Donated Items Put to Good Use at TurnStyles Thrift Stores

Gently used items are donated daily to TurnStyles Thrift Stores. Thanks to these donations, individuals and families on a limited budget have an affordable place to shop.  Best of all, by shopping, they are impacting the lives of others who are struggling to make ends meet. TurnStyles is a volunteer-driven ministry of Catholic Charities of [...]

Donated Items Put to Good Use at TurnStyles Thrift Stores 2017-12-06T15:34:26+00:00

Pilot Program Removes Barriers

- by Ken Williams, President & CEO - Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Two years ago as I was sitting at a Wyandotte County Economic Development Council meeting, I was taken aback by the discussion. The business and industry leaders in the room were frustrated because they could not fill available jobs. In fact, 63% [...]

Pilot Program Removes Barriers 2017-11-27T14:54:06+00:00

Summer Food Program Fills Gap for Hungry Kids and Adults

Moms and dads in Northeast Kansas worried 13,633 less times about whether or not their children would eat lunch this past summer. That’s the number of times this year that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Summer Food Program provided meals to hungry kids. A lot has changed since the program started three years ago. The [...]

Summer Food Program Fills Gap for Hungry Kids and Adults 2017-11-08T16:06:10+00:00

Refugee Children Learn about American Schools

Starting a new school can be difficult for anyone. It’s especially challenging for refugee children who must become familiar with another country’s school rules and culture. To help get the children ready for school in America, Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services offered a four day, back-to-school camp. Twenty-eight students attended, with the majority being [...]

Refugee Children Learn about American Schools 2017-10-30T09:59:36+00:00

Breaking Bread – Fall 2017 – Summer Food Program Fills Gap for Hungry Kids and Adults

Moms and dads in Northeast Kansas worried 13,633 less times about whether or not their children would eat lunch this past summer. That's the number of times this year that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' Summer Food Program provided meals to hungry kids. A lot has changed since the program started three years ago. The [...]

Breaking Bread – Fall 2017 – Summer Food Program Fills Gap for Hungry Kids and Adults 2017-10-11T11:06:11+00:00

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 [...]

Breaking Bread – Spring 2017 – Strengthening Programs Set Course for Achieving Self-Sufficiency 2017-08-25T18:07:53+00:00

Breaking Bread – Fall 2016 – Celebrating 60 Years of Giving Help and Hope

The year was 1956. Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler, Monsignor John Horvat and Thomas Daly met to discuss the establishment of a new organization within the Archdiocese. Its sole focus would be on the management of “Catholic charitable activities,” especially the adoption of children into Catholic homes. On October 23rd of that year, a non-profit named Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Kansas [...]

Breaking Bread – Fall 2016 – Celebrating 60 Years of Giving Help and Hope 2017-08-25T18:07:55+00:00

Breaking Bread – Winter 2012 – Lawrence: A Year of Serving the Community

Catholic Charities has long had a presence in the Lawrence community but just recently celebrated one year of human services work from its new office in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. From October 2010 to October 2011, Catholic Charities provided services to about 850 people in Lawrence. Catholic Charities staff has provided emergency assistance services, immigration [...]

Breaking Bread – Winter 2012 – Lawrence: A Year of Serving the Community 2017-08-25T18:08:01+00:00