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Stories of the success and struggles of Catholic Charities of NE Kansas

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Grant is part of more than $73 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S. OVERLAND PARK, KS – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded an $18,265 grant to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) to purchase 13 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The new equipment will enable [...]

Morning Glory Estate Sales Ready for Launch

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is excited to announce the launch of a new social enterprise: estate sales. The agency’s latest ministry, Morning Glory Estate Sales, will provide an experienced and professional estate liquidation service to clients living within Johnson County Kansas, with the intent to expand the enterprise’s service area [...]

Snow Ball Provides Ongoing Relief to Communities in Need

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Overland Park Convention Center will be hosting the 49th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Kevin and Pam Kramer and Nelson and Marcia Newcomer will serve as the evening’s Presidents and Honorary Presidents, respectively. The black-tie gala will include a cocktail [...]

November 21, 2022|Events, Get Involved, In the News, Press Releases|

Shalom House to Reopen in December

In December, the doors of Shalom House will joyfully re-open as Shalom House Men’s Transitional Living Program at Sanctuary of Hope in Kansas City, Kansas. Men experiencing homelessness will have a safe, dignified place to eat a hot meal, shower, sleep and, most importantly, engage in long-term programming that will change the trajectory of their [...]

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Part of United Way’s Impact 100

United Way of Greater Kansas City named Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas on its inaugural Impact 100 list of local community partners! These community partners were identified by United Way as those addressing the most vital health and human service challenges in our community. Impact 100 organizations will receive unrestricted funding from United Way's annual giving campaign to address [...]

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 [...]

Grant Helps Increase Awareness for Nutrition Assistance

(Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $10,000 grant to increase awareness and assist eligible individuals and families, including seniors, with enrollment in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, which is part of a nationwide outreach effort to address hunger, was provided by Catholic Charities USA and [...]

March 23, 2021|Emergency Assistance, Press Releases|

A message from Lauren Solidum, President & CEO — 3.12.20

At Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and those we serve are of the utmost importance in fulfilling our mission. With the outbreak of COVID-19, each of our unique programs have developed and implemented sanitization processes and measures to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. [...]

March 12, 2020|COVID-19, In the News, Press Releases|