There are many social service organizations that serve the citizens of Dodge City. Here is an update on some of them. Information provided by the City of Dodge City.
Manna House: The pantry requires supplies for local families, especially hygiene items, fresh and canned food donations, egg cartons, bags and sacks. They are accepting donations of surplus produce gardens. For more information, please call 620-227-6707. The pantry is open from 2-4 pm Monday-Friday. They also welcome contributions, including gift cards to local supermarkets. Donations may be mailed to 1012 First St., Dodge City, Kansas
Photo caption: L-R: Nancy, Jane, Mali, and Kristin Hines. Picture by Mindy Imel
CASA: Check out these lovely CASA volunteer trainees! Child abuse and neglect do NOT stop because of a pandemic, so neither do CASA volunteers! Our next training class starts in October. We closely monitor the health situation in our community and offer volunteer training virtually if needed. Want to learn more, or ready to apply? Give us a call at 620-225-1278 and ask for Mindy or Kristin. Be sure to follow us at www. facebook.com/CASACWS.
Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities is just a phone call away for anyone who needs help filling out an application for food assistance. Call 620-227- 1562.
Like to help others? Catholic Charities is looking for someone to fill an AmeriCorps position. Duties involve assisting others with job placement and job improvement. For more information, contact Marci Smith at 620-272- 0010. Apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing. do?fromSearch=true&id=99167
Salvation Army: The Thrift Store has now reopened with requirements for safety. If the COVID-19 crisis has impacted you and your family, the Salvation Army has help available. Please visit our emergency assistance page to fill out your application form http:// ow.ly/23GP50zz7IQ. To donate or to inquire about assistance or services, please call 620-225-4871.
Harvest America continues to assist the community, even through
these challenging times! They provide rent, food, utility, fuel, and car repair assistance. In the past, they were only able to assist with electric and gas bills, but now we can assist them with their water bills. The car repair assistance would be for safety items (brakes, tires, etc.), general maintenance (oil change, battery, etc.), and can also help with tag registration or renewals. We have applications outside of their office door at 100 Military Ave Suite 122 or by phone or email to request one. The phone number is (620)227-7882, and email is [email protected]
Friendship Feast Association: The dining room is open and serving meals from 11:30 am
– 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 803 Central Avenue. Recently, Friendship Feast received hand sanitizer from Boot Hill Distillery so that they can hand them out to guests, as well. They are currently serving about 50 individuals daily and are requesting donations of breads, pastas, and fresh fruit. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1075, Dodge City, KS 67801. For more information, contact Sarah Speakman at 620-408- 5594.
United Way of Dodge City: The United Way of Dodge City continues to care for community members by serving as a resource both via telephone and online. They are providing quality information to help our neighbors during this crisis. Additionally, the United Way 211 program is helping connect Kansans to resources outside of our region. United Way of Dodge City has established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to provide aid to those affected. The funds will be disbursed to nonprofit agencies that directly impact the lives of individuals who may experience a lack of basic needs being met during this time. We have set up two easy ways to donate:
• Donate online: www.unitedwaydodgecity.org
• Checks can be mailed to United Way of Dodge City, 2010 1st Avenue, Dodge City, Kansas 67801.
For questions or more information, please contact the United Way of Dodge City office by calling (620) 227-8793 or emailing [email protected]
Genesis Family Health, located at 1700 Ave F, encourages those requesting food or utility assistance to visit www.genesisfamilyhealth. org. If individuals need cleaning supplies like soap, bleach, and gloves, they have a pick-up opportunity for these supplies at the drive-up. The Clinic is open Monday and Tuesday with a health practitioner and Wednesdays and Thursdays with telehealth appointments. They are requesting donations of rice, beans, macaroni and cheese and cereal. To arrange a drop off at the door, please call Contact Elva Dominguez or Uriel Campos at 620-225-0625. They are open from 8-5 pm Monday – Friday and closed from 12-1 pm for lunch.
Crisis Center Crisis Center: The Crisis Center’s mission is to Believe, support and empower victims of domestic and sexual violence through advocacy. For Crisis Intervention advocacy services, please call 620-225-6510 and for support services, call our office number 620-225-6987. We are not taking donations at
this time; we have been abundantly blessed. Ford County Community Collaborative Response Team (CCRT) is hosting an all-day training on October 28, 2020, Behind the Mask: Animal Abuse Perpetration as an Indicator of Risk for Responders, Families, and Communities. To register, go to kcsdv.org and create a login and go from there or call our office if you have questions! Find us on Facebook!
Kansas Family Advisory Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outreach ministry that serves birth and kinship families, who are at risk or involved in the child welfare system. We provide support, education, advocacy, and training. We also have the Sharing His Love Resource Closet and the Juanita Alexander Food Pantry available for those in need within the community. We are located at the Village Square Mall in the lower level. Our office hours at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please call our office if you or someone you
know need services. Our number is 471-2022. If you would like to learn more about our ministry or would like to donate, please check out our website www.kfan.org