Help And Healing

The Church is here to offer support and healing.

Families today are facing many kinds of issues.  Please use this information as a starting point when you need to turn to someone for help or to seek resources for a loved one.  

This list is by no means exhaustive.  If you are seeking help and do not find what you are looking for here, please contact your priest or the Family Life Office for additional assistance.  

Catholic Charities

Services: Emergency Assistance, Health programs, Housing, Job Readiness, Veterans Services, Turn Around Re-Entry After Prison, Adoptions, Senior Care, Deaf & Disability

Domestic Violence Hotline 

1-800-799-7233 (24 hour hotline)

My House*

(help with pornography use)

816-808-6544 (24-hour confidential hotline)  
Services: Support Groups, Clinical Therapy, Prayer and Education

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

816-471-7229 (24 hour hotline)
provides information and answers for people fighting addiction, including national resources for rehab centers.

The Prevention Coalition
a site designed to educate parents, teachers, and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it.

Kansas City Gamblers Anonymous

Courage and Encourage Apostolates*

(for those with same-sex attraction who wish to find support from the Church and support for family members of those with same sex attraction)
913-428-9893 (24 hour helpline) (international)

Sexaholics Anonymous 

(local contact information): 913-599-9858
(international website)
(local resource website)

*Denotes apostolates directly supported and supervised by the diocesan Office of Family Life. All other service providers are independent. This list is provided to assist in the pastoral care of the faithful, however, no certification or endorsement by the Diocese of Kansas City-St.Joseph should be assumed.