Carlos’ Hope Story: Job Joy

Our Shalom House Case Manager, Joe Domko, shares Carlos' story... Carlos spent 247 days in our Shalom House Men's Shelter program. A 24 year-old immigrant from Puerto Rico, Carlos struggled with chronic health issues from severe malnutrition in his youth and a significant language barrier. For months he languished to get his health back, and [...]

2017-09-22T17:08:55-05:00September 22, 2017|

A Fond Farewell

Sister Maria Heppler, OSB, Appointed Sub-Prioress of Mount St. Scholastica Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. Sr. Maria Heppler celebrates over 35 years with Catholic Charities. It's hard to say goodbye, especially when it comes to Sister Maria Heppler. Sister Maria, Director of the School Consultation Program, has been a [...]

2017-09-14T09:17:42-05:00September 7, 2017|

Looking for a way to give back locally?

Looking for a way to give back to your Kansas City community? Join us in helping neighbors in need! We're seeking additional volunteers to serve in all four of our metro-area food pantries during business hours: 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 1708 Steele Rd., Kansas City, KS 9806 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS [...]

2017-08-08T15:07:58-05:00August 8, 2017|

Program Sows Hope for Uprooted Refugees

Farming is a familiar livelihood for many of the refugees we resettle each year. Our New Roots for Refugees program, in partnership with Cultivate Kansas City, builds on those existing strengths to help refugees start their own farming businesses and provide healthy food for their families, as well as the community. In 2015 at our [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:59-05:00August 3, 2016|

Partnering for a Better Future

Leadership from CommunityAmerica Credit Union and its Foundation were on hand to present Catholic Charities with a $200,000 grant check to support the Family Financial Transformations TM program. This represents the second year of the three-year partnership program between the two entities. The program takes a multi-generational approach to breaking cycles of debt and poverty in families through in-depth financial literacy, asset [...]

2016-08-03T19:23:23-05:00August 3, 2016|

HOPE STORY: Helping Out During Breakup

Michelle, who is married with three children, came to Catholic Charities needing rental assistance. She and her husband worked, but he was the main source of income. His income paid most of the bills including rent. Unexpectedly Michelle’s husband left the family and took up residency elsewhere. Michelle was devastated but her husband promised her [...]

2017-08-25T18:08:00-05:00May 19, 2016|