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Adoption services are available in Salina, Concordia, Hays, and Manhattan.
Are you thinking about placing a child for adoption? Catholic Charities can help. We are a licensed child placement agency, providing services to birth parents and their families without charge, regardless of religious preference, age, race, or marital status.
You have options. There is often anxiety and uncertainty when you face an unplanned pregnancy or cannot care for your child. We can help you explore your thoughts and feelings while you consider keeping your child, or placing that child for adoption. Because either choice has lifelong implications, it is critical that you carefully consider each option.
We are advocates first and foremost for the child and birth parents. We believe that children are best served by preserving their connection to their family of origin. The best decision for you and your child comes from you, and we will support you, whether you decide to parent or to place your child in a loving adoptive home.
You can choose the family for your child. If you make an adoption plan during your pregnancy, or when your child is older, you may choose a prospective adoptive family from profiles that have been prepared. These families have received adoption education, and will provide a permanent and loving home for your child. We give both birth families and adoptive families equal respect and courtesy. Our agency encourages fully open adoptions, but will also work with birth parents who choose confidential placements. Any ongoing contact after placement will depend solely on you and the family of your choice.
The final decision is yours. Catholic Charities makes sure that there is never any pressure to make a decision. If you decide to place your child for adoption, we will help you carry out your plan.
Looking to adopt? Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas is a licensed adoption child placing agency, authorized by the State of Kansas Department of Health and Environment. At Catholic Charities, we believe that the open adoption process is the start of a life-long relationship between birth parents, adoptive parents and the child. We provide services, including the processing of adoption application paperwork, education and support, home study services, marketing, placement, and post placement support. We also provide home study services for Domestic and International Adoptions. If you are interested in learning more, please use the registration form below.
Pregnancy services are available in Salina, Concordia, Hays, and Manhattan.
Are you pregnant and worried about how you are going to manage?
You don't have to handle this alone. The Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI) may be able to help you. Any Kansas female who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy and is determined to be in need of services may qualify for assistance from PMI in these areas:
- prenatal medical care
- postnatal medical care for you and your child
- promotion of the child's father's involvement
- adoption guidance
- drug and alcohol assessment and treatment
- domestic abuse protection
- child care
- parenting classes
There is hope. Please contact us for more information. We can help.
Counseling and therapy are available in Salina, Concordia, Hays, and Manhattan.
Are you experiencing turmoil in your life? In today's fast and changing society, many problems arise causing stress and discomfort. Catholic Charities is a social service agency providing mental health counseling and therapy services regardless of religion, race, nationality, age, or financial status.
Types of counseling and therapy include:
Children Early intervention -- when trouble is first recognized -- can prevent problems at a later date. We offer therapy for the individual child, and for the family. We work closely with school personnel.
Adolescents New feelings and emotions can create problems for adolescents and their families. We provide individual and family therapy to assist the adolescent who is experiencing difficulty with peers, school, self-esteem, and identity issues.
Adults A stressful lifestyle, career problems, loss of a relationship, depression, and self-esteem issues are just a few of the situations causing stress in adults' lives. We provide individual and group therapy, mental status evaluations, stress management, and treatment for most mental health issues.
Family Our treatment is based on caring for the family as a system, as well as for the individuals within the system. The goal is to help the family move toward more balanced and functional interaction.
Marriage & Couples Partners struggle with new roles and rules, new definitions of intimacy, communication, and commitment. Our staff can help you and your partner adjust to these changes.
Divorce Adjustment We provide a structured group environment, facilitated by professional counselors, to assist and support those dealing with the challenges of divorce.
Our counselors understand. Catholic Charities counselors are compassionate, trained professionals whose education and experience help them to understand your problems. All services are strictly confidential.
Make an appointment to fit your schedule. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available. Schedule an appointment by contacting our office.
Click here to learn about our counselors.
Immigrant assistance is available in Salina.
Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas is a not-for-profit agency that is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals. This program helps persons of low to medium resources apply for immigration status and assists those who are having difficulties with their U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) cases.
Catholic Charities' Immigration Program provides quality service to people of all faiths and nationalities. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1995 we have helped thousands of people gain Lawful Permanent Residence and/or U. S. Citizenship. Our statistics reflect positive outcomes in helping numerous people achieve a better lifestyle in the U.S.A.
We specialize in providing benefit eligibility determination for citizenship, work authorizations and other related services including:
- Family immigration applications and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Our office is recognized by the United States Board of Immigration Appeals. Immigration Specialist Micaela Triana-Jones is in charge of the Immigration program. She is here to serve communities with their immigration needs. If she cannot assist with a particular immigration need, she knows who may be able to help and can make the appropriate referral.
Types of assistance include:
- family Visa petitions
- family unity
- consular processing
- green card renewals
- work permits
- referrals to other service agencies
- translation (immigration related)
- notary public (as available)
- faxes (as available)
- photocopies (as available)
Located at 2145 Tulane Avenue in Salina, Kansas, 785-827-4203.
An affordable option for housing. Smoky Hill Villa is operated under a HUD Section 8 rental assistance program. Rent is based on income minus medical expenses, and rent-free apartments are a possibility. A utility allowance is provided to offset the cost of gas and electricity.
All the comforts you want in a home. Each residence is approximately 550 square feet, with individually-controlled heating and air conditioning. Stoves, refrigerators, and garbage disposals are provided, as well as indoor mailboxes. There are laundry facilities on site, and meal delivery and transportation is available from the Senior Center.
Socialize with your neighbors. The residents at Smoky Hill Villa are invited to attend scheduled activities such as potluck dinners, ice cream socials, bingo, movies, barbecues, and excursions. A community room is available to accommodate parties and family gatherings, and there are pleasant, landscaped outdoor areas for relaxing with friends.
You can feel safe and secure. Security features at Smoky Hill Villa include:
- Exterior entrances are locked during evening hours
- Smoke alarms in all apartments
- Fire alarms and automatic sprinkler systems in common areas
- Emergency call systems in each apartment
- Resident Assistant is a building occupant
- Deadbolt locks on apartment entrance doors
Emergency assistance is available in Salina, Hays, Concordia, and Manhattan.
Catholic Charities helps with food, diapers, toilet paper, laundry detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, razors, soap, formula, non-narcotic prescriptions, bus vouchers, eviction notices, shut off or disconnect notices from utility companies. The emergency assistance program is offered throughout the 31 county region.
We also have a loan program. Salina Area Savings Service and Education (SASSE) loan program was developed in partnership with the Bennington State Bank, University United Methodist Church and Consumer Credit Counseling. It is currently only available for Saline County residents. It offers guaranteed bank loans of up to $500.00 at a low interest loan rate of 6.25%. Payments are approximately $50.00 per month for up to one year. It was developed to help participants pay off high interest loans, help them establish credit and to develop a banking relationship. It has helped people with rent, deposits, shut offs, car repairs, and pay off high interest loans. Requirements include participating in a financial literacy course at Catholic Charities. They complete a workbook and receive a certificate that they've completed the financial literacy component. Many have opened checking and savings accounts and have improved their credit history.
Marriage for Keeps and Within My Reach are available in Salina and Manhattan.
Marriage for Keeps and Within My Reach programs are for all stages of relationships. These fun-filled classes are designed to strengthen and create positive outcomes for married couples, engaged, living together, dating and singles, through fun, educational, and interactive lessons and activities. We help you to build on the strengths of your relationships, and teach important life skills. The program is not counseling or therapy, and is voluntary. It offers an enjoyable way to support your relationships and have fun while doing so! People regardless of faith or non-faith traditions are served equally, with dignity and respect.
- Within My Reach classes start the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm.
- Within Our Reach classes start the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm.
Benefits of participating in this free program include:
- Gas cards and other incentives
- Exclusive access to our local Resource Center
- Ongoing support to maintain a healthy relationships
Don't lose touch -- strengthen your G.R.I.P.!
Do you know a couple who might benefit from our Healthy Relationship programs?
We're looking for other agencies to act as partners by making referrals from their client base, donating food, or other items to be used as prizes, providing volunteers and/or other resources to promote our program. Please consider lending your support to this important program that creates hope in the lives of families.