Catholic Charities Celebrates 10th Annual Gathering Event

Earlier this month, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas held its 10th Annual Gathering Event, at the home of Bridget Lee. Support from The Gathering sponsors and attendees helped Catholic Charities secure more than $160,000 to support the New Roots for Refugees program! In 2008, Catholic Charities, in partnership with Cultivate KC, began New Roots for [...]

2022-10-18T09:18:13-05:00October 17, 2022|

Music: the Universal Language

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas's Refugee School Impact (RSI) Program Partners with Local Music School Every country has its own unique language, but one universal language is spoken, or rather sang, among all cultures. That language is music.  Children from Catholic Charities’ Refugee School Impact (RSI) Program spent their last few weeks of summer learning [...]

2022-08-23T13:26:41-05:00August 22, 2022|

Enjoy Locally Grown Produce and Support Refugee Farmers

Support local farmers and refugee families by becoming a member of the New Roots for Refugees Farm Share! By purchasing the Late Summer Season farm share, each week you will receive naturally-grown vegetables familiar to a Midwestern palate as well as vegetables that are traditional to the farmers’ countries of origin. Produce is available for [...]

2022-07-25T14:50:51-05:00July 25, 2022|

The Lord Invites Us to Welcome the Stranger

Throughout salvation history, or the history of God’s people towards Him, fleeing homelands and journeying towards new ones are common themes. The people of God are regularly immigrants and refugees. They flee due to violence, floods, exile, and due to the Lord inviting them somewhere else. We even find the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt [...]

2022-08-22T10:05:54-05:00June 21, 2022|

Afghan Refugees to the Area Met with Outpouring of Support

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven “Thank you for all of your efforts to protect me and my family.” These words of gratitude came from an Afghan man, who left Kabul as the Taliban began its violent takeover. He is one of the 231 Afghan refugees who Catholic Charities has had the privilege to [...]

2022-05-18T11:38:36-05:00May 18, 2022|

Ukrainian Aid

UPDATE as of April 5, 2022: Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is offering direct assistance and legal support to Ukrainian families in need in our service area. Please click here to learn more about our efforts and how to support our work. ____ We are receiving questions about helping Ukraine and Ukrainian families. These agencies [...]

2022-04-06T10:52:22-05:00March 7, 2022|

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|

Ngun’s Story—The Gathering Featured Farmer

SHARE IN THEHARVESTNGUN'S STORYNgun Tial learned the art of farming at an early age. She lived in Hakha, in the Chin State of Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia, formerly known as Burma. In this very rural and mountainous region, she grew cold season vegetables, like potatoes, avocados and big mustard greens. She would carry [...]

2022-07-19T09:24:38-05:00October 19, 2021|