Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Rural Communities

by Jan Dixon Special to The Leaven MOUND CITY — Neighbors helping neighbors. That’s what was happening when the Catholic Charities Resource Bus parked in the lot of Sacred Heart Parish here recently. And it’s what happens every Tuesday and Thursday when the Resource Bus takes goods and services to the rural communities of the [...]

Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Rural Communities2018-10-15T11:10:02+00:00

Job is a calling for new Catholic Charities CEO

Originally publish in The Leaven By Carol Cowdrey Special to The Leaven Lauren Solidum takes time out of her tour of Juniper Gardens, the training farm for the New Roots for Refugees farmers in Kansas City, Kansas, for a photo. New Roots is one of the many programs of Catholic Charities that Solidum will [...]

Job is a calling for new Catholic Charities CEO2018-09-07T10:43:16+00:00

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!

For weeks, families have been out doing the traditional back-to-school shopping. With lists in hand, they’re buying new backpacks, pink erasers, crayons, binders and more. But for parents struggling to feed their children, purchasing new school supplies isn’t always an option. Every year, Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) in Leavenw orth hosts a back-to-school [...]

KIDS + NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES = GREAT START!2018-08-27T14:49:44+00:00

KCK Emergency Assistance Center Expands to Meet Growing Needs

During an average day, 80 to 100 families walk through the doors of our Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) in Kansas City, Kansas. Some need aid feeding their families or paying rent or utilities. Others are there not just because they’re needing help, but they’re looking for hope. Up until recently, that EAC, which included a [...]

KCK Emergency Assistance Center Expands to Meet Growing Needs2018-08-27T15:44:52+00:00

More Sites In Kansas Offering Free Meals To Kids This Summer

Originally posted to KCUR.org By AVIVA OKESON-HABERMAN • June 12, 2018 Elizabeth Quinn feeds Eliyahu Mazer applesauce at the Johnson County Central Resource Library on Monday.AVIVA OKESON-HABERMAN / KCUR 89.3 Michael Kraft likes to joke that he’s under pressure to come to the summer lunch program at Johnson County Library, Central Resource. Last year, his kids [...]

More Sites In Kansas Offering Free Meals To Kids This Summer2018-06-14T14:48:22+00:00

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

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day

 For the fourth straight year, over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Divided among the 21+ programs at Catholic Charities, a large group of students sorted over 1600 lbs of food at the Hope Distribution [...]

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day2018-05-03T13:54:16+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
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.