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Al Smith Dinner Mixes Comedy with Charity

Posted on 10/25/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Funds Raised Help Children in Need



Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined Cardinal Dolan for a tour of Catholic Charities affiliate, the New York Foundling, before taking the stage at the Al Smith dinner in New York City on...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: Al Smith dinner, Paul Ryan, Ray Kelly, Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, NY Foundling

Hurricane Survivors Pack New York City Service Center for Help

Posted on 10/23/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Refugees from recent hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, are fleeing in records numbers to family in New York City, home to one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the nation.  These displaced persons are turning for help to a new city service center, a one-stop shop for critical services set up for them by New York...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

On-the-Ground Look at Relief & Recovery in Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/20/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Describes First Relief Flight to the Island

With telecommunication lines down it has been frustratingly hard to find out what’s happening on the ground...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Edwin Melendez, Ph.D., Assemblyman Michael Crespo, JustLove, Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Cáritas de Puerto Rico

Life on the Frontlines of Immigration Reform

Posted on 10/19/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jumping the High Dive to Rescue Lives

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.
Director of Immigration & Refugee Services
Catholic Charities NY

 

Just over a month has passed since our last update and, as you will see below,...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: C. Mario Russell, Immigration Reform, DACA, International Center, JustLove

Introducing the Latest NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign

Posted on 10/18/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities First Profile: A Father Figure Dies, & the Bills Pile Up

Jashua Valentín woke up to his mother’s anguished cries. She usually helped him navigate his one-hour trip to elementary school...

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Filed under: Preserving Housing, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Jashua Valentín homeless, New York Times Neediest Cases, eviction prevention

Latest in Puerto Rico Recovery: No Water, No Power & Trailers Stuck at the Port

Posted on 10/17/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

First-Hand from New York Foundling in Puerto Rico

Check out this just-updated Puerto Rico hurricane recovery report from New York...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Caritas Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

We Built a Playground!

Posted on 10/16/2017 by Fanny Gomez  |  Share

Volunteers Create Fun Space for Children with Special Needs

 

By Fanny Gomez

Catholic Charities Social Media Specialist

 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: Kaboom!, Astor Services, Disney, Volunteering

Gov. Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Opioid Abuse

Posted on 10/13/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Gov. Mario Cuomo -- joined by Catholic Charities Staten Island CEO Vincent Ignizio and fellow leaders -- visited Staten Island, the epicenter of New York City’s opioid storm, to introduce at Catholic Charities in...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Tags: Opioid Addiction, Heroin Epidemic Archdiocesan Response Team

Latest Update on Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

From Caritas Puerto Rico

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Caritas Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief: Top Ways You Can Help

Posted on 10/6/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Opportunities to Contribute: Clothing, Cleansers & Other Donations

Too many of our brothers and sisters have been affected by recent hurricanes and natural disasters. It is...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Join Cardinal Dolan for Natural Disaster Victims Solidarity Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Spanish Mass Honors People of Puerto Rico and Mexico

En Español

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake, Cardinal Dolan

Day Laborers Mobilize to Direct Donations Straight to Mexico & Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“We Need to Share the Little We Have”

Day laborers dressed in yellow traffic vests to protect them as they work along busy roadways formed a human chain this past weekend, tossing crates of water, food, flashlights and...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities Obreros Unidos, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake