Information for those seeking assistance 
For emergency food, local residents can contact the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) at
785-242-7450, Ext. 7640 from 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday.
On Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday they can also contact My Father's House at 294-3600 from 1 - 4 pm.

For utility assistance, call Janea at My Father's House at 294-3600. (PACA cannot help with rent please call ECKAN)

Call 211 for United Way to find other assistance in our area.


About PACA

Incorporated in 1973, the Paola Association for Church Action (PACA) is an organization of churches working together in Christian witness to our community.  We Partner with other community groups and agencies to meet the physical, social and educational needs of our communities.

PACA is a designated 501(c)(3) organization and is supported by tax-decuctible donations from individuals and organizations, contributions from member churches, the local United Way and gifts from charitable trusts.

PACA serves people in the Paola and Hillsdale zip codes with other county wide prjects throughout the year.

Services/Projects Provided

Community Worship services (Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Thanksgiving; "Senior Send Off")
Sunday afternoon care/nursing home worship service
PACA Food Bank* (The food bank is located in the First Presbyterian Church building.)
Operation Holiday*
Utility assistance*
Gas vouchers for medical appointments*
Overnight shelter and meals for stranded travelers*
Ring bells for Salvation Army at Christmas
Sponsoring Agency - Foster Grandparents Program
Monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast

PACA Membership

Cross Point Assembly of God
First Baptist Church of Paola
First Lutheran Church
First Mt. Olivet Church
First Presbyterian Church
Grace Revolution Church
Hillsdale Presbyterian Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Living Proof Church
My Father's House
Paola Christian Church
Paola United Methodist Church
The Journey Church
Trinity Lutheran Church

*In order to get assistance, you would have to visit one of the membership churches to fill out the proper paperwork.

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