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In the News: Catholic Charities lawyer works for immigrants

Lawyer works to find legal avenues to citizenship for immigrants by Doug Weller Special to The Leaven Kansas City, Kan. — Talk in the nation’s capital of clamping down on illegal immigration and deporting people who don’t have legal documentation has Greg Bole scrambling. On Wednesday mornings, the day the lawyer opens the La Luz [...]

By | April 20, 2017|In the News, Refugees & Immigrants|

Hope Notes – April 2017 – E-Newsletter

Benedictine Students Provide Tax Help Three Benedictine College students are using the knowledge they've gained in class to give back to the Atchison community. As volunteers for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, they are providing basic tax preparation services free of charge. The VITA program is available to those who make $54,000 or less [...]

By | April 20, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Brochure: Leavenworth EAC

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Leavenworth Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) that you can download to print and share. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE The Leavenworth Emergency Assistance Center provides programs and services to low-income individuals and families based on need — not religion, race or nationality. People come through our doors when they are [...]

By | April 20, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Information Sheets|

Breaking Bread – Spring 2017 – Strengthening Programs Set Course for Achieving Self-Sufficiency

Jack came into one of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Emergency Assistance Centers seeking more than food and utility assistance. He was looking for a job. Jack is among the growing number of people turning to Catholic Charities for employment support services. “Our goal is to help people obtain full-time jobs with a career path [...]

By | April 18, 2017|Breaking Bread - Print Newsletter, Financial Education|

In the News: “Catholic Charities leaders push priorities with Congress on ‘Hill Day'”

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Four years ago, Ted Bergh was asking members of Congress to support food programs and comprehensive immigration reform, issues of deep concern to Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, which he serves as CEO. Bergh was back on Capitol Hill March 29 for Catholic Charities USA's Hill [...]

By | April 4, 2017|Emergency Assistance, In the News|

Join the conversation: ‘Spent’ film addresses predatory lending

Join the conversation at this community event in Lawrence. 'Spent: Looking for Change' is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for [...]

By | March 30, 2017|Financial Education|

Ken Williams: Lent reminds us that Christ died for all of us

This article was originally posted on The Leaven and written by Ken Williams, President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. When Jared walked into our emergency assistance center, we were his last choice. Unemployed, with only a meager amount of money, Jared had run out of food. He had nowhere else to turn. The [...]

By | March 22, 2017|In the News|

Wyandotte Daily: Bishop Ward Students Serve Catholic Charities

On Friday, March 10, Bishop Ward held its first All School Service Day. All students embarked throughout the community to help serve various organizations and individuals in need. “Today was a great opportunity to put our faith and service into action,” Williams said. Students, teachers and administration gathered in prayer before boarding buses and heading [...]

By | March 22, 2017|In the News, Volunteers|

Hope Notes – March 2017 – E-Newsletter

Program Delivers Care to Pregnant Women The statistics are unsettling. Babies of mothers who do not get proper prenatal care are three times more likely to be born with low birth weights, and five times more likely to die. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is trying to change that outcome through its Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI) program. [...]

By | March 14, 2017|Hope Notes - Enewsletter|

Brochure: Emporia EAC

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Emporia Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) that you can download to print and share. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE People come through our doors when they are experiencing hard times such as a job loss, serious illness or an unexpected expense. They are struggling to feed their families. They can’t afford their medication [...]

By | March 9, 2017|Emergency Assistance, Information Sheets|