By the Numbers—Summer 2020

COVID-19 Making an Impact Due to COVID-19, many businesses have closed their doors and many jobs have been lost. As more and more families are facing financial hardships, they are turning to Catholic Charities for help. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas made a commitment to keep serving during COVID-19. Priorities were shifted to our food, [...]

2020-11-18T15:11:38-06:00November 1, 2020|

Kids Summer Food Program—Impact During COVID-19

Kids Summer Food Program—Making an Impact during COVID-19 Watch as Catholic Charities staff and volunteers share the importance of the Kids Summer Food program, especially in the middle of a pandemic. School's Out, Food's Out Over 18% of Kansas children experience food insecurity. They don't know where their next meal is coming from—or if [...]

2020-12-08T16:09:39-06:00September 28, 2020|

Fidelis’ Hope Story

Fidelis' Hope Story Fidelis, a 36-year-old Army Veteran, was struggling to pay his rent and several of his other bills. He was employed as a recreational therapy assistant at St. John’s Hospital. Although he loved his job, he lacked the certification required to earn a livable wage. He turned to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ [...]

2020-11-18T15:07:36-06:00September 25, 2020|

810 Sports Radio WHB’s Soren Petro Interviews Lauren Solidum

Soren Petro and 810 Sports Radio WHB have been faithful supporters of our Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic each year. We are grateful for their ongoing support and help in raising awareness about the need to feed hungry families in our community, as well as promoting the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

2020-09-03T15:16:25-05:00September 3, 2020|

Providing Food Stamp Support During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created more than enough problems, but food stamp applications have been an exception. Although our agency has not been able to complete in-person SNAP applications due to the coronavirus, we have not stopped advocating for clients! Informational fliers containing SNAP program updates have gone out with every food pantry bag, and we’ve provided [...]

2020-06-30T14:10:37-05:00June 30, 2020|

St. Rita Participant Sews Masks During COVID-19

Above: Liliane and her refugee apprentice sewing masks. Image from the video by Stellar Image Studios.Liliane, the woman in the video below by Stellar Image Studios, has recently started sewing masks as a way to keep her business, African Designs, running during the COVID-19 Crisis. She had just signed a lease on a new storefront [...]

2020-06-17T08:46:30-05:00June 17, 2020|

We’re Moving!

We're Moving! Our ministries located at our Central location at 2220 Central Avenue are relocating to 600 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Services Temporarily Closing Wednesday, June 17th Refugee & Immigration Services, La Luz Clinic and our Family Support Center and food pantry will be closed due to the move. Reopening Monday, June 29th Services, [...]

2020-06-17T11:08:28-05:00June 12, 2020|

Topeka Community Serves in Many Ways During COVID-19

Since the start of COVID-19, our Family Support Center (FSC) staff in Topeka has witnessed the community coming together to serve those in need. “We are very grateful to all our volunteers who have continued to serve, as well as new ones brought to us by unfortunate circumstances of their own,” says Kristine Hammes, [...]

2020-06-08T11:16:06-05:00June 8, 2020|