Olathe Family Support Center (FSC) Clothing Closet Renamed “Sue’s Closet”

Since 2001, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Olathe Family Support Center Women’s Auxiliary Clothing Closet has provided free clothes, shoes and accessories to thousands of women in need. Individuals and families that come to Catholic Charities for assistance are able to access TurnStyles Thrift Stores for clothing donations; the clothing closet in Olathe has provided a [...]

2023-03-17T12:01:22-05:00March 17, 2023|

St. Joseph Models the Dignity of Human Work

St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, was a silent saint entrusted with the task of caring and watching over the Virgin Mary and Jesus. He now cares for and watches over the Church and models for all the dignity of human work. He is the patron saint of worker. On May 1st, the Church [...]

2022-05-18T11:34:19-05:00May 18, 2022|

Farm Share CSA Season Begins

Enjoy fresh vegetables and herbs all summer long with the New Roots for Refugees Farm Share! Register for Early Summer or Late Summer shares and pick up your produce at one of our four convenient locations: Plexpod Westport Commons, Midtown-Westport KCMO, Wednesdays 11:30am-1pm Black and Veatch World Headquarters, 11401 Lamar Ave, Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm The Merc [...]

2022-05-06T13:28:58-05:00May 6, 2022|

Understanding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Understanding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Update: May 31, 2022—In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Congress has passed the Ukrainian Aid package that authorizes the enrollment of specific Ukrainian populations and other non-Ukrainian individuals into Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) funded services and programs.Who is eligible?·     Citizens or nationals of Ukraine, and non-Ukrainian individuals [...]

2022-05-31T09:37:38-05:00April 5, 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|

Featured Catholic Charities Hope Story Films—Snow Ball 2022

At the 48th Annual Snow Ball gala benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas, we premiered four films highlighting the impact that our programs have made in our communities. Each film was produced by Sistine Films and features inspiring stories of hope. St. Rita Program: Zipporah's Story Zipporah was born in Kenya. The oldest of [...]

2022-02-01T14:00:31-06:00February 1, 2022|

This year, Help Catholic Charities Be a Witness to Christ’s Love

by Lauren Solidum for The Leaven ‘Tis the season to give help and hope through the ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Our ministries change lives. One of the greatest blessings during the pandemic was serving on the frontline with our team and volunteers. I was answering phones at one of our Family Support Centers [...]

2021-11-23T14:21:25-06:00November 23, 2021|

Thrift Store Manager Finds Purpose in His Profession

Special by The Leaven October 1, 2021 Dave Brewer, manager of one of the three TurnStyles Thrift stores in the archdiocese, sorts through inventory at the store at 5304 Martway in Mission. LEAVEN PHOTO BY KATHRYN WHITE Editor’s note: Although Protestants generally use the term “minister” to refer to a member of the clergy, not every [...]

2021-10-04T14:56:53-05:00October 4, 2021|

Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Communities in Need

by Therese Horvat Special to The Leaven Above: Unpacking and organizing items inside St. Dominic Parish hall before clients in need arrive are: from left, Erin Ressegieu, mobile resource bus coordinator for Catholic Charities; Annette Bentzinger, outreach coordinator for Catholic Charities; and Dan Scherrer, a volunteer from Holy Spirit Parish in Overland Park. LEAVEN PHOTO [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:54-05:00September 30, 2021|

Welcoming Week

Refugee Welcoming Week begins on September 9! During Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.    Find a list of events below that are taking place!    Thursday, September 9th- Join the virtual kickoff [...]

2021-09-02T15:24:37-05:00September 2, 2021|