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Looking to Volunteer this Spring? Catholic Charities of New York has you Covered

03/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Alice Kenny

The sun’s shining, days are longer and we’re itching for great volunteer opportunities here in New York. Well, when it comes to volunteering, you name it; we’ve got it here at Catholic Charities.  From mentoring children to...

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Catholic Charities of New York Ranks as NYC’s Best Affordable Housing Options for Women

03/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


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by John-Mark de Palma

Looking for temporary affordable housing in New York City? The New York Post featured 9 affordable housing options for women – and 6 of the beautifully appointed residences are operated by Catholic Charities...

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Head Start Children from Catholic Charities’ Cardinal McCloskey Spend Day with Cardinal

03/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by John-Mark de Palma

As part of Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s Lenten tour, the school children of the Monsignor Boyle Head Start program donned festive handmade hats depicting an assortment of farm animals as they performed songs for their special...

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New York’s Dorothy Day: A Catholic Social Activist, Inspirational Model, and Possible Saint

03/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by John-Mark de Palma

Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, Catholic Charities of New York highlights the life and work of Dorothy Day. Nominated for sainthood by John Cardinal O’Connor 20 years ago and lauded by Pope Francis in 2015,...

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Wisecrackers, Divas & Dancers – The Lott Residence Prom

03/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


"Quando, Quando, Quando"

Volunteers from Catholic Charities New York’s Junior Board recently gathered for the Lott Residence Senior Prom. The CCNY assisted living facility held its annual event last week, complete with live music and a lounge...

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Let There Be Solar Power for Puerto Rico’s Low-Income Students

03/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


Let's Share The Sun Project Volunteers Install Solar Panels in Puerto Rico

by John-Mark de Palma

Answering the call to continue to help the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the US island in 2017, Fr. Eric Cruz of...

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Catholic Charities’ Xavier Society for the Blind Assists People Across the United States

03/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


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by John-Mark de Palma

The Xavier Society for the Blind, a Catholic Charities of New York Agency, helps over 2,000 patrons annually.  According to a recent article in Chicago Catholic, the official newspaper of the...

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Chef Lidia Bastianich Shares Life Journey From Refugee to Culinary Master

03/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


                                              Lidia Bastianich

by John-Mark de Palma

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we feature Catholic Charities of New York’s 2018 Christmas Angel Award recipient, Lidia Bastianich....

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10,000 Children or 1 in 8 NYC Students is Homeless Before Entering 5th Grade: Study Says

03/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

A recent NYU study found that more than 10,000 children who started kindergarten in 2012 were homeless before they entered the 5th grade. Many were forced to stay in a shelter or live with family and friends. Of the 10,312 students — or more than 12...

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Mentoring Makes a Positive Impact that Leaves a Legacy in the Lives of Others

03/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Retired and want to leave an enduring legacy that shapes the lives of others? Be a mentor. But what does it take? Marc Freedman, in the New York Times article, “Want to Leave a Legacy? Be a Mentor,” by Jane Brody,  summed up mentoring as, “Being...

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As Metropolitan Area Temperatures Continue to Drop, Catholic Charities of New York Warming Centers are Ready

03/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

As 25-mile-per-hour winds drag arctic air into the region plunging temperatures into the teens, men and women, homeless and desperate, gather inside Catholic Charities’ new warming center in Kingston, New York playing cards, reading books and watching...

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Catholic Charities New York Partner Goya Foods Donates 444,000 Pounds of Food to Venezuela Humanitarian Effort

03/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


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Goya Foods, America’s largest Latino food company, announced that it will commit to donating 440,000 pounds of food, equivalent to 200 metric tons, to the people of Venezuela. In collaboration with the US Government, Goya is...

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Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Honored for Service

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Congratulations to Beatriz Diaz Taveras, our executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services New York, for the well-earned honor - third in the past three years! – for exemplary service to the New York community.

Just last Thursday,...

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Catholic Charities Works to Reduce Homelessness by 20%

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities USA announced an ambitious plan to reduce chronic homelessness by 20% in five US cities. The goal is to reduce chronic homelessness -- those whose homlessness has caused them to live on the street for more than a year -- by...

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New York City Deportations Soar Under Trump Immigration Crackdown

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Deportation of New York City’s undocumented immigrants, especially among individuals with no criminal record, soared 150% during the past two years. The actions threaten to disrupt life in a city where officials say many of the estimated 400,000...

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