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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|

Feast Magazine: New Roots CSA Signups Now Open in KC

BY APRIL FLEMING - March 6, 2017 New Roots for Refugees is a program managed by Catholic Charities and Cultivate KC that provides training and mentorship in small-scale farming for refugees who have been resettled in and around Kansas City, Kansas. These refugees most often come from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma (Myanmar) [...]

By | March 8, 2017|In the News, Refugees & Immigrants|

EVENT SERIES – Catholic Spiritual Care for the End of Life: The Importance of Decision-Making

This Catholic Community Hospice event series is presented by Dr. Catherine Powers, Medical Director; Donda McLaughlin, LMSW, LCSW, Parish Liaison; and Brent Doster, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator. Have you ever thought about end-of-life care for you, a spouse or a parent? What would it look like? Would your faith play a role? It’s scary to learn that [...]

By | February 28, 2017|Hospice Care|

Brochure: Friendly Visitors

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Friendly Visitors program that you can download to print and share. Could you use a friend? Do you need: Home visits or telephone calls for companionship? Assistance with reading mail, writing letters or paying bills? Assisted transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, errands, etc.? Personal visits and Ring-a-Day services are [...]

By | February 21, 2017|Friendly Visitors, Information Sheets|

Brochure: Refugee Employment Services

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about Refugee Employment Services that you can download to print and share. Imagine being forced to flee your country due to fear of being tormented or even killed for who you are and what you believe. You must leave the place you call home, the family and friends that you love, [...]

By | February 21, 2017|Information Sheets, Refugees & Immigrants|

Brochure: New Roots for Refugees

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the New Roots for Refugees program that you can download to print and share. We're growing more than fresh vegetables. Imagine being uprooted, fleeing your home, fearing for your life and the lives of your family. You leave everything behind, but finally you get help. You are going [...]

By | February 21, 2017|Refugees & Immigrants|

KC Star: ‘Giving fatigue’ weighs on local charities in winter months

BY BETH LIPOFF | Special to The Star The decorations are down, and the festive food is long gone, but local charities are hoping Kansas City area residents will keep the holiday giving spirit. Although many organizations see a significant uptick in donations during the holidays as people are in a giving mood and are locking [...]

By | February 20, 2017|Get Involved, In the News|