Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves Brown County

This article was first published in the Hiawatha World.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Mobile Resource Bus visits Brown County several times throughout the year.

They offer a variety of resources and support – including community referrals, emergency financial assistance (rent & utility) – by appointment only, food (including bread and cold/fresh items – depending on the season), diapers, socks and underwear, and seasonal clothing.

The Mobile Resource Bus will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 800 Hiawatha Ave., in Hiawatha, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on April 3 and May 22.

For direct financial assistance, an appointment is required plus verification of income; SSI/SSD printout or bank statement showing deposit; SRS printout, and Social Security award letter. For rent assistance, proof of income for the last 30 days; three days’ notice to pay or quit; eviction notice or late notice; copy of lease; driver’s license or state identification card, and social security card. For utility assistance, a past-due bill with shut-off/disconnection notice is required, plus proof of income; driver’s license or State identification card, and social security card.

Make appointments up to two weeks prior by contacting the NEK-CAP Office at (785) 742-2222 or calling the bus hotline at 913-433-2039. Visit the website:

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