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|

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|

Catholics Mobilize to Aid Afghan Refugees

Afghan refugees walk to a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon their arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) by Joe Bollig for The Leaven Read at The Leaven MISSION — The recent images of chaos and desperation in Afghanistan have stirred in Catholics across the [...]

2021-10-04T15:50:07-05:00October 4, 2021|

Welcoming Week Proclamation

The Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas, issued a proclamation today for the recognition of Welcoming Week 2021, which is designed to bring neighbors of all backgrounds together, and build welcoming places for all. Lauren Solidum, Presid