Located at Wesley House in Pittsburg, Southeast Kansas Services at Catholic Charities provides assistance with rent, utilities, clothing, as well as case management services in order to stabilize families in crises. Additionally Catholic Charities at SEK seeks to stabilize families for life by offering relationship education workshops, family support services and the CA$H program. The CA$H Program is designed to improve participants’ economic situation and teach long-term savings behavior. There are two main elements of the CA$H program: Education and Individual Development Accounts. For every $1 a participant deposits in their account toward the purchase of a qualifying asset the program grants the participant with an additional $2.
United Way of SWMOSEKS
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.