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On the Frontlines and in the Field

Posted on 05/16/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Kelly Agnew Barajas Shares Her Firsthand Witness to the Growing Refugee Crisis

Kelly Agnew Barajas, our director of refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities NY, recently spoke about her witness to the current refugee crisis. Please check out her...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Kelly Agnew Barajas, Catholic Charities NY, Refugee Resettlement services

Meet Katie, Makayla and the Fernandez Families

Posted on 04/30/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

See This Snapshot of Those Helped by Catholic Charities

Mere stairs, as forbidding as a concrete wall, blocked Katie from ever visiting her daughter, Makayla at school.  Trapped in a wheelchair ever since a car sideswiped hers on the New Jersey...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, gala video, St. Ignatius School, Catholic Charities immigration.

Bronx, the Last Bastion of Affordable Housing, Begins Losing Its Battle

Posted on 04/29/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities NY Rushes In with Reinforcements

By Alice Kenny

Gentrification, richer people buying homes in poorer places, is now, more than ever before, pushing struggling New Yorkers out of some of the city’s most vulnerable...

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Filed under: Preserving Housing, Permanent Affordable Housing

Tags: Association of Neighborhood Housing and Development, University of California, Berkeley Bronx affordable housing, Catholic Charities NY, St. Augustine Apartments

How You Can Make a Difference in a Refugee’s Life

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

One Person, One Family at a Time

Overwhelmed by news of suffering refugees fleeing to the safety of U.S. shores and wish you could help? Thanks to Catholic Charities NY’s partnership with Family-to-Family, you can join us in making a difference one...

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

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Family to Family, help a refugee

Grand Finale: Served by Catholic Charities & Profiled by The New York Times

Posted on 04/16/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Read Them Now

Jordon with his case manager, Stephanie Ali

“It’s amazing what can happen in a year,” write lead New York Times Neediest Cases reporters John Otis and Remy Tumin in their final Sunday, 4/14/19 wrap-up of the recent Neediest...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: The New York Times, Neediest Cases, John Otis, Remy Tumin, Jordon Levy, Fernandez, Catholic Charities NY

Meet Jacqueline, a Single Mom Battling Addiction

Posted on 04/12/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

How She Turned Her Life Around

 "Meet Jacqueline"

By Dean Scher, PhD, LCSW

CEO  Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster

Jacqueline is a 50-year-old single mother of a young teenage boy. She is also a heroin addict who has received treatment services through the peer advocates at Catholic Charities...

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Filed under: Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Tags: Dean Scher, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, upstate heroin crisis, addiction treatment, drug treatment, Catholic Charities NY

Harlem Children Meet NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill

Posted on 04/11/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Combatting Police Tensions & Gun Violence, Starting with Tiny Tots & Mounted Cops

Teaming up with Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., Fidelis Care and the NYPD, Catholic Charities NY takes police/ Harlem community tensions head on while...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Community Centers

Tags: Harlem children, NYPD, James P. O’Neill, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., Fidelis Health Care, gun violence, Catholic Charities NY

Great Summer NYC Thrift Store Sale

Posted on 04/10/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Save Now to Support a Great Year-Round Cause

Check out this Special Summer Sale at the Sharing Place!


• Great deals

• FREE pick up service for Manhattan donations 

• And all for a great cause

The Sharing Place Thrift Store is run by LSA Family Health Service.  

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: LSA Family Health Services, The Sharing Place, summer thrift store sale, Brian Tyree Henry, Catholic Charities NY

Halfway through Lent and Looking for Inspiration?

Posted on 04/4/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Make a Lenten Goal to Serve Our Community

Lent is a special time before Easter when, through prayer, fasting and alms, we transform our Christian love into action.

Sounds good, but how exactly do we do this?

Let’s start with the basics. ...

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, how to celebrate Lent, Community Aid, volunteer

You’re Invited! CYO Club of Champions Tribute at University Club

Posted on 04/3/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Mingle, Enjoy & Raise Funds for New York Youth

Mike Richter, member of the 1994 New York Rangers Stanley Cup team, and President of BrightCore Energy was honored at the 82nd CYO Dinner

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Filed under: Ways to Give, Pledges

Tags: Club of Champions tribute, CYO, Catholic Youth Org., John R. Buran, Harry Carson, Catholic Charities NY

Lost the Lottery and Still Want to Run the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon?

Posted on 04/2/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join Team Catholic Charities!

Lost the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Lottery & still want to run?

Apply today and join us for the experience of a lifetime.

Our Team Catholic Charities NY runners raise funds to help provide for New...

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: TCS NYC Marathon; Team Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities NY

My Stand in Solidarity with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

Posted on 03/25/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Stand Together NY!

By Sandy Strk

Marketing Manager, Catholic Charities NY

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Filed under: Memorials & Tributes, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Sandy Strk, Catholic Charities NY, Stand Together NY, New Zealand massacre