Beauty Queen Targeted by MS-13 Gang

Posted on 01/17/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

El Salvadoran Teen's Odyssey from Triumph to Terror

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Tags: MS-13, Temporary Protected Status, Karen Melissa Reyes, TPS, El Salvador

Teen Shares Roadmap to Success

Posted on 01/16/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Just Do It”

Raised by a single immigrant father, Alodi Chapuseux was once described by some in her high school by the challenges she faced.  But now a sophomore engineering student at Stony Brook,  she returned to...

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Tags: Catholic Charities Community Services, CCCS Alianza, Alodi Chapuseux, In-School Youth Program, DYCD

Abused, Adopted and Abandoned Again, Foster Child Finds His Way

Posted on 01/12/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Read Charles Louis’ Story Here and in The New York Times

Charles Louis, now 24, says he is just starting to cut through confusion caused by abuse he faced as a young child, abandonment into foster care and grief when first his biological...

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Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Create Inc

Special TPS Telethon for El Salvadorans and Fellow Immigrants Worried about Deportation

Posted on 01/11/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Call Us with Your Questions on Temporary Protected Status

Responding immediately to fears caused by the Trump administration’s just-announced changes to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans along with...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York State New Americans Hotline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, TPS, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Honduras, Temporary Protected Status

Runaway Teen’s Family Profiled by The New York Times

Posted on 01/10/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

See How Catholic Charities Stepped In

When Desiree Santana’s 14-year-old daughter went missing in September, she felt frantic, writes New York Times reporter Emily Palmer in this Neediest Cases profile published this past Sunday, January 7,...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: New York Neediest Cases

Three Day Laborers Crowned Kings for a Day

Posted on 01/9/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Their faces creased by decades of heaving cinderblocks and stones in the sun and snow, three day laborers arrayed in robes with crowns painted gold led the Three Kings Day celebration organized by Catholic Charities NY on Saturday, January 6 in St....

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Tags: Catholic Charities Community Services, Yonkers Day Laborers

From the Barrio to the Boardroom

Posted on 01/8/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Children and Chess:  Catholic Charities’ Strategy for Success

Dinoelbis Santos, 9, stared silently at the pawn, knights, and king left on the chessboard contemplating his next move at the Fourth Annual NYC Department for Youth and Community...

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Tags: Alianza Division, CCCS Alianza Division, COMPASS NYC, DYDC, Dinoelbis Santos, Keury Espinal, Anthony Nemteanu, Darwin Gough

Free & Low-Cost Respite Services for New York Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted on 01/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities is Here for You

Feeling overwhelmed by balancing caring for your child with special needs, remembering who you were before this became your mission and keeping your family together?   At Catholic Charities NY we...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: special needs, developmental disabilities

What the Heck is a Bomb Cyclone and What Do We Do Now?

Posted on 01/4/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

New Yorkers’ Step-by-Step Guide


Bomb Cyclone.  Oh boy.  The name alone makes our hair stand up.  Now, as this monster ocean storm targets its bitter-cold blasts on us...

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Attention Attorneys, Accountants, ESL Teachers: Top Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 01/3/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Tailored Just for You


Do you have legal, budget management or teaching expertise you’d like to share?

Great!  Because here at Catholic Charities NY we have volunteer opportunities tailored just for you.


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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Volunteering, Catholic Charities

Top 5 Safety Tips as New York Temperatures Plunge Near Zero

Posted on 01/2/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Facing Down Frigid Weather – with Snow on Its Way!

Brrrr!!! It’s already wicked cold out and snow is on its way.  So New Yorkers, let’s watch out for each other and stay safe by following these Top 5 Safety Tips:

1. Stay in and...

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Tags: cold weather safety tips, Office of Emergency Management, 311

Wishing You a Wonderful New Year

Posted on 01/2/2018 by admin  |  Share

With Gratitude from Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

It’s a time of rebirth — of new promise and new hope. As I look ahead to 2018, I’m reminded of the famous prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

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Tags: New Year's Eve

Blind, Tortured Syrian Grounded on Airport Tarmac by Trump Travel Ban

Posted on 12/29/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Finally Finds Safety in the U.S.

Amier Agha, who is blind, was beaten and his best friend executed by fighters in Syria.  Intent on escaping the country, he persevered in the face of visa problems and President Trump’s travel ban.

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

My Humanitarian Mission to Puerto Rico

Posted on 12/28/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

My Life-Changing Christmas Gift!

By Teresa Santiago, Catholic Charities Spokesperson and Estoy Con Puerto Rico Board Member

Catholic Charities and Caritas Puerto Rico helped package and distribrute food

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