Become a Mentor for Refugee Youth with ReCONNECT

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has been resettling refugees since 1975, but one of the newer ways we have engaged with displaced refugee youth is through a refugee mentorship program, known as ReCONNECT. The program originated as a plan to help refugee youth gain assurance to achieve their educational and career goals. Our main objective is [...]

2023-04-27T14:34:36-05:00April 27, 2023|

I Have a Dream…A Catholic Charities Hope Story

The best way to describe my experience with Catholic Charities is Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” I was referred to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas by my Zeta CDL training program coordinator after receiving [...]

2023-02-13T11:25:40-06:00February 13, 2023|

St. Rita Program Helps Nurse Fulfill Her Passion

April’s desire to become a nurse began when she was 20 years old. A supply clerk in a nursing home, she dreamt she was holding the hand of a resident who was dying. She knew then that she had a special calling to nursing. After becoming a full-time nurse, her passion for caring for patients [...]

2022-12-14T13:33:53-06:00December 14, 2022|

Skills Mismatch — a Root Cause of Poverty

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven "The strong job market isn’t benefiting all Americans," according to an article by McKinsey & Company. It illustrates a point that is incredibly necessary to understand as we navigate the modern  world. Many Americans face persistent barriers to finding a job, even as employers are struggling to fill [...]

2022-11-11T14:19:05-06:00November 11, 2022|

St. Rita Participant Sews Masks During COVID-19

Above: Liliane and her refugee apprentice sewing masks. Image from the video by Stellar Image Studios.Liliane, the woman in the video below by Stellar Image Studios, has recently started sewing masks as a way to keep her business, African Designs, running during the COVID-19 Crisis. She had just signed a lease on a new storefront [...]

2020-06-17T08:46:30-05:00June 17, 2020|

We’re Moving!

We're Moving! Our ministries located at our Central location at 2220 Central Avenue are relocating to 600 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Services Temporarily Closing Wednesday, June 17th Refugee & Immigration Services, La Luz Clinic and our Family Support Center and food pantry will be closed due to the move. Reopening Monday, June 29th Services, [...]

2020-06-17T11:08:28-05:00June 12, 2020|

COVID-19 Financial Update

COVID-19 Financial Update Many people are worried about what happens if they are not able to work or pay their mortgage/rent and utility bills during COVID-19.Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has put together important information, below, for the community to use as a resource to better understand how COVID-19 may affect them financially. This information [...]

2020-08-19T08:29:58-05:00April 7, 2020|

Employment Resources

In the uncertain times of COVID-19, there are many employers in Kansas who are still hiring. Below is a list of employers compiled by Workforce Partnership, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and other community partners. We will continue to update this list as new information becomes available.If you are unable to view the document below, [...]

2020-04-24T12:39:30-05:00April 2, 2020|