Ami’s Hope Story: Couch Surfing No More

My name is Ami. I am 18 years old and came to Catholic Charities last spring literally looking for shelter. You see I graduated high school in May, despite being homeless for the majority of my senior year. I couldn't keep couch surfing at friend's houses and sleeping in parks. I knew I needed a [...]

Ami’s Hope Story: Couch Surfing No More 2017-10-19T09:58:40+00:00

Jeremy’s Hope Story: A Savings Account

I'm Jeremy and this is my hope story... A friend told me that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas offered a financial education program, Family Financial Transformations, and strongly encouraged me to enroll. I didn't think I could afford enrolling in the program and also, because I wasn't Catholic I didn't think I could go to [...]

Jeremy’s Hope Story: A Savings Account 2017-10-17T08:50:46+00:00

Dave’s Hope Story: 40 Years in the Making

A birth father, Dave, reached out to us. He wanted confirmation that someone who contacted him was actually his daughter he placed for adoption 40 years ago. Dave felt in his heart that she was his daughter but he wanted to be sure. We walked Dave through the steps he'd need to take and he [...]

Dave’s Hope Story: 40 Years in the Making 2017-10-13T06:50:38+00:00

Neil and Rose’s Hope Story: Family Financial Freedom

Hi, I'm Rose and this is my family's hope story... My husband, Neil, and I, made an appointment to see a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas case manager about our outstanding payday loan about nine months ago. We enrolled in Catholic Charities' Kansas Loan Pay-Day Project (KLPP). Our family had been struggling with limited income [...]

Neil and Rose’s Hope Story: Family Financial Freedom 2017-09-26T13:47:13+00:00

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 [...]

Carlos’ Hope Story: Job Joy 2017-09-22T17:08:55+00:00

Safiya’s Hope Story: A Healthy Start

Hi, my name is Safiya and this is my hope story… After arriving in January, my son was suffering from several health problems including cerebral palsy and digestive problems that prevented him from eating solid food and often getting sick after eating. Once we arrived, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas took us to Children's Mercy [...]

Safiya’s Hope Story: A Healthy Start 2017-06-26T21:59:46+00:00

Harrison Family’s Hope Story: Reunited

Hi, we are the Harrison family and this is our hope story… Our family was recently homeless and living out of a hotel with our young child. We were paying for the hotel - some on our own, but we were unable to pay all our expenses without community assistance. The school district had paid [...]

Harrison Family’s Hope Story: Reunited 2017-08-25T18:07:52+00:00

Wendy’s Hope Story: Regaining Safety

Hi, my name is Wendy and this is my hope story… When I first sought out Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas I was escaping domestic violence from my husband of four years. Eventually my husband left and took all of my family’s assets. I was facing homelessness and disconnected utility services. I was also without [...]

Wendy’s Hope Story: Regaining Safety 2017-09-18T13:50:39+00:00