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Shocking Stats to Bolster Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on 01/3/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Simple as 1, 2, 3

Uh oh… Day 3 into our New Year’s resolutions and we’re already backsliding.

Lucky for you if your resolution was to join with us in making New York a better place

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New Year's Resolution

Catholic Charities Needs You

Posted on 12/27/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

From Monsignor Sullivan

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, I look back with gratitude and forward with great hope.

I’m thankful for generous supporters like YOU who are living Pope Francis’ inspiring message to lift...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New Year, 2017, Monsignor Sullivan

How a Bronx Girl, Age 10, Helped Immigrant Children Who Are Impoverished and Alone

Posted on 12/12/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Christmas Story

Catholic Charities gives special volunteer award to Elizabeth Rodriguez

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Tags: Service In Schools

Adding a Seat at the Table

Posted on 11/23/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Check Out This First-Hand Look at Refugees and Resilience

Looking for inspiration as we celebrate the anniversary of the first Thanksgiving when our immigrant or native American forefathers first broke bread? Check out the blog post below.

By Kelly Agnew-Barajas
Catholic Charities Director of Refugee Resettlement

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Tags: refugee resettlement

Looking for Help?

Posted on 11/14/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Call Catholic Charities Help Line

At Catholic Charities Help Line, callers in New York can connect to our live, trained, knowledgeable – and bilingual – staff.  

Our staff assesses callers’ needs.  They use up-to-date,...

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Tags: Catholic Charities Help Line

Newly Arrived Immigrant Children Learn English

Posted on 10/17/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Cross Another Key Hurdle in Acclimating and Contributing to the U.S.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities Immigration Services, Immigration services in New York, Terra Firma, English for immigrant children, ESL

Free “Expand Your Business” Training

Posted on 09/27/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Dutchess County Entrepreneurship Seminars


Do you live or have a business in Dutchess County?

Are you ready to expand, but don’t know where to start?

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Free expand-your-business training, entrepreneurship seminars, America’s Small Business Development Centers, Office of New Americans

Obama, George Clooney, Emmy Lou Harris & Elvis Garcia Callejas Take On Immigration Reform

Posted on 09/23/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Elvis Garcia at 2016 United Nations Summit of Refugees and Immigrants

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Tags: Elvis Garcia, 2016 United Nations Summit of Refugees and Immigrants

New Help Desk Provides Free Immigration Legal Services

Posted on 09/15/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The premier Spanish-language newspaper “El Diario” turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform.  Read this week in Spanish in El Diario...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Immigration Court Helpdesk, Immigration Legal services, deportation

Labor Mass and Parade 2016

Posted on 09/12/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Msgr. Sullivan at Labor Day Celebration


Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities greets Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DiBlasio on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the beginning of the Labor Parade on Saturday...

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Tags: Labor Day, St. Patrick's Cathedral

Immigration Help Is Here

Posted on 09/9/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities Legal Assistance

If you or someone you know is an immigrant needing help, Catholic Charities legal assistance is here for you. 

We provide legal consultation, representation and assistance...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: legal assistance, Immigration Legal services

Zika Virus: What New Yorkers Need to Know

Posted on 08/24/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Top Tips to Protect Yourself & Your Family

With nearly 500 imported cases of Zika Virus already detected in New York (that’s ¼ of the national total!), we New Yorkers need to know how protect ourselves.

Here are our top tips...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Zika Virus, NYC Departent of Health

Catholic Charities’ Take on Immigration Politics

Posted on 08/2/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Immigration – The hot topic this election season!

But at Catholic Charities, every season, year in and year out and within the legal framework, we welcome and integrate immigrants and refugees as they transition to become new...

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Tags: immigration, New Americans Hotline, New York State

NaturalizeNY in Easy-to-Follow Bullet Points

Posted on 07/20/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

New Effort Helps Legal Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

Governor Andrew Cuomo just launched “NaturalizeNY,” a statewide effort to help eligible immigrants become U.S. citizens. Just what is it, who will it help and how does it...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: NaturalizeNY, El Diario, New York State Office for New Americans

New NaturalizeNY Lottery Increases Legal Immigrants’ Odds of Becoming Citizens

Posted on 07/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out How

Just launched today, NaturalizeNY, a first in the nation public-private partnership, offers special help – and a special lottery – so legal immigrant green card holders in New York can live the dream:  become U.S. citizens...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Naturalize NY, immigration lottery, Office for New Americans, Immigrant and Refugee Services