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 Mom 2018-02-21T11:07:10+00:00

Program Helps Refugees Transfer Skills to New Home

-- REPOST FROM THE LEAVEN -- by Moira Cullings moira.cullings@theleaven.org TONGANOXIE — Sisi was overwhelmed when she fled to the United States from Burma. “I was facing so many difficulties,” she said. Sisi didn’t speak English, couldn’t drive a car and needed to drop off and pick up her daughter from the school bus stop [...]

Program Helps Refugees Transfer Skills to New Home 2018-02-20T16:24:28+00:00

Jim’s Hope Story: From Surviving to Thriving

My name is Jim and this is my hope story. I arrived at Shalom House with my fair share of challenges. Middle aged and with a less-than-capable body, my ability to pursue the labor-intensive jobs of my youth was limited. Compounding things further, I have a criminal history which rendered most other employment opportunities impossible. [...]

Jim’s Hope Story: From Surviving to Thriving 2018-02-13T09:39:12+00:00

Stuart’s Hope Story: Being Present

Stuart has led a pretty rough life; however, his smile wouldn't lead on to all of his trials. I'm his case manager and we meet once a month. See, Stuart was diagnosed with bi-polar years ago, but struggled to afford his medications. He has instead learned to regulate himself to the best of his abilities. [...]

Stuart’s Hope Story: Being Present 2018-01-03T12:50:35+00:00

Kari’s Hope Story: A Good Night’s Sleep

My name is Kari and I was homeless. The first time I walked into Catholic Charities I had been homeless for five months. It was around the holidays and it was getting colder. I had been locking myself in the bathroom at the park to sleep at night, but I was caught by the police [...]

Kari’s Hope Story: A Good Night’s Sleep 2018-01-03T17:06:37+00:00

Silvia’s Hope Story: A Joyful Christmas

I wasn't sure where to turn. I was talking with our kids' principal and he said, "Let's call Catholic Charities to see if they can help." My name is Silvia, and this is my family's hope story. The principal at our children's school got an appointment scheduled for me with a Catholic Charities case manager. [...]

Silvia’s Hope Story: A Joyful Christmas 2017-12-21T15:44:39+00:00

Kurt and Megan’s Hope Story: Christmas Joy

Last week, three days before Christmas Eve, our office received a frantic call from a local church. The pastor was working with a couple, Kurt and Megan, who were stranded in town due to car problems, a lack of money and few resources. The pastor was in search of whatever resources were out there to [...]

Kurt and Megan’s Hope Story: Christmas Joy 2017-12-11T16:25:11+00:00

Regina’s Hope Story: La Luz, My Light

My name is Regina and this is my hope story. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas recently came to the high school where I work as an interpreter. They were sharing with the students and their families about all the ways Catholic Charities might be able to help them or their neighbors. As I was helping [...]

Regina’s Hope Story: La Luz, My Light 2017-12-11T10:24:10+00:00