We’re Moving!

We're Moving! Our ministries located at our Central location at 2220 Central Avenue are relocating to 600 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Services Temporarily Closing Wednesday, June 17th Refugee & Immigration Services, La Luz Clinic and our Family Support Center and food pantry will be closed due to the move. Reopening Monday, June 29th Services, [...]

We’re Moving!2020-06-17T11:08:28-05:00

‘The U.S. saved my life’: Kansas City area refugee can now give back amid COVID-19

Feature in the Kansas City Star BY MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS Ceu Lian walked for hours through a Myanmar forest, moving only at night, staying undetected by government soldiers who might jail him or worse, torture him. He believed his life depended on his escape from this war-torn country, formerly known as Burma. But it [...]

‘The U.S. saved my life’: Kansas City area refugee can now give back amid COVID-192020-05-05T09:02:41-05:00

Farm Share with New Roots for Refugees

Do you enjoy cooking with fresh, locally grown food? Would you like to help empower refugees living in the Kansas City area to start businesses growing organic produce? Consider signing up for a Farm Share with our New Roots for Refugees program! Photo from Feast Magazine, featuring New Roots for Refugees Previously [...]

Farm Share with New Roots for Refugees2020-02-21T13:38:13-06:00

Plans Underway to Transplant New Roots Farm

After 11 years, New Roots for Refugees has outgrown its space at Juniper Gardens. Soon, it will move to a new spacious location which will allow for program expansion, employment opportunities and an increase in volunteer engagement. The new site, which is being leased by Catholic Charities, is owned by the Archdiocese of Kansas [...]

Plans Underway to Transplant New Roots Farm2019-12-19T15:13:20-06:00

FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES

Eat seasonally and locally through the New Roots for Refugees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This year, instead of buying directly from one farmer, customers will purchase a New Roots CSA share, allowing them to enjoy produce from multiple farmers in our training program. “We’re excited about this new model,” says Meredith Walrafen, New Roots [...]

FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES2019-03-28T14:06:24-05:00

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS

“I feel that I belong to this country, and I am so happy!” exclaimed Akram Karimino. Akram was among the 24 students from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Citizenship Preparation Program who became an American citizen last week. They represented Burma, Bhutan, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq and Mexico. A total of 423 people from 69 countries [...]

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS2019-03-28T14:09:30-05:00

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!

Interpreters at Catholic Charities provide an extremely important service, allowing the refugee clients we serve to communicate with our staff in their first language. When a refugee arrives in Kansas City, one of the first people they’ll meet is an interpreter, who’s there at the airport to greet the client, welcome them to Kansas City, [...]

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!2019-03-07T12:51:36-06:00

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour

Join Catholic Charities of Northeast Kanas for coffee, bagels and an interactive bus tour. Experience firsthand the impact of your generosity on Catholic Charities in our community. During the tour, you’ll be able to engage with Catholic Charities leadership and travel to its local mission operations to learn about a variety of its ministries, including [...]

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour2019-02-28T09:14:38-06:00

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services

  Today, our shepherd, Archbishop Joseph Naumann talks with Rachel Pollack, the director of Refugee and Immigrant Services for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More people today are living as refugees or displaced persons than any time since World War II and the world now has over 65 million people who are uprooted [...]

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services2018-12-03T10:30:13-06:00

I Hereby Declare…the Pursuit of Citizenship

At 72 years old, learning a new language and studying civics three days a week for several months, is no small feat. Palak, a refugee from Bhutan, did that and more. He passed his naturalization exam, took the Oath of Allegiance and became an American citizen! Palak is among the more than 250 students who [...]

I Hereby Declare…the Pursuit of Citizenship2018-11-19T17:11:29-06:00