Carlos’ Hope Story: Job Joy

Our Shalom House Case Manager, Joe Domko, shares Carlos' story... Carlos spent 247 days in our Shalom House Men's Shelter program. A 24 year-old immigrant from Puerto Rico, Carlos struggled with chronic health issues from severe malnutrition in his youth and a significant language barrier. For months he languished to get his health back, and [...]

2017-09-22T17:08:55-05:00September 22, 2017|

Students Give Back through Eagle Scout Projects

Hope Hero Shout Out! There are many ways to volunteer and make a difference at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Three Boy Scouts did just that this summer through their Eagle Scout projects. Thompson Penn, a freshman at Rockhurst High School, regularly helps load the Catholic Charities truck with food donations at Ascension parish. He [...]

2017-09-12T15:22:12-05:00September 12, 2017|

Johnny’s Hope Story: A Place at the Table

In late September, I knocked at the Shalom House door looking for shelter. This was a big step for me. See, I had spent a lifetime living on the streets, selling drugs and surviving as best I could. I never had a “real” job, and had never had a legit address - I never lived [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:52-05:00May 3, 2017|

Kansas City Star Highlights Homelessness in Johnson Co

This Kansas City Star article on homelessness highlights the problem of homelessness in Johnson County, Kansas and references Catholic Charities' Shalom House, which provides services for homeless men. For most of her life, Sharon Rodriguez looked away when she saw homeless people. “I always saw them as somebody not to talk to, to stay away [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:55-05:00December 12, 2016|

Audio: “Getting Back On Their Feet” – Homelessness Topic on Shepherd’s Voice

On the "Shepherd's Voice" podcast Archbishop Joseph Naumann interviews Dustin Hardison, Director of Stabilization Administration at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Joe Domko, Shalom House Manager, and Brian, a guest at the Shalom House shelter. "For a homeless person to feel at home is very special." - Brian, our guest For more than 30 years, Shalom [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:55-05:00October 27, 2016|

Deshaun’s Hope Story: Shalom House Solace

Deshaun's Hope Story is in the form of a thank you note he wrote when he was a Shalom House Men's Shelter guest. This letter reminds us of the hope our over 1200 volunteers a month provide our neighbors in need. For more than 30 years, Shalom House has offered shelter and hospitality to homeless men in Kansas [...]

2016-08-28T12:34:29-05:00August 16, 2016|

William’s Hope Story: Shalom House is an Amazing Place

Hi, I'm William. I was homeless. Here's my Shalom House Hope Story... Shalom House is an amazing place. I never thought I would be in a situation like being homeless. I’ve been to many organizations for assistance, and I have found that Shalom House is as close to being at home and welcome. The meals [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:59-05:00August 5, 2016|

Sebastian’s Hope Story: Coming to Peace

Shawnee Mission Medical Center referred a homeless patient, Sebastian, to our Catholic Community Hospice.  The hospice team worked closely with Catholic Charities VP of Operations, Kim Brabits, and her team, and found a room for him at Shalom House, our men’s shelter.  Sebastian could barely walk due to swelling in his legs and needed some [...]

2016-08-05T14:46:48-05:00August 5, 2016|