Laura’s Hope Story: Settling In

Laura is the mother of five children. Her husband is currently incarcerated and is not due to be released for at least two years. She had a hard time keeping up with bills while trying to juggle a job and taking care of her kids. She ended up losing her job because her car had [...]

Laura’s Hope Story: Settling In2018-05-21T09:33:30+00:00

Janet and Mic’s Hope Story: Welcome to Town

My name is Janet and I'm married to Mic, and this is our hope story. We came to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas because we were homeless and staying in a local shelter. We were from out of state and searching for employment and housing. The shelter suggested we contact Catholic Charities for assistance. I'm [...]

Janet and Mic’s Hope Story: Welcome to Town2018-05-25T12:45:33+00:00

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day

 For the fourth straight year, over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Divided among the 21+ programs at Catholic Charities, a large group of students sorted over 1600 lbs of food at the Hope Distribution [...]

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day2018-05-03T13:54:16+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

Ron’s Hope Story: A Vet’s Victory

From one of our case managers... Earlier this month, a retired and disabled Veteran named Ron called us asking for assistance with his bills which had gotten out of control. He had just moved to our town from Missouri, the expenses from his move were more than his monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, [...]

Ron’s Hope Story: A Vet’s Victory2018-05-04T15:54:10+00:00

Alice’s Hope Story: My Guardian Angel

A landlord called to schedule an appointment for a tenant of his, Alice, who was nearing eviction. She is an elderly lady with health issue. The landlord dropped her off at our  Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) for her appointment and said to call him when it was over. I introduced myself to Alice and let her [...]

Alice’s Hope Story: My Guardian Angel2018-05-01T12:02:33+00:00

Rachel’s Hope Story: Safe Haven

From one of our case managers... Rachel came to one of our Emergency Assistance Centers (EACs) to shop at our Food Pantry. She had noticeable bruises on her face and was struggling to make eye contact. I invited her into my office and I asked her if she was okay. She revealed to me that [...]

Rachel’s Hope Story: Safe Haven2018-04-09T12:30:24+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

Joanna’s Hope Story: A Better Life for My Kids

My name is Joanna and this is my family's hope story... Me and my three children moved from out of state in hopes of finding a better life in a safe, neighborly community. I was able to find a good job but my wages weren't covering all our monthly expenses. I had heard about Catholic [...]

Joanna’s Hope Story: A Better Life for My Kids2018-06-18T12:09:41+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