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 Summer 2018-06-14T14:48:22+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 In 2018-05-21T09:33:30+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 Town 2018-05-25T12:45:33+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 Day 2018-05-03T13:54:16+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 Me 2018-05-08T11:41:50+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 Victory 2018-05-04T15:54:10+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 Angel 2018-05-01T12:02:33+00:00

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience — No Matter What State You Live In

Bins of food wait to be sorted at Harvesters' warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri. It's a food bank that distributes to food pantries in 16 Kansas counties and 10 Missouri counties, according to Chief Resource Officer Joanna Seblien. ERICA HUNZINGER / HARVEST PUBLIC MEDIA The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest [...]

Obtaining Federal Food Benefits Takes Time, Patience — No Matter What State You Live In 2018-04-23T09:55:17+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 Haven 2018-04-09T12:30:24+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 season 2018-03-22T17:00:26+00:00