Adopt-A-Family: Bringing Cheer to New Yorkers in Need

11/26/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

While for many, the holiday season conjures images of cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa, and plentiful gifts, other families struggle to access basic winter necessities like hats, coats, and scarves.

The St. Nicholas Adopt-A-Family...

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Think Outside of the Shelter: Catholic Charities Confronts Homelessness

11/25/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

Catholic Charities USA has started a new experimental program to confront chronic homelessness in five cities across the country, including Detroit, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; and St...

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Thanksgiving Drive: Feeding Ourselves and Our Neighbors

11/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s both a time to reflect on all we are grateful for, and a time to come together to serve families and individuals who are in need. As a part of the annual Thanksgiving Drive, Chef Lidia...

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Meet Evelyn Marin

11/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

A New York Times Feature

Photo by Calla Kessler/The New York Times
 

By Elisha Brown, The New York Times 

Evelyn Marin learned she had pancreatic cancer after having operations to remove tumors from her brain and cysts from...

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Hope of the World: Catholic Youth Organization

11/12/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

The Catholic Youth Organization of New York (CYO) is a division of Catholic Charities Community Services that organizes extracurricular programs for young people in New York City and southern New York State. Through programming...

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Above and Beyond: Part of the Solution

11/12/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

Part of the Solution (POTS) is an organization and community that helps people living in poverty find and create self-sufficiency. Located in the Bronx, POTS is one of 90 agencies that make up the Catholic Charities of New York.

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Catholic Charities to Receive Funding from NY State

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

New York state is allocating $16.4 million to non-profit and government organizations that serve individuals and families facing homelessness. The goal of the annual funding is to help the current homeless population, as...

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Catholic Charities Calls on Supreme Court to Uphold DACA

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

On November 12th, the Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, commonly referred to as DACA. Along with over 35 other groups, a coalition of Catholic...

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The Reality of Domestic Violence in New York City

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

The office of City Comptroller Scott Singer released a study on Monday, November 4th, revealing the terrible reality that domestic violence survivors are showing up in large numbers at the homeless shelters operated by...

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Running Towards A Dream: Venezuelan Refugee Completes NYC Marathon

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


Raul Asención in green running the 2019 NYC Marathon 

By Catherine Kirch

Last Sunday, November 3rd, Raul Asención completed the New York City Marathon. A refugee from Venezuela, Asención raised $3,000 for Team Catholic Charities as a way...

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