Everything We Do Is Driven By Our Mission

Inspired by Christian faith, Bishop Sullivan Center shows God’s love to people in financial hardship by providing food, help in finding jobs and other aid.

Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all.

Working in service of that mission, we are making a difference in our community.

News and Events


“Cover the Bill Fund” to Help COVID Victims

COVID has left many people unemployed or underemployed. They now have a hard time paying their bills and risk eviction or the cutoff of a utility. Those who are applying for help from Bishop Sullivan Center were just getting by pre-COVID and have no “rainy day” fund to dip into. Their needs are urgent.

Can you help by making a donation to our “Cover the Bill” Fund? 



Summer Internship Program for Catholic College Students 

 Twenty full-time positions are available this summer at nonprofit organizations throughout Kansas City. As requested by the Catherin V. Merrill Foundation, this program is for students who are entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of college in the fall following the summer in which they would intern, and are active in their Catholic faith. Click here to learn more.



Do You Need Help?


 We know that many have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 virus. Both of our food pantry locations are still open! We are serving sandwiches for lunch and a hot meal for dinner at our community kitchen, One City Café. Look for details under “Get Help.” 

If you need financial assistance, you can apply for a household assistance grant.