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Help at Your Fingertips – As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Posted on 06/22/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Call Catholic Charities Help Line

Overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn?  Catholic Charities is here to help.  And we make it as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Our Catholic Charities Help Line connects callers to live, trained,...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Help line, counseling, financial assistance

Volunteers Battle Graffiti with Paint

Posted on 06/20/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Junior Board Wins the Battle in Washington Heights

Battling graffiti and vandalism that once marred walls and attitudes at a Washington Heights elementary school, Catholic Charities Junior Board volunteers...

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Junior Board Events

Tags: Catholic Charities Junior Board, Volunteering, Alianza Dominicana, La Plaza Beacon, Washington Heights, Battling Graffiti

World Refugee Day: Everyone Deserves a Home

Posted on 06/17/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Celebrates Survivors



“Everyone Deserves a Home” a volunteer chalked on the sidewalk by the Target East Harlem Community Garden on East 117th Street this week, making her own special imprint on this...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: World Refugee Day, Refugee Resettlement Department, Kelly Agnew-Barajas

Why Laura Betros Is Running the NYC Marathon

Posted on 06/16/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Go Team Catholic Charities NY!

Team Catholic Charities NY runners are not only taking on the TCS NYC Marathon, considered the most important marathon in the world. They’re also raising funds to help Catholic...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Team Catholic Charities NY, TCS NYC Marathon, Laura Betros, Astor Services

Wide Awake and Worried about Murdered Mom & Child

Posted on 06/15/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Migration Counselor on the Frontline

By Kerry Marie Conboy

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Kerry Marie Conboy, immigration, undocumented, Hudson Valley, Central america

Why Catholic Charities Marched in the Puerto Rican Day Parade

Posted on 06/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Carrying Catholic Charities banners, handing out fans, sunglasses and flags bearing our contact info, more than 30 of our staff, volunteers and those we serve joined in yesterday’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Ave., known as one of the...

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Tags: Puerto Rican Day Parade

How Catholic Charities Gala Inspires Spirit of Service

Posted on 06/10/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Hint: Meet Awardees Msgr. Brinn, Les McCarthy & IBM


L-R: Msgr. John J. Brinn, Les McCarthy and Sheila Appel

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Tags: Spirit of Service Gala, Catholic Charities Dutchess, Msgr. John Brinn, Les McCarthy, IBM

CYO Club of Champions Tribute Honors All-Star Cast

Posted on 06/9/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Tops Awards for Christopher Gallagher, Hannah Storm & Rusty Staub

CYO Club of Champions Tribute honors an all-star cast tonight at the Waldorf Astoria including Christopher F. Gallagher, President of CYO Board of Directors; Hannah Storm...

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Tags: Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers, The Inner-City Scholarship Fund, ESPN, MLB, CYO Club of Champions 2016, Christopher Gallagher, Hannah Storm, Rusty Staub

Best Commencement Speech of 2016

Posted on 06/8/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

4 Proven Secrets to Success By Former Undocumented Immigrant, Current High-Flying Catholic Charities Attorney


Victor Cueva  delivers SUNY Ulster 2016 Commencement Speech

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Immigrant Justice Corps fellow, Immigrant and Refugee Services, SUNY Ulster Commencement speech, secrets to success, Victor Cueva, undocumented immigrant

Homelessness Skyrockets among Children & Families

Posted on 06/7/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities’ Intervention Is Significant – But Not Enough

Homelessness among school-aged children is at a record high, according to a just-released report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that confirms the bad news ...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, affordable housing, Homelessness, emergency food programs

Once Homeless & Suffocating, Young Man Lands Job, Home & College Degree

Posted on 06/6/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The True-Life Story of Renny Vilorio


Renny Vilorio at Create Inc.

Homeless, barely able to breathe and rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital every month, sometimes twice a month, for extended stays because of the severe...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Create Inc, Homeless Prevention, Renny Vilorio, New York Times Neediest Cases

Syrian Crisis: Our Response Today Measures Our Strength Tomorrow

Posted on 06/3/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Six Steps Toward a Solution

By C. Mario Russell

Four million Syrian mothers, fathers, and children fled their country in the past five years as a result of the civil war in Syria and the terrifying rise of ISIS. Most escaped...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: ISIS, Syrian crisis, El Diario, Syrian refugees

Catholic Charities Joins March for Farmworker Rights

Posted on 06/2/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Crusade Began by Chavez 50 Years Ago Still Has Not Reached Its Goal

The opposite side of the continent and a half century later, farmworkers once again completed a hundreds-of-miles-long march, still demanding equal rights for those...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Farm Workers March, Cesar Chavez, Gov. Cuomo, Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, Rural & Migrant Ministry, the Hispanic Federation

Tips and Tricks for Running the NYC Marathon

Posted on 06/1/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Inside Lane: Spotlight on Patrick Powers

Our 10 Team Catholic Charities runners are gearing up for the big day, the TCS New York City Marathon scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016.

They’ll be racing through all five...

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Tags: Team Catholic Charities, TCS, nyc marathon, Patrick Powers

Catholic Charities Bolsters Farm Workers’ March for Justice

Posted on 05/31/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

145 Miles Down; 55 ‘Till Albany and Hopefully, Equal Rights

Sweating in shorts, t-shirts and worn-out sneakers and still bearing the red signs they hung from their necks when they left Long Island two weeks ago -- now 145 marching...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Walk for Justice, Farm Workers