Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Longing for Stability After a Childhood Spent in Hospitals

A genetic disorder has dominated large portions of Silas Waller’s life. Getting to college at first required a wheelchair and two buses, but he was determined to get on a path to financial security.

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Taekwondo Gave 2 Children an Outlet. It Gave Their Mother a Break.

Frances Ramirez was juggling three jobs with her responsibilities as a single parent when she got help paying for her children’s lessons.

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times...

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Looking back at 2019: St Nicholas to the Rescue

By Jim Sliney Jr.

On December 14th, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan could be found shopping at the Astor Place Kmart, along with a team of over 300 volunteers to buy warm clothing like...

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Mother and Daughter Find Hope Through Mentorship Program

Photo by Joshua Bright, The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

After years of raising her daughter, Nydia, on her own, Rita LaRosa sensed that Nydia needed another role model in her life,...

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“Mommy, I Love You” Struggling Single Mom and Young Autistic Daughter Bounce Back

Photo: Michael Noble Jr. for The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

Angela Terrero’s daughter, Astrid, was about a year old when the unsettling behavior began.

She started...

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Meet Destinee

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times 

By Sara Aridi

Destinee Gonzalez Gil was nervous when she sat for...

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Hope of the World: Catholic Youth Organization

by Catherine Kirch

The Catholic Youth Organization of New York (CYO) is a division of Catholic Charities Community Services that organizes...

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The Reality of Domestic Violence in New York City

By Catherine Kirch

The office of City Comptroller Scott Singer...

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Youth in Foster Care: The Importance of Mentorship

By Catherine Kirch

For the first time in seven years, the number of children in the United States foster care system has decreased. According to new...

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Bring Holiday Cheer to a Child in Need

Please Join Us in Delivering Toys to the Less Fortunate in New York

With the Holiday season right around the corner, we are reminded everyday of how blessed we are and how important it is to help those...

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