bend, Dodge City, Garden City and Liberal.
Due to the pandemic, they have been providing multiple services in the form of emergency assistance and disaster relief. According to representative Rebecca Ford, needs often lag behind emergencies, so current needs are not receding. Services can include rent and utility assistance, personal hygiene and household/domestic needs through their non-food pantry, as well as pregnancy counseling, infant adoption support, life-skills classes, immigration support, and mental and behavioral health services for individuals and families, through group and marriage counseling, addiction counseling, and relapse prevention.
The quarterly pledges of the 100+ People Who Care members will allow Catholic Charities to continue to provide these valuable services to their applicants. To learn more about Catholic Charities, visit their website at catholiccharitiesswks.org, or the Facebook page for Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas.
The next giving meeting for the 100+ People Who Care group will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. At that time, representatives from Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas will return to provide an update on how the organization is utilizing the $10,000 gift. Members will also vote to select and nominate local, charitable organizations to receive future funds. More details can be found on the group’s website, 100bartoncounty.org, or on their Facebook page.