Lack of Financial Understanding Costs Families

Tom and Sue have 12 credit cards totaling $34,000 in debt. All have a balance due each month. With a three- year-old child to raise and a second baby due soon, the couple knew they needed help. Like many who walk through the doors of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ emergency assistance centers, Tom and [...]

Lack of Financial Understanding Costs Families2018-11-19T16:54:43+00:00

Beth’s Hope Story: Achieving Goals

Hi, my name is Beth and this is my hope story... I started the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Family Financial TransformationsTM program back in December. I am a single mom of three kids and had been struggling with my finances for the past few months. In December, I came to Catholic Charities to enroll [...]

Beth’s Hope Story: Achieving Goals2018-08-27T16:00:00+00:00

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Future is Bright for St. Rita’s Inaugural Class of 2018

Lavaunte has always been passionate about auto technology. Without the proper training, that passion, unfortunately, couldn’t translate into income. He needed more education, but as the youngest of five, no one in his family had ever had the option of attending college – until now. Lavaunte was among a group of six students who participated [...]

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Future is Bright for St. Rita’s Inaugural Class of 20182018-07-11T09:55:18+00:00

Savings Program Helps Refugees Achieve The American Dream

Ramesh Karki looks comfortable, leaning on a desk in his new office in Kansas City, Kansas’ Argentine neighborhood. He’s sporting a fashionably cut beard and a blue button down. When he landed at KCI in July of 2012, he had every reason to feel scared, defeated and nervous. He was a refugee, in debt to the International Organization of Migration (IOM) for the cost of his flight from Nepal, where he was living in a refugee camp along with thousands of other members of ethnic minorities expelled from Bhutan. But he was not scared. Instead when he arrived, he says, he had been “already thinking about the land of opportunity.”

Savings Program Helps Refugees Achieve The American Dream2018-06-13T10:29:07+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

Editorial: Payday loans thrive without legislative action

Originally posted to CJOnline.com  /   Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3:38 PM This session, the Kansas Legislature failed to consider legislation imposing restrictions on payday lending. In effect, that points to a failure among legislative leaders to protect vulnerable citizens of this state. A recent account on CJOnline.com told the sad tale of Bill Coffman, a veteran who struggles with [...]

Editorial: Payday loans thrive without legislative action2018-04-23T14:48:36+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 season2018-03-22T17:00:26+00:00

Patty’s Hope Story: An End in Sight

My name is Patty and this is my hope story... I learned about the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) program by seeing a KLPP flyer at an agency that works with Catholic Charities.  When I found out that I didn't need to be Catholic to get help at Catholic Charities, I knew immediately this program [...]

Patty’s Hope Story: An End in Sight2018-03-06T10:10:16+00:00

Sandy’s Hope Story: Someone to Watch Over Mom

My name is Sandy. I'm 6o years old and this is my hope story... I'm single and have no children of my own. My mother is 87 years old and I'm her sole caretaker. My main concern is that Mom doesn't get lonely and has someone checking on her every day to make sure she's [...]

Sandy’s Hope Story: Someone to Watch Over Mom2018-02-21T11:07:10+00:00

Nicki’s Hope Story: Confident Future

My name is Nicki. I'd like to share my Hope Story with you... My two daughters and I came to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in November of 2016. My husband had passed away suddenly in the summer and after his death, the girls and I were barely getting by. We were homeless, living in [...]

Nicki’s Hope Story: Confident Future2018-01-15T12:05:54+00:00
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