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|

Family Gatherings Turn into Family Giving Opportunities

For the last two years, holidays for one family have turned into an opportunity to give back to their community. Instead of exchanging gifts with one another, this family pools their resources to purchase items to give to others in need. This year, they stuffed drawstring backpacks with basic necessities like bottled water, socks, hand warmers, a [...]

2020-02-21T09:39:47-06:00February 21, 2020|

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 [...]

2019-02-28T09:14:38-06:00February 28, 2019|

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – Something to Smile About

Then Jason arrived at Shalom House, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ men’s shelter, he was in very rough shape. Years of hard living, poor nutrition and drug abuse had wreaked havoc on his teeth, and within his first month at the shelter, he had the remainder removed. To make matters worse, he endured an emergency [...]

2018-07-11T10:09:14-05:00July 11, 2018|

A Place to Lay Their Head: Shalom House Receives Mattress Donation

Hope Hero Shout Out! Our Hope Hero Shout Out goes to Furniture Mall of Kansas Olathe for their generous donation of 24 new twin XL Tempur-Pedic mattresses complete with mattress covers and sheets to Shalom House. One of the store's owners, Jeff Winter, along with three of his employees, helped make the special delivery. The [...]

2018-02-22T15:48:11-06:00February 21, 2018|

Jim’s Hope Story: From Surviving to Thriving

My name is Jim and this is my hope story. I arrived at Shalom House with my fair share of challenges. Middle aged and with a less-than-capable body, my ability to pursue the labor-intensive jobs of my youth was limited. Compounding things further, I have a criminal history which rendered most other employment opportunities impossible. [...]