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|

Meet the 2019 St. Rita Center Graduates!

Brent never imagined that he would be graduating – let alone with honors --from Kansas City, Kansas Community College’s (KCKCC) Technical Education Center. But he did, alongside his son, earning an HVAC certificate. Brent was joined by fellow graduates Jonathan, Chanel and Neicy. All are part of the second co-hort from Catholic Charities’ St. Rita [...]

2019-07-09T14:22:25-05:00July 9, 2019|

VITA Program Helps Increase Financial Stability

With tax season in the books, Catholic Charities' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program added some impressive numbers to the bottom line. Through VITA, IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to those who make $55,000 or less or persons with disabilities who need assistance in preparing their own tax [...]

2019-07-09T14:29:42-05:00July 9, 2019|