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Hope Notes – June 2017 – E-Newsletter

From the Ground Up: Kansas City Company Builds Playhouse Team members from the Kansas City office of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) partnered with Catholic Charities this month to construct a playhouse for refugee children. The project was part of Catholic Charities' New Roots for Refugees program. The program helps refugees "put down new roots" in [...]

By | July 11, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Hope Notes – May 2017 – E-Newsletter

Got Milk? New Program Delivers Milk to Pantries Although milk is one of the most sought after nutrient-rich items, it's one of the least available at most food pantries. In fact, it's rarely donated due to strict regulations and a short shelf life. Fortunately , that's changing at a few of Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

By | July 11, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Fahdil’s Hope Story: The Move

Hi, my name is Fahdil and this is my hope story… I was a refugee from Iraq when I heard about Aspire Cleaning Service through my friend, who is their cleaning team lead. We both worked in the housekeeping department at an American Military hospital in Iraq. I first resettled in Colorado and was working [...]

By | June 22, 2017|Hope Stories, Refugees & Immigrants|

Safiya’s Hope Story: A Healthy Start

Hi, my name is Safiya and this is my hope story… After arriving in January, my son was suffering from several health problems including cerebral palsy and digestive problems that prevented him from eating solid food and often getting sick after eating. Once we arrived, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas took us to Children's Mercy [...]

By | June 22, 2017|Hope Stories, Refugees & Immigrants|

The Holton Recorder: Catholic Charities feeds more than 60 kids in Holton

By Ali Holcomb Jun. 21, 2017 in The Holton Recorder More than 60 area children are currently being fed a free lunch in Holton each day as part of a volunteer lunch program through Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Lunches are being offered Monday through Friday in Holton to children ages 18 and under at [...]

By | June 22, 2017|In the News, Kids Summer Food Program|

Harrison Family’s Hope Story: Reunited

Hi, we are the Harrison family and this is our hope story… Our family was recently homeless and living out of a hotel with our young child. We were paying for the hotel - some on our own, but we were unable to pay all our expenses without community assistance. The school district had paid [...]

By | June 20, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Hope Stories|

Vanessa’s Hope Story: Thank You

Hi, my name is Vanessa and this is my hope story… I came to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas after I was evicted from my place. A relative, who was letting me stay with them temporarily, had a fire and the relative spent Red Cross assistance to meet her own needs. I was homeless and [...]

Wendy’s Hope Story: Regaining Safety

Hi my name is Wendy and this is my hope story… When I first sought out Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Center I was escaping domestic violence from my husband of 4 years. Eventually my husband left and took all of my family’s assets. I was facing homelessness and disconnected utility service. I was also without [...]

By | June 20, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Hope Stories|

Shaun’s Hope Story: Steps to Stability

Hi my name is Corey and this is my hope story… I am a single father taking care of my young daughter on a fixed income due to disability. I am currently unable to work due to my physical disability and have been having a hard time keeping up with my utility bill. I was [...]

By | June 20, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Hope Stories|

Rod’s Hope Story: Overcoming Barriers

Hi my name is Rod and this is my hope story… A few months ago I looked to Catholic Charities’ resource bus for help. I am a father and was working as a seasonal worker, but had not received a paycheck in months. My family was barely scraping by and needed rental assistance to keep [...]

By | June 20, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Hope Stories|