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Art Exhibit by the Blind

Posted on 03/28/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check It Out

You read that right. Our affiliate, Lavelle School for the Blind, is hosting its second annual art exhibition created by the school’s students and aptly named “Vision of Art 2.”

Much of the art involves textures and sculptures....

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Adaptive Services for People with Hearing & Visual Impairments

Tags: Lavelle School for the Blind, Catholic Charities Affiliate

Insider’s Peek into the 115th Congress Swearing In

Posted on 01/11/2017 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The Real Deal on Advocacy

Catholic Charities Govt. & Community Relations Director Luz Tavarez gives an insider’s peak into the 115th Congress swearing in & real deal on advocacy.

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Centennial, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: 115th Congress, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Shannon Kelly, Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Adriano Espaillat

Shocking Stats to Bolster Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on 01/3/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Simple as 1, 2, 3

Uh oh… Day 3 into our New Year’s resolutions and we’re already backsliding.

Lucky for you if your resolution was to join with us in making New York a better place

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New Year's Resolution

Blinded as an Adult, Man Regains Independence

Posted on 12/13/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Story Behind this New York Times Neediest Cases Story


Leroy Bracey at St. Anthony's Shelter for Renewal

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Catholic Guild for the Blind, St. Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal

How to Safely Navigate a Self-Service Cafeteria Without Vision

Posted on 12/2/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Hint: That’s Why We’re Honoring Three Special Cashiers

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Charities Guild for the Blind

New York Times Neediest Cases: Stories Behind the Stories

Posted on 11/18/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

David Nublett & the Car Crash That Changed His Life


David Nublett

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, David Nublett

How to Protect Your Vision

Posted on 10/14/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Inside Scoop from Those with Vision Impairments

No better time than today, "Blind Americans Equality Day" and this month, "World Blindness Awareness Month," to learn how to protect your vision.

The bad – actually...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Adaptive Services for People with Hearing & Visual Impairments

Tags: Blind Americans Equality Day, White Cane Day, World Blindness Awareness Month

Free Services for the Visually Impaired

Posted on 09/28/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Right Here at Catholic Guild for the Blind

Are you or someone you know visually impaired or blind and looking for free services to live more independently?

Catholic Guild for the Blind is here for you.

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: free services for the visually impaired

Wal-Mart Van Donation Helps Feed The Hungry in Rural New York

Posted on 09/14/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Food Pantries Replace Dumpster Diving

Poor, disabled and isolated in upstate rural New York, Dave, 43, relied on dumpster diving and strangers’ leftovers for food.  That all changed when the Wal-Mart Foundation donated...

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

Tags: Wal-Mart Foundation, Ulster County, Hunger in New York

Cutting-Edge Study Helps Children at Risk for Psychosis

Posted on 08/25/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Part of Our Free Mental Health Services

A cutting edge two-year study on strategies to help children at risk for psychosis was released by Astor Services For Children and Families, a member of Catholic...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags:  free mental health services, Astor Services for Children and Families, free mental health services, children with psychosis

Heroin Spikes in Suburbs

Posted on 08/9/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share



Heroin overdoses are flaring out of control in New York’s northern suburbs and Catholic Charities is fighting back. 

Heroin All the Time

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Tags: Heroin, substance abuse, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan County