Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
9720 West 87th Street
Overland Park KS 66212
Summer Food Service Program
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 433-2100
Fax 913- 433-2101
Mission Statement

As a faith-based organization, we are inspired by God's love and compassion to provide unconditional love and necessary help to people of ALL faiths by stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families in need across the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lauren Solidum
Board Chair Mr. Stephen Penn
Board Chair Company Affiliation KPMG
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1956
Former Names
Catholic Community Services
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves 21 counties covering Northeast Kansas.   Throughout these counties and programs there are opportunities to lend a helping hand.  Seven emergency assistance centers welcome warm hearts and hands daily with organization, assistance and distribution of food and household items. The agency website provides information on our many programs that support Stabilization, Strengthening and Health programming efforts but each opportunity supports one of three pillars of service provided by the agency.  
 
STABILIZATION:
  • Atchison, Lawrence, Overland Park, Olathe, Topeka and Wyandotte County Emergency Assistance Centers are always looking for assistance with the food pantries.
  • Food, clothing and cash donations can help each site keep its shelves full for those in-need.
  • TurnStyles Thrift Stores in OP and Olathe are always glad to accept your gently used clothing and household items to sell.
  • Employment assistance, referrals and counseling.  Employers are welcome to network with us to help place those needing full time livable wages.
 
STRENGTHENING:
  • The asset development and Family Financial Transformation program is always looking for mentors in the financial literacy field.
  • Trained Budget coaches and community members from financial institutions are always welcome to help with financial literacy classes.
 
HEALTH:
  • In-home care - donations and in-kind assistance to home bound seniors is always needed.
  • Hospice - blankets, rosaries, comforting gifts
  • Integrated Health Care - Toothbrushes, soap, lotion, shampoo, and financial donations to help cover medical/medication copays.
  • Friendly Visitors - Catholic Charities also offers volunteer programming through our senior program Friendly Visitors program.  The program pairs volunteers from within the community with those members of the community wishing to "age in place." Volunteers help by offering assistance with personal care, dressing, feeding, cleaning, laundry, preparing meals while often offering respite services to the primary care giver.  Often this includes errands and valuable companionship. )
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

As a faith-based organization, we are inspired by God's love and compassion to provide unconditional love and necessary help to people of ALL faiths by stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families in need across the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas.

Background Statement

Founded in 1956, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides a wide range of programs and services to those in need in our 21 county service area. We believe in offering our neighbors in need a hand up, not a hand out by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has nine Emergency Assistance Center locations, multiple outreach offices and two mobile resources busses to assist reaching our more rural neighbors in need. These programs are supported by 132 full-time and 17 part-time employees as well as numerous PRN employees, interns and volunteers. Last year alone, an average of 1,178 volunteers per month contributed over 18,777 hours per month to help bring to life the mission of Catholic Charities. The estimated in-kind contribution of these volunteer hours reaches over $4.7 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

The agency has a long-standing reputation in the community and as developed a robust network of community partners, including United Way and Harvesters; federal, state and local government agencies; and other community providers. The agency benefits from two successful fundraisers—an annual Golf Tournament and Snow Ball Gala. The additional revenue from these events, as well as individual contributions, are vital for offsetting budget deficits among programs.

Impact Statement
2017-18 Accomplishments:
Catholic Charities is proud of so many things in the past year. Highlights include the major expansion of our Summer Food program serving children who depend on school lunch. We have grown to 31 different sites in Kansas from KCK to tiny towns and the director of the program was recently called to testify before congress in Washington about the importance of the program's funding. Our Hospice business struggled in FY2017 but improved this year, turning a profit that greatly helped our impact, supported programs and helped ensure the long-term sustainability of our initiatives. The St. Rita pilot, not only launched but all six of the original participants graduated from KCKCC with in-demand trade certificates, high-paying job offers and the tools and supports to transform their families futures. The second cohort will begin shortly.
Catholic Charities is proud of so many things in the past year. Highlights include the major expansion of our Summer Food program serving children who depend on school lunch. We have grown to 31 different sites in Kansas from KCK to tiny towns and the director of the program was recently called to testify before congress in Washington about the importance of the program's funding. Our Hospice business struggled in FY2017 but improved this year, turning a profit that greatly helped our impact, supported programs and helped ensure the long-term sustainability of our initiatives. The St. Rita pilot, not only launched but all six of the original participants graduated from KCKCC with in-demand trade certificates, high-paying job offers and the tools and supports to transform their families futures. The second cohort will begin shortly.
Needs Statement
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas offers a myriad of programs creating vast opportunities for donations. The agency always volunteers from within the community and local corporations. There are seven emergency assistance centers that would love to engage community volunteers to help with food distribution, stocking, cleaning, organizing and assisting clients. The Hope Distribution Center is one centralized warehouse to handle food donations. The amount of donations and distribution creates an open calendar for organizations to spend time giving back to the community.
Currently, Catholic charities is need of replacement for a 7 passenger vehicle and a crew cab pickup truck. The agency always needs food, beyond canned vegetables. Dry good and household items are always welcome as well as monetary and time donations.
The Friendly Visitor Program is always seeking volunteers to be trained and give back to those who are home-bound and hoping to "age in place" because of choice or cost. The program gives back to the volunteer as much as it gives to those enjoying the program.
Service Categories
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Homeless Services/Centers
Food Banks, Food Pantries
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS - Lawrence
KS - Atchison County
KS - Franklin County
KS - Leavenworth County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas recognizes over our 60 years of service to our communities that our focus must continue to be on those who are challenged by poverty of the mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to ensure those in-need, regardless of faith, find the doors of Catholic Charities open and are met with help, hospitality and hope. To do this effectively the agency has recognized that the goal should not be to only feed, clothe and house them but to educate and empower those existing in chronic poverty. This requires dedication, extensive programming, long-term case management and an investment in the client’s success.
 
Catholic Charities is dedicated to continuing innovative approaches to assistance, past the standard food and household offerings most emergency assistance centers and food pantries offer. The Kansas Loan Pool Project is a perfect example of identifying the root causes of poverty and addressing them in a manner that not only fixes the immediate problem but addresses the level of need through programs that empower and build a strong foundation for success. The Kansas Loan Pool Project pays off and refinances predatory payday/title loans for those stuck in a cycle of interest debt on high interest loans. The program reduces the interest rate to a manageable 6% and helps establish good budgeting habits while building credit and banking relationships.
 
The agency currently provides services through 24 different programs from adoption to hospice services. Each program is designed to maximize services and impact while being good stewards of the funding and gifts entrusted to the agency.
Programs
Description

Emergency Assistance Programming originated in 1974, meeting immediate and emergent needs while providing in-depth case management to enable clients to achieve self-sufficiency and escape from generational poverty through asset development and debt reduction. Through intensive case management, families are educated and equipped with tools for self-sufficiency and infused with hope.

In FY 2017, 77,844 individuals benefited from assistance.  Basic services provided include food, rent and utility financial assistance, traditional housing assistance through Rapid rehousing/Homeless Prevention through Federal/State grants, asset development and financial literacy, health screenings and education.
 
This Fiscal Year Success and Outputs: 
  • 4,032 units of housing assistance were given
  • 6,326 units of utility assistance
  • 16,334 units of clothing were shared
  • 3,898 units of medical/medication assistance were offered
  • 67,861 units of case management were completed
  • 36,900 units of asset development and financial literacy were completed.  
Centers are located in Olathe; Kansas City, Kansas; Overland Park; Leavenworth; Lawrence; Topeka; Atchison; and through a two mobile Resource Bus offering services in rural counties twice a week.
Program Budget $3,700,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
Short term outcome for this program is that the immediate, survival needs of each client and their families are met. The program utilizes shared outcomes developed in concert with the United Way of Greater Kansas City to track achievement of this outcome. For this program this includes the following indicators.
  1. Number of individuals who receive food.
  2. Number of individuals who sustain utility service for 30 days.
  3. Number of individuals that sustain housing for 30 days.
  4. Number of individuals that receive assistance to purchase medication or supplies.

The program’s outcomes for asset development center on reduction of financial stress and the number of times financial issues have created a crisis that could lead to homelessness. An underlying programmatic goal is that through financial literacy, individuals served become less reliant on financial assistance from the agency.

Long-Term Success Long-term success for the target population is defined as stabilizing situations of crisis and equipping clients to become self-sufficient.
Program Success Monitored By The Emergency Assistance Program is implemented through a case management model where clients work directly with a case manager who is aware of each client’s situation, goals, and needs. Case managers work with clients on identifying factors that lead them to a situation of crisis and help formulate goals to move toward stability. Case managers track clients’ goal achievement and measures of personal success.

The program utilizes the MAACLink database system to track client information and receipt of services. Each incidence of a client receiving services is input into MAACLink. On a monthly basis throughout the year, MAACLink reports on services and the numbers of participants are generated for review by site directors and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Director of Family Stabilization.
 
Finally, the program undergoes an annual review by the Board of Directors where its community impact and financial efficacy are reviewed. 
Examples of Program Success

Felicia and her daughter met with a case manager at Catholic Charities over a year ago while in a domestic violence shelter. The case manager worked with Felicia to help qualify her for housing assistance and deposit with up to 6 months of rental assistance. They would also receive a year of case management to not only help them find an apartment and get settled, but to also help support them as they worked toward maintaining their housing. The case manager worked with Felicia on a monthly spending plan that helped her set up a budget while Felicia attended quarterly financial classes learning about topics such as budgeting, credit management and goal setting. Felicia completed a one year lease and shared that she was proud that she had overcome her fears, paid rent and utilities on time for a year and most of all, proud that she her daughter witnessed her success.

Description

Shalom House is Kansas City, Kansas’ sole shelter for homeless men. In FY 2017, 137 men received shelter at Shalom House. On any night, up to 25 men from all walks of life find refuge at Shalom House. In the late afternoon, Guests are welcomed with dinner. Meals are generally provided by volunteers at significant cost-savings to the program. Guests have access to showers/laundry facilities and storage for their belongings. They are served breakfast prior to their morning departure.

In addition to these basic services, in-depth case management is included in services offered. Case management is incorporated as a reflection of the agency's core competency in the discipline and to provide adequate services to guests to support them in transitioning away from the shelter and onto stable, permanent housing. 

Program Budget $278,184.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless, At-Risk Populations, Males
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The program defines short-term success as meeting Guests' immediate needs of shelter and food. The following programmatic outcomes address these goals.  

Outcome 1: Homeless men have a safe, clean place to sleep.   
  • Indicator: The number of occupied beds in a year.
  • Target: 8,212 beds 

Outcome 2: Homeless men receive breakfast and dinner. 

  • Indicator: The number of breakfast and dinner meals served at Shalom House in a year
  • Target: 16,425 meals
Long-Term Success
Programmatically, Shalom House’s purpose, more than giving men simply a roof over their head and food to fill their belly, is to help Guests identify solutions to transition to stability. The following programmatic outcome addresses the long-term goal of stability.  

Outcome: Guests overcome personal barriers to stability (literacy, substance abuse, employment, housing, etc.)

  • Indicator: % of Guests assessed for case management; % of Guests that overcome barriers expressed in case management
  • Target number: 50%; 25%
Program Success Monitored By
The program utilizes the Mid America Assistance Coalition (MAACLink) Homeless Case Management Database. This tool allows for communication across other service providers--Shalom House staff and case managers are able to enter in Guests' information and see if they have accessed other services, avoiding duplication and misuse of the system. This also allows the program to tailor services to Guests' individual situations.
 
The program undergoes an annual program review by the Board of Directors where its community impact and financial efficacy are evaluated. 

Examples of Program Success

Douglas is one of hundreds of men who benefited from Shalom House since its case management approach was incorporated. Douglas benefited from in-depth case management that equipped him to transition from chronic homelessness to being permanently housed.

Douglas was a resident at Shalom House for over 12 months--a longer stay than normal due to his age and disability. His case manager invested extensive time helping Douglas with his Social Security Insurance Claim--an available source of income for him that would help his stability.

While working in case management, he served as an "assistant" at Shalom by opening the home on weekends and assisting with orientation of new guests.

Douglas has been approved for SSI and is next on the waiting list for assisted public housing. He and his case manager are working to prepare for the move. He would like to remain a volunteer at Shalom in order to give back to what he says is "a home" that has blessed me in so many ways.

Description New Roots for Refugees reduces income disparity through job training for vulnerable refugees. Refugees, 77% of whom are women, overcome barriers of childcare, gaps in skill (language, financial, and business) to develop agricultural businesses. Produce sales put refugees on an improved earning trajectory, empowering and lifting families out of poverty. Catholic Charities has been resettling refugees since the inception of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program in 1975. Refugees come to Kansas City with significant needs: housing, employment, and education, as well as social and emotional support. Women refugees often find themselves isolated in their homes without transportation and without educational training and employment that suit their childcare needs. The program not only gives women a sense of belonging in their new community, but also equips them with newly found language and interpersonal skills as well as an alternative source of income.
Program Budget $140,000.00
Category Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees, Females, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Participants in the program will attend workshops on farming vocabulary, practices and marketing and enjoy an increased sense of self-esteem and community involvement. The produce the women grow will not only supplement each family’s diet but also ultimately increase their income level by selling their produce at local farmer's markets. 
Long-Term Success There are a number of far-reaching marks of success for this program. The program allows for increased language, social and business (planning, marketing, etc.) skills for refugee women. With successful cultivation and marketing, refugee women will enjoy a new source of income, contributing to their family’s economic stability and further contributing to their sense of self-worth and integration into their new home community. Ultimately, participants "graduate" from the training farm and move on to independent cultivation, oftentimes on farm sites purchased through proceeds from program participation.

At a larger community level, it allows for the introduction of healthy vegetables into areas where they were not previously available, producing an avenue to holistic health.
Program Success Monitored By
A variety of factors are used to track the success of the program including the following:
  • Weekly tracking of each participant's income from market sales
  • Staff tracking of improvement of participants' "marketing" skills including interaction with customers at the markets
  • Bi-weekly "field walks" to ensure the farming areas are well-kept
  • Final evaluation at the end of the growing and selling season of income and farming skills gained as well as setting goals for the next year.
Examples of Program Success

To illustrate the earning potential and long-term impact of appropriately targeted job development, consider the trajectory of Sisters Beh Paw Gaw and Pay Lay who moved to Kansas City from Burma in 2006. They started growing at the Juniper Gardens training farm in 2008 and 2009, and emerged as leaders that mentored new farmers and were open to new crops and technologies. Upon graduation, they decided to start farming together. In 2012, Beh Paw used savings from her farm business to purchase 2.5 acres of land in Kansas City, Kansas and branded it as Ki Koko Farms ('Two Sisters' in their language). Program staff helped the two leverage additional funds that were used for water tap installation, equipment and site development. In 2014, they sold over $31,000 in vegetables, primarily through three weekly farmers’ markets and CSA subscriptions with very minimal support from program staff.

Description
Through KLPP, Catholic Charities combats predatory lending entrapping beneficiaries in cycles of debt. To date, 115 loans have been refinanced, lowering APRs from 250-640% to 6%. After participants undergo intensive Catholic Charities screening/case management/financial education, they personally walk into loan companies to pay off debts. The loan is held by Country Club Bank, allowing participants to build credit and banking relationships.
Last year, through our financial case management services we helped 98 people in the KC area who were unbanked open checking and savings accounts, refinanced 58 predatory loans and helped more than 350 people achieve a debt reduction goal. All together, KLPP participants put more than $20,000 in savings and paid off $127,000 of debt last year.
Conversations on finances that arise during case management often reveal a legacy of payday/title loans that have precipitated financial insecurity and crisis. After participants undergo intensive Catholic Charities screening/case management and financial education provided by Catholic Charities' case managers, participants personally walk into payday/title loan companies to pay off debts. The loan is then held by Country Club Bank, allowing participants to build positive credit and banking relationships. The program is labor-intensive--case managers invest up to 100 hours/beneficiary, and on average $700 in direct financial assistance.
Program Budget $158,450.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Financial Counseling
Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Catholic Charities continues to expand the KLPP program to all Emergency Assistance Centers and engage those most targeted by predatory lenders.  
Long-Term Success

The following outcomes were achieved by Kansas Loan Pool Project Participants to date:

  • Goal: High interest payday and title loans are paid off and refinanced at 6% interest.
    • Output: 177 Unduplicated number of loans refinanced and/or paid off..
    • Outcome: Less than 6% of the 177 loans have been defaulted on.
    • Output: 100% of those enrolled in KLPP completed a debt reduction goal.
    • Outcome: 91% of participants show an increase in Financial Literacy knowledge.
    • Average of 3.3 points in credit score.
Program Success Monitored By
Catholic Charities has achieved great program success through the Kansas Loan Pool Project. Currently there is less than 10% default rate,  177 loans have been refinanced and paid off, 100% of those enrolled in the program have successfully completed a debt reduction plan and are working to increase assets, work with banks to increase credit score and have increased financial literacy overall.  
 
On May 3rd the Asset Development Department was inducted into the MoneySmart Kansas City Hall of Fame. MoneySmart Kansas City is a coalition that promotes financial capability and economic mobility for all consumers with a focus on low-to-moderate income individuals. This coalition is made up of banking institutions, non-for-profits, community organizations, and school districts which work together to consistently provide and promote quality educational opportunities surrounding finances. The annual MoneySmart KC luncheon was held at the Federal Bank Reserve of Kansas City where the successful partners and programs were highlighted. CCNEK was recognized for our contributions in community programming, and a being a key partner of MoneySmart Kansas City.
Examples of Program Success

Elaine and John have been active participants in the Kansas Loan Pool Project program for almost a year. They came for assistance when they had to take a payday loan out to pay the property taxes on their home. They have met with the Supervisor of the program on a regular basis and have worked hard on getting their finances in order. John and Elain are also working with another nonprofit to consolidate all of their debt and will have all of it fully paid off over the next 24 months. John and Elaine had a high interest credit card (18%) that was financed through a local eye glass store for Elaine. After completing their monthly budget coaching and participating in a discussion regarding emergency savings, the KLPP Supervisor used a small fund of Direct Financial Assistance to assist John and Elaine with paying off the credit card. Elaine and John are wonderful people and they have become financially empowered by the trusting relationship they have with their financial coach while being creative and resourceful with their financial goals.

CEO Comments

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is proud to provide vital assistance to those in need in our community.  Our Emergency Assistance program continues to be an important safety net in these turbulent economic times despite double digit increases in requests for help.  In addition to this short-term support, our Case Managers work with those in need to identify long-term solutions to return families to financial stability. As an organization, we also support the frail and elderly in the community with our In-Home Support services.  Our Hospice program provides comfort and support to those dealing with end-of-life issues.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Lauren Solidum
Term Start Aug 2018
Experience
Lauren is a proven leader with skills in organizational operations, program development, and project management. She has a keen business vision and the ability to bring people together around purpose. A life-long learner and a strategic thinker, Lauren has over 10 years of professional experience serving from the frontlines and leading organizations as a member of the executive team. Lauren’s professional experience includes working with Alternative Opportunities, Inc.; Enactus United States; Catholic Charities of Fort Worth; and, most recently, as the Vice President of Mission Advancement for Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas.
Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Missouri State University.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Jan LewisJuly 2006 - Jan
Mr. Ken WilliamsJan 2014 - June 2018
Senior Staff
Title Director of Catholic Action
Title Director of Finance
Title Director, Human Resource Programs
Title Vice President of Outreach and Grants
Title Vice President of Development
Title Director of Program Operations
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 152
Paid Contractors 5
Volunteers 2200
Retention Rate 59%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The organization collaborates with a variety of public and private entities, including federal and state government agencies, corporations, foundations, and other service providers to maximize benefit to clients.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Catholic Charities USA2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
CFO of the YearKC Business Journal2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas recognizes over our 60 years of service to our communities that our focus must continue to be on those who are challenged by poverty of the mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to ensure those in need, regardless of faith, find the open doors of Catholic Charities and are met with help, hospitality, and hope. To do this effectively, the agency has recognized that the goal should not only be to feed, clothe and house but to educate and empower as to lift the chains of poverty for good. This requires innovative programming, long-term coaching and case management, and an investment and belief in the individual’s success.

Catholic Charities is dedicated to creative thinking coupling the proven methodology of stabilization and strengthening. This type of approach allows Catholic Charities to meet individuals and families where they are while building critical skills for future leadership of their own lives. Catholic Charities identifies the root causes of poverty and addresses them in a manner that not only fixes the immediate challenge but empowers the individual to build a strong foundation for success. The agency currently provides services through 24 different programs from adoption to hospice services. Each program is designed to maximize impact while being good stewards of the funding and gifts entrusted to the agency. .91 cents of every dollar invested into Catholic Charities goes directly to those in need. We do this by calling others of all faiths to join our mission through stewardship and volunteerism.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Stephen Penn
Company Affiliation KPMG
Term Oct 2011 to Oct 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Rev. Larry BowersCure of Ars
Ms. Ann ConnorArchdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Mr. Dan CrumbKansas City Chiefs
Mr. Chris DierksJ.E. Dunn
Mr. Ping Enriquez
Mr. Gerry EustonFilter Services Co.
Ms. Nancy GrasseUnited Missouri Bank
Ms. Maria JenksCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Mark LacyDeloitte & Touche LLP
Ms. Denise Martinek MSN, RNWomen's & Children's Services
Ms. Theresa McDermedJerry's and Jerry's Again
Mr. Ken MellardRockhurst University
Mr. Stephen PennKPMG
Mr. Patrick ReganRegan Realty
Mr. Chris RuderKU Medical Centers
Mr. Bradley ScottPrivate Client Reserve of US Bank
Mr. Daniel SilvaKCK Chamber of Commerce
Mr. David StakerPresident and CEO, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 44%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel & Finance & Marketing & Nominating & By-laws
Nominating
CEO Comments
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas recognizes over our 60 years of service to our communities that our focus must continue to be on those who are challenged by poverty of the mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to ensure those in-need, regardless of faith, find the doors of Catholic Charities open and are met with help, hospitality and hope. To do this effectively the agency has recognized that the goal should not be to only feed, clothe and house them but to educate and empower those existing in chronic poverty. This requires dedication, extensive programming, long-term case management and an investment in the client’s success.
Catholic Charities is dedicated to continuing innovative approaches to assistance, past the standard food and household offerings most emergency assistance centers and food pantries offer. The Kansas Loan Pool Project is a perfect example of identifying the root causes of poverty and addressing them in a manner that not only fixes the immediate problem but addresses the level of need through programs that empower and build a strong foundation for success. The Kansas Loan Pool Project pays off and refinances predatory payday/title loans for those stuck in a cycle of interest debt on high interest loans. The program reduces the interest rate to a manageable 6% and helps establish good budgeting habits while building credit and banking relationships.
The agency currently provides services through 24 different programs from adoption to hospice services. Each program is designed to maximize services and impact while being good stewards of the funding and gifts entrusted to the agency.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $28,058,730
Projected Expenses $28,058,730
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990 for the organization.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes revenue from individuals.  
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$14,438,865$2,764,512$2,755,508
Government Contributions$3,903,193$3,826,773$3,364,240
Federal$0----
State$0----
Local$0----
Unspecified$3,903,193$3,826,773$3,364,240
Individual Contributions$1,850,000----
$0$0$0
$4,562,305$4,493,941$4,676,855
Investment Income, Net of Losses$18,299$16,059$16,233
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$403
Revenue In-Kind$11,456,396$9,392,579$6,306,197
Other$21,236$0$112
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$23,178,264$20,711,474$17,217,419
Administration Expense$1,482,841$1,345,384$1,227,203
Fundraising Expense$689,567$687,878$537,207
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.981.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$5,780,890$5,905,498$6,057,053
Current Assets$3,915,483$3,852,017$3,833,632
Long-Term Liabilities$92,430$96,799$106,398
Current Liabilities$1,144,323$1,022,562$922,522
Total Net Assets$4,544,137$4,786,137$5,028,133
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.423.774.16
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $1,880,000Anonymous $1,869,378
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $937,656Anonymous $951,957
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $931,831Anonymous $737,817
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
Catholic Charities’ oversight to financial and accounting practices is provided by the finance committee. The committee meets every 60 days to review the monthly financial statements, reports and program budget variances. Due to the close working relationship among the finance committee, the accounting staff and the program directors, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has seen its financial performance remain stable during these difficult times. Annually, the organization strives to establish adequate reserves, ensuring that organization has the financial capability to continue its mission of service.
In October 2007, the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and for Catholic Community Services took steps to clarify the goals of the two agencies. Catholic Community Services, Inc. changed its name to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. It will focus on our mission of providing compassionate care and service to the thousands of people in need that live within our communities. Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas changed its name to Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. Its purpose and mission is to raise the short- and long-term support necessary to ensure that Catholic Charities’ programs and services continue. Through Fiscal 2008 the two organizations had a combined audit. Beginning in fiscal 2009, separate audits were performed which will be the practice going forward.
Other Documents
Organization Name Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
Address 9720 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
Primary Phone (913) 433-2100
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lauren Solidum
Board Chair Mr. Stephen Penn
Board Chair Company Affiliation KPMG
Year of Incorporation 1956
Former Names
Catholic Community Services