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Raising 5 Sons Alone, 3 With Autism, Takes a Toll on a Mother’s Body - New York Times

11/21/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Though Melissa Ferrer moved into her new home in July, she has refused to paint her sons’ bedroom walls blue. She does not dare get too comfortable, a symptom of her years of homelessness.

Ms. Ferrer, 33, is a single mother of five sons. All of them have spent portions of their childhoods in New York City’s shelter system. What made the...

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A Car Accident Throws a Productive Life Into Turmoil - New York Times

11/16/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Fresh from a promising meeting with a real estate agent, David Nublett was on his way to treat himself to a new pair of shoes when he started to walk across Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

That is the last thing he remembers.

Mr. Nublett later woke up in a state of delirium at a hospital. Tubes were inside him. A doctor was...

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Catholic Charities of New York to distribute over 800 Thanksgiving meals in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22

11/15/2016  |  Press Releases  |  Share

Catholic Charities of New York will be hosting their annual turkey distribution, providing over 800 Thanksgiving meals at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 am. Individuals and families in need will be welcomed at the Kennedy Center to receive turkeys and all the necessary trimmings for a...

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STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION FROM MONSIGNOR KEVIN SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NEW YORK

11/11/2016  |  Statements from Catholic Charities  |  Share

New York, NY – November 11, 2016 – “Catholic Charities has a long history of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating immigrants and refugees to their new home in the United States. Our efforts have reunited families, obtained authorizations for work, taught English and civics, resettled refugees and protected unaccompanied...

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Rhinebeck's Astor Services Spotlights Domestic Violence With Purple Ribbons

11/07/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Survivors of domestic violence have support this month in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck and the Bronx is holding a purple ribbon campaign in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence.

During the monthlong campaign, the...

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Poughkeepsie Runner Aims To Make Wall Fall At New York City Marathon

11/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Like many first-time marathoners, Poughkeepsie native Laura Betros slammed into “the wall” near the 20-mile mark at last year’s TCS New York City Marathon.

A day later, the Arlington High grad knew she needed to return to the race. On Sunday, the 25-year-old will step on the starting line in Staten Island with...

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Who belongs to NYC's refugee community, and what kind of support do they need? - Brick Underground

10/27/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Last month, Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of the Republican presidential nominee, posted a meme to Twitter in which he compared Syrian refugees to candy.

“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” the meme reads.  

The tweet sparked an...

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Catholic Charities’ David Schools Receives Orange County Counselor Recognition Award

10/07/2016  |  Press Releases  |  Share

Goshen, NY – Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan is proud to announce that David Schools, a counselor at the agency’s Port Jervis clinic, was presented with the Richard C. Ward Memorial CASAC of the Year Award at the 25th annual Orange County Counselor Recognition Awards. David received the award in the company of his...

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José Parlá, Kiehls, TV heartthrobs, & Charities Team Up to Support Affiliate

09/30/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

By Alice Kenny

Talk about marrying art with a good cause! TV heartthrobs joined acclaimed Brooklyn-based abstract artist José Parlá earlier this month for the unveiling of his major artwork installation in collaboration with...

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Macy’s & Deloitte Make Significant Impact in Washington Heights

09/30/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

By Teresa Santiago

Earlier this summer, graduate participants of the In-School Youth (ISY), program in Washington Heights received valuable leadership training and career building advice from two of New York’s iconic companies;...

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Health Careers & Science Community School Grads Tell Their Stories

09/30/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

By Teresa Santiago

Former students of the High School for Health Careers and Science Community School at the George Washington Campus in Washington Heights proudly participated in a promotional video for the school to tell their success stories. They wanted to dispel the notion that the high school and the neighborhood it is located in...

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Inspiring New York’s Teens

09/30/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

By Elizabeth Molina

As a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mission to reinvigorate the New York education system, George Washington High School for Health Career and Sciences with the support of Catholic...

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Former Unaccompanied Minor Joins U.N. Meeting as Charities Staffer - Catholic New York

09/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Twelve years ago, Elvis Garcia Callejas was an unaccompanied minor who traveled 1,200 miles to the United States to escape violent gangs and hunger in Honduras.

The frightened 15-year-old hitched rides and hopped atop freight trains on his journey to carve out a better life for himself and the family he left behind.

And what a...

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Getting the ‘Wheels in Motion’ - HVNN.com

09/22/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

KINGSTON – Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York operates a food pantry in Ulster County. Until recently, the food pantry had to rely on staff and their own vehicles to drive the 90 and 140 mile roundtrips to various locations to pick up the much needed food for hungry families.

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Getting the ‘Wheels in Motion’ - Hudson Valley News Network

09/22/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

KINGSTON – Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York operates a food pantry in Ulster County. Until recently, the food pantry had to rely on staff and their own vehicles to drive the 90 and 140 mile roundtrips to various locations to pick up the much needed food for hungry families.

n fact, the food pantry located in...

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