Pine Street: A Home For The Homeless

Pine Street may look like any other duplex on the street, but the Olathe, Kansas, home is a 90-day Transitional Living Program for families experiencing homelessness.  Pine Street Transitional Living Program residents receive intensive case management and assistance with identifying housing, employment, and maintaining a working budget. The city of Olathe owns the duplex, while [...]

2022-09-20T10:27:13-05:00September 16, 2022|

Urgent Request — Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need

Above: Our Hope Distribution Center is completely out of much-needed items such as canned meat (August 2022). Our food pantries are in urgent need of food – with the rising cost of food, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing our food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the need to feed our [...]

2022-08-26T09:16:21-05:00August 26, 2022|

Commodity-Based Recipes Hit the Spot

Hope Hero Shout-Out Pam is a typical Catholic Charities volunteer. She cares. She is constantly busy. And she is a problem solver. There is one thing, though, that definitely sets her apart – she can quickly find a great recipe for just about any ingredient. This particular skill came to light when she began to [...]

2022-07-25T15:13:54-05:00July 25, 2022|

SNAP and Food Security—Hope Story

When people are food secure, they have the strength to overcome life’s other challenges. Diana, a single mother of a non-verbal son, was sleeping on her friend’s couch after fleeing a domestic violence situation. When she first met with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ case manager, Diana had no permanent housing, no income, no source of [...]

2021-09-17T10:09:43-05:00September 17, 2021|

Grant Helps Increase Awareness for Nutrition Assistance

(Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $10,000 grant to increase awareness and assist eligible individuals and families, including seniors, with enrollment in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, which is part of a nationwide outreach effort to address hunger, was provided by Catholic Charities USA and [...]

2021-03-23T09:56:57-05:00March 23, 2021|

Walmart Grant — Hope Story During COVID-19

John, a single father of two came to one of our Family Support Centers for assistance after being laid off from his job because of COVID-19. He stated that this summer would be difficult for his family. Since John is not working, he is unable to provide for childcare, and is unsure how he [...]

2020-07-27T16:26:44-05:00July 27, 2020|

Name Change Reflects Move Toward Holistic Services

“It is not enough to offer someone a sandwich unless it is accompanied by the possibility of learning how to stand on one’s own two feet. Charity that leaves the poor person as he is, is not sufficient. True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teachesus, demands justice, it demands that the [...]

2019-07-31T15:34:12-05:00July 31, 2019|

St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry

It may have been cold outside, but inside St James Academy the annual Canstruction competition was heating up. For weeks prior, students brought in canned food, cereal and boxes of Mac & Cheese in preparation for the event. Then, each school community banded together to erect a structure from their food contributions. With every "canned [...]

2019-02-28T09:18:56-06:00February 28, 2019|