Grant to Help Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Increase Awareness About Nutritional Program

Press Release: March 6, 2020 (Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $13,000 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 effort to address hunger, was provided [...]

2020-03-09T14:05:02-05:00March 9, 2020|

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Earthly Angels Provide Comfort at the End of Life’s Journey

Although it can be hard to accept, death is a stage in all of our lives. Through the Angel Vigil program, Catholic Community Hospice provides around-the-clock bedside volunteers, so that patients and their family members don't have to go through these final hours alone. Catholic Community Hospice Volunteer Director, Bonnie Krause, provides training to those [...]

2018-07-11T10:42:35-05:00July 11, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-02-21T11:07:10-06:00February 21, 2018|

Volunteers Help Carry Out the Mission of Catholic Charities

Each month, nearly  carry out the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Our volunteers generously give both their time and talent in a variety of ways---from hosting food drives to sorting donations at TurnStyles to helping with English language classes or providing companionship and support as a Friendly Visitor or Catholic Community Hospice volunteer. [...]

2017-12-19T10:42:51-06:00December 19, 2017|

Giving Seniors an Extra Hand

In-Home Support has been Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas' cornerstone service to the elderly since 1993. The licensed home health program provides non-medical services to seniors 60 and older. “We strive to help our elderly live independently and in their own homes for as long as it’s safely possible,” explains Betsy Holzworth, RN, BSN, Director, [...]

2017-05-19T11:00:56-05:00May 19, 2017|

Friendly Visitors

PLEASE NOTE: Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has discontinued the Friendly Visitors program as of 2021. Thank you. Could you use a friend? Do you need: Home visits or telephone calls for companionship? Assistance with reading mail, writing letters or paying bills? Assisted transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, errands, etc.? Personal visits and Ring-a-Day services are provided [...]

2022-01-28T16:04:54-06:00February 21, 2017|

Friendly Visitors program offers hope for the lonely

This article was originally posted on The Leaven and written by Ken Williams, President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Frances was happily married for 40 years and raised two children, both of whom graduated from college and enjoyed many evenings with friends from her local church. Then, all of a sudden, she finds [...]

2016-10-25T15:10:55-05:00October 25, 2016|

Volunteers Dazzle at Senior Information Fair in Topeka

Larry and Sandra Davalos-Lesser are newlyweds in the Topeka area. Larry volunteers for Corita's Corner Sandwich Ministry preparing sandwiches and Sandra is a volunteer for the Friendly Visitors Program offered by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Larry and Sandra volunteered at the Friendly Visitors booth at the annual Senior Information Fair held at Topeka and Shawnee County Public [...]

2016-09-23T09:30:59-05:00September 23, 2016|

Friendly Visitors – Volunteers and Friends

Ted, age 96, and Betty, age 95, are a married couple currently living in an assisted living facility.  They had no children of their own and have buried all of their siblings. They have no relatives in the area. For several years now they have been visited by a much younger married couple, A.J. and [...]

2016-09-23T12:01:58-05:00August 23, 2016|

Daily Calls Always a Pleasure, Occasionally a Lifeline

This article was originally posted in The Leaven and written by Carolyn Kaberline. TOPEKA — It’s 8 a.m. when the phone rings at the home of 95-year-old Frances Passeggiata in west Topeka. The call isn’t a long one, but it’s obvious from the smile on her face that it is a welcome one. “She calls [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:58-05:00August 23, 2016|