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A Young Woman Tries to be the Kind of Mother She Never Had

Posted on 02/2/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Abandoned by her mother, abused by the aunt that raised her and beaten by her boyfriend, Masicqua Andrews, 20, says the only place she has felt loved and...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Maternity Services

Tags: Covenant House, homeless shelter, Masicqua Andrews, New York Times Neediest Cases

“We Don’t Give Up”

Posted on 01/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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(L-R) Jeanne Marshall, Evelyn Wilburn, and Valeriya Osipova

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), the not-for-profit...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Amy Silverman, Evelyn Wilburn, Valeriya Osipova, Jeanne Marshal, Long Island, New York City, New York Disaster Interfaith Services, Nursing Home Aid Cherri Puma, NYDIS, Sandy survivors recover, Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable, Staten Island

Blizzards & Hunger

Posted on 01/29/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

This week's storm couldn't have come at a worse time.

While much of the snow missed us, severe storms make it even harder for New York families and children who are struggling...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: afford food, Blizzards, Feeding Our Neighbors campaign, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

Without a Lawyer in Immigration Court, Children Are Lost

Posted on 01/28/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

    

 

The premier Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario, turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services, El Diario, immigration court, refugee resettlement, U.S. Immigration, unaccompanied minors

Safety Tips for Today’s Blizzard

Posted on 01/27/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

As Winter Storm Juno cripples commerce and paralyzes traffic, Catholic Charities urges you to:

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Winter Storm Juno

Blizzard May Trap Elderly

Posted on 01/26/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 

CAUTION:  Snow’s already falling sideways before Winter Storm Juno -- scheduled to slam New York City by 1 pm and predicted the worst blizzard in the city’s history -- has even started: Catholic Charities is here to help.

Are you a homebound senior trapped inside by mountains of snow? Catholic Charities, partnering again with...

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

Tags: Governor Cuomo, Notify NYC, Volunteering

Single Father Embraces His Role with Pride

Posted on 01/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Along with all the demands and unpredictability of single fatherhood comes something else: all of the credit. And Romaine Sweat, 37, could not be prouder to take it. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Astor Services for Children and Families, New York Times Neediest Cases

Pope Francis May Visit NYC Soup Kitchens

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Breaking news.  Pope Francis, during his trip to New York City confirmed this week and scheduled for September 2015, may spend time in soup kitchens, food pantries and centers that help...

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

Tags: Pope Francis

How Do We Hope to Provide One Million Meals?

Posted on 01/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Shop for your family at ShopRite and help feed your hungry neighbors at the same time. Sounds like an ad, right?  But it’s not. In New York State, nearly one million children go to bed hungry. 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Unpacking Tons of Food to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 01/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Fox News Latino spotlighted the massive collective effort kicked off yesterday by Catholic Charities staff, volunteers and Goya Foods to feed our hungry neighbors.  

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: UJA-Federation, Goya, unaccompanied minors, Fox News Latino

Martin Luther King Jr. Asked “What Are You Doing For Others?”

Posted on 01/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’”

 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Goya

It's Freezing Out and Children Are Hungry

Posted on 01/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Help us feed them and our fellow  New Yorkers.

Hunger is up and our food pantries and soup kitchens are hard-pressed to meet the growing need.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Disabled Son and Abused Mom on Path to Self Sufficiency

Posted on 01/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Wheelchair bound from the severe brittle bone disease he was born with, Edwin Zabala, 10, shares a single room with his mother and younger brother in a shelter for domestic violence...

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

Tags: Dominican Sisters Family Health Services, New York Times Neediest Cases

Questions About President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration?

Posted on 01/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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There are so many questions about President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration. 

Who does it cover? When does it start? Where can you get advice?

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: executive action, New York State New Americans Hotline

Rebuilding Lives After Husband and Provider’s Death

Posted on 01/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Leukemia took Jean Carlos Ocasio in November, but the apartment he shared with his wife, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, and their daughters, ages 4 and 7, still vibrates with his...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: grace institute, Jean Carlos Ocasio, Leukemia, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, New York Times Neediest Cases