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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

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

Help Catholic Charities Build a Playground!

Posted on 09/21/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Have Fun Helping Disabled Children We Serve

Our Catholic Charities affiliate, Astor Services of Children and Families, is excited to announce our partnership with KaBOOM! Playground and Disney to build a 2,500 sq. ft. playground!

 

Please...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Astor Services for Children & Families, Kaboom, Disney

A Thank You Message from 9/11 Day of Service Co-Founder David Payne

Posted on 09/15/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“Without Your Help We Couldn’t Have Accomplished What We Did”

By David Paine
President and Co-Founder
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

There is no way we can fully express in words how much we appreciate the...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: 9/11 Day, Cofounder David Paine, 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

The Best Way to Honor 9/11

Posted on 09/11/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Prayers for Victims and Help for Hurricane Disaster Survivors

At Catholic Charities, we will never forget.
 

When terrorists attacked on 9/11, Catholic Charities helped establish an integrated system of services. 

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

Tags: 9/11 Day, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Catholic Charities USA

Hurricane Season: 10 Simple Steps for a Safe Emergency Plan

Posted on 09/7/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

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As Hurricane Irma hurls towards Florida and Puerto Rico – just a week after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana -- many of us are left feeling vulnerable.

Disasters like these don’t plan ahead.  You can. 

Here are 10 simple steps you can...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, National Preparedness Month

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Best Ways You Can Help

Posted on 08/30/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Top “Do’s” and “Don’ts”

Here at Catholic Charities, we are monitoring Hurricane Harvey’s wrath as it tears through Texas and Louisiana and want to help those hurt by the storm.

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

Tags: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey: Hearts & Help

Posted on 08/29/2017 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

We Stand in Solidarity

By Msgr. Kevin Sullivan
Executive Director, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

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

Tags: Hurricane Harvey, Catholic Charities New York Texas

10 Top Ways to Keep Families Together

Posted on 08/25/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

When Addiction or Illness Could Tear Them Apart

Alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health issues torment individuals and can tear apart their families.

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Alcohol & Substance Abuse

10 Ways to Stay Cool in New York

Posted on 07/19/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

What You Need to Know This Heat Wave

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Temperatures soared into the 90s this week and feel like 100 on steaming city streets. This extreme heat is not just uncomfortable.  It’s downright dangerous.

Here are our top 10 tips to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe:

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: NYC heat wave, NYC Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene