Helping Afghan Refugees in Kansas—Interview on “The Shepherd’s Voice”

Archbishop Naumann interviews Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about the Catholic Church's  efforts to relocate Afghan refugees here in our community, and how people can help in this crucial work of mercy. Recently in response the humanitarian crisis caused by NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan, the U.S. Conference of [...]

2021-11-02T09:00:16-05:00November 2, 2021|

Homeland Security Awards Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Citizenship and Integration Grant

Atchison Globe on NewsPressNow OVERLAND PARK— The Department of Homeland Security awarded approximately $10 million in grants to 40 organizations in 25 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization. Of the $10 million, a grant of $250,000 has been awarded to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. With this grant, Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

2021-10-04T15:04:20-05:00October 4, 2021|

Exciting News About Our Shalom House Ministry

Dear Friends in Christ, Out of every challenge, God creates opportunity. Today, I am writing to share exciting news about the future of Shalom House. Shalom House was founded by Angie O’Gorman and Bob Calvert in 1973. Operating in the tradition of the Catholic Worker Movement initiated by Dorothy Day and Peter Mauren, the purpose of Shalom [...]

2021-08-23T10:32:37-05:00May 18, 2021|

A message from Lauren Solidum, President & CEO — 3.12.20

At Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and those we serve are of the utmost importance in fulfilling our mission. With the outbreak of COVID-19, each of our unique programs have developed and implemented sanitization processes and measures to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. [...]

2020-03-17T14:44:47-05:00March 12, 2020|

Catholic Charities: A Hand-Up – Not a Hand-Out

Sports Radio 810 Border Patrol host, Nate Bukaty, interviewed Lauren Solidum, President & CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, and John Campbell, Snow Ball Patron Committee Chair, about the upcoming Snow Ball gala and how the funds raised impact those in need.

2020-01-02T10:03:47-06:00January 2, 2020|

Summer Program Helps Refugee Children Prepare for School

A refugee child named Sabrin takes part in Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigrant Services third Refugee Youth Summer Program July 15-19. The goal of the program is to take children who may have never attended school before and help them get acclimated to going to school in the United States. LEAVEN PHOTO BY MATT [...]

2019-09-03T16:44:31-05:00September 3, 2019|

New Roots Take Hold

Mediatrice Niyonkuru fled her homeland with her parents in the ’90s to escape a civil war. She is enrolled in Catholic Charities’ New Roots for Refugees, which is a program to help people who came to the United States as refugees learn how to farm in Kansas. She sells the fruits of her labor [...]

2019-08-05T10:01:56-05:00August 5, 2019|

Parishioners Come Together to Get Food Where It’s Needed

A volunteer helps organize and distribute food to the needy at Catholic Charities Mobile Food Distribution location on July 20. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas sponsors many efforts, like Mobile Food Distribution, to try to battle food insecurity in the archdiocese. LEAVEN PHOTO BY MATT MCCABE by Ellie Melero @eleanor_melero KANSAS CITY, Kan. — [...]

2019-08-05T10:02:20-05:00August 5, 2019|