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

Meredith’s Hope Story: How AmazonSmile Helped Our Family

Hi, my name is Meredith. I walked into Catholic Charities' Emergency Assistance Center with little hope that they could help me. I wasn't Catholic so I just wasn't sure. I was very skeptical but I needed help paying my utility bill. The person at the front desk assured me that Catholic Charities services are free [...]

Meredith’s Hope Story: How AmazonSmile Helped Our Family 2017-11-15T17:17:41+00:00

Brigid’s Hope Story: Understanding Spending Leaks

Hi, I'm Brigid. I entered the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) program last winter. I had been struggling with my payday loan as well as other expenses as a single mother of three boys, and my bank account was consistently negative every single month. Once I entered the program and started working with my Catholic [...]

Brigid’s Hope Story: Understanding Spending Leaks 2017-11-15T09:28:53+00:00

Jenny’s Hope Story: How Cars4KC Helped My Family

Hi, I'm Jenny. I had been employed for four years at a local hotel. When my kids' childcare provider was arrested, I lost my job because I couldn't find childcare for my two kids. I was desperate for a job! I confided in a friend and she suggested I go to Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

Jenny’s Hope Story: How Cars4KC Helped My Family 2017-11-13T20:46:41+00:00

Coreen’s Hope Story: A Housewarming Party

After a co-worker suggested I contact Catholic Charities, I walked into my town's Emergency Assistance Centers (EACs) asking for help with housing. Ah, but I'm getting ahead of myself and my story. My name is Coreen. You are probably asking - why did I need help? Well, it all happened very suddenly. My husband and [...]

Coreen’s Hope Story: A Housewarming Party 2017-11-07T08:47:39+00:00

Juanita’s Hope Story: Safe at Home

My name is Juanita. I walked into Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas on a Friday afternoon desperately looking for housing for myself and my two young daughters. I left my hometown in Tennessee a couple months back. I was desparate. I was fleeing domestic violence. I was living with a very abusive man and I [...]

Juanita’s Hope Story: Safe at Home 2017-10-26T16:12:24+00:00

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 friends' houses and sleeping in parks. I knew I needed a [...]

Ami’s Hope Story: Couch Surfing No More 2017-10-23T19:42:55+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