The press releases and statements listed include recent items for area news organizations.

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|

Grant Helps Increase Awareness for Nutrition Assistance

(Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $10,000 grant to increase awareness and assist eligible individuals and families, including seniors, with enrollment in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, which is part of a nationwide outreach effort to address hunger, was provided by Catholic Charities USA and [...]

2021-03-23T09:56:57-05:00March 23, 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|

Grant to Help Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Increase Awareness About Nutritional Program

Press Release: March 6, 2020 (Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $13,000 grant to increase awareness and assist eligible individuals and families, including seniors, with enrollment in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, which is part of a nationwide effort to address hunger, was provided [...]

2020-03-09T14:05:02-05:00March 9, 2020|

Kansas Officials Show Support for Local Refugee Resettlement

(Overland Park, Kan.) – Governor Laura Kelly joined a bipartisan group of governors in sending a letter to President Trump expressing her willingness to continue welcoming refugees into Kansas communities. The announcement came in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, which requires state and local consent. “We are grateful for the Governor’s continued [...]

2019-12-04T21:38:01-06:00December 4, 2019|

Taxes Filed FREE – VITA

Catholic Charities is offering a FREE tax preparation service to anyone with household income of $56,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your tax return at our offices. Appointments ONLY Tax preparation services available at the following locations and times: WyCo 600 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101 913-621.1504 Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment Season [...]

2021-02-11T13:29:18-06:00January 24, 2019|

AT&T Supports Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas with Funding and Volunteer Hours

$5,000 Contribution and 400 Service Hours from AT&T Pioneers Will Support Books, Food, and Clothes for Rural Areas KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 2, 2018 — AT&T Pioneers is contributing $5,000 to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The funds will be used to stock the organization’s two Mobile Resource buses with books, food, and clothing for [...]

2018-11-14T17:15:04-06:00November 14, 2018|

Denise Ogilvie Lends Voice to Summer Food Issues

 A special shout-out to our own Denise Ogilvie, Vice President of Outreach and Grants Management, who testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. She discussed the vital role that the summer meals program plays in the lives of children not only in Kansas, but across the country. Denise shared that more [...]

2018-07-18T15:50:18-05:00July 18, 2018|