Foster Grandparents Give in Many Ways

Throughout the school year, nearly 100 Foster Grandparent program volunteers can be found mentoring at-risk youths at schools, Headstarts and childcare centers throughout Wyandotte County. Even though the program participants are all seniors who meet federal low-income guidelines, it doesn't stop them from giving to those in need inside and outside the classrooms. During November, [...]

2017-11-17T13:07:32-06:00November 17, 2017|

Hospice Care: It’s About How You Live

When you mention the word 'hospice', people often become uncomfortable. They don't want to talk about death. What they don't realize, is that hospice care is about how you want to live. November is National Hospice Month. Catholic Community Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, is working to increase awareness about hospice [...]

2017-11-17T11:10:17-06:00November 17, 2017|

Dave’s Hope Story: 40 Years in the Making

It had been awhile - 40 years in fact - when Dave placed his newborn daughter for adoption through Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. That's why a private Facebook message caught him by surprise. Last spring, Mandy, an adoptee, reached out to Catholic Charities for a copy of her adoption record. She was interested in [...]

2018-03-21T15:39:17-05:00November 17, 2017|

Saint Thomas Aquinas Students Unite to Help Those in Need

While some may have been hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks on a cold Monday morning, a group of energetic seniors from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School were already at the school at 6 am. They weren't there for a required practice or pep rally. They were there to unload pick-up truckloads of [...]

2017-11-17T10:43:49-06:00November 17, 2017|