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Laura’s Hope Story: Settling In

Laura is the mother of five children. Her husband is currently incarcerated and is not due to be released for at least two years. She had a hard time keeping up with bills while trying to juggle a job and taking care of her kids. She ended up losing her job because her car had [...]

Laura’s Hope Story: Settling In2018-05-21T09:33:30+00:00

Janet and Mic’s Hope Story: Welcome to Town

My name is Janet and I'm married to Mic, and this is our hope story. We came to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas because we were homeless and staying in a local shelter. We were from out of state and searching for employment and housing. The shelter suggested we contact Catholic Charities for assistance. I'm [...]

Janet and Mic’s Hope Story: Welcome to Town2018-05-25T12:45:33+00:00

Mari’s Hope Story: Faith in Me

My name is Mari and this is my hope story... I've worked with my case manager as part of the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) program for almost a year. It's been a process. Nothing easy about it. By being an active participant in the KLPP program (attending classes, meeting regularly with my case manager, [...]

Mari’s Hope Story: Faith in Me2018-05-08T11:41:50+00:00

Ron’s Hope Story: A Vet’s Victory

From one of our case managers... Earlier this month, a retired and disabled Veteran named Ron called us asking for assistance with his bills which had gotten out of control. He had just moved to our town from Missouri, the expenses from his move were more than his monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, [...]

Ron’s Hope Story: A Vet’s Victory2018-05-04T15:54:10+00:00

Alice’s Hope Story: My Guardian Angel

A landlord called to schedule an appointment for a tenant of his, Alice, who was nearing eviction. She is an elderly lady with health issue. The landlord dropped her off at our  Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) for her appointment and said to call him when it was over. I introduced myself to Alice and let her [...]

Alice’s Hope Story: My Guardian Angel2018-05-01T12:02:33+00:00

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth

Download Car Donation for a Greener Earth PDF. Find out everything you need to know about donating your car to help local families in need through Catholic Charities on our Cars4KC website.

Donate Your Car for a Greener Earth2018-04-19T09:55:36+00:00

Rachel’s Hope Story: Safe Haven

From one of our case managers... Rachel came to one of our Emergency Assistance Centers (EACs) to shop at our Food Pantry. She had noticeable bruises on her face and was struggling to make eye contact. I invited her into my office and I asked her if she was okay. She revealed to me that [...]

Rachel’s Hope Story: Safe Haven2018-04-09T12:30:24+00:00

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event

On April 3, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) federal funders, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), sponsored a special event recognizing the impact of  AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the KC Metro. The event was a celebration reception for National Service Day of Recognition. Grandma Betty Jean Walker shares a few stories [...]

Foster Grandparents Program Celebrated at National Service Day Event2018-04-04T14:29:59+00:00

Catholic Charities works to help with tax season

This article was written by Marcus Clem and first published in the Atchison Globe. Tax season is stressful for some, but Jason Chen has the best of three worlds in offering his services as a volunteer accountant to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. First, he gets to wax the amount of exposure and resume-qualifying experience [...]

Catholic Charities works to help with tax season2018-03-22T17:00:26+00:00

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves Brown County

This article was first published in the Hiawatha World. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Mobile Resource Bus visits Brown County several times throughout the year. They offer a variety of resources and support – including community referrals, emergency financial assistance (rent & utility) – by appointment only, food (including bread and cold/fresh items – depending [...]

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves Brown County2018-03-20T09:49:00+00:00