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Migrant Children: A Four Part Series

Posted on 02/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

By Alice Kenny

Fifteen years old, hungry and alone, Elvis Garcia hitched rides, scrambled atop freight trains and dragged himself through 1,200 miles of deserts to reach his promised land, the...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Elvis Garcia, immigrants, Migrant Children, News 12, unaccompanied minor

A Special Thank You from Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

Posted on 02/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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I am amazed and humbled by what we can do when we come together to help our neighbors. Because of you, so far this year's Feeding Our Neighbors campaign...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Feeding Our Neighbors Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, parishes

Human Trafficking: Don’t Look the Other Way

Posted on 02/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join us this Sunday, February 8, as we raise awareness to this horror during the first International Day of Prayer and...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Anti-Trafficking Program, New Americans Hotline, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

From Sleeping on Subways to Hollywood Success

Posted on 02/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Covenant House Alumnus Moves To Next Round of American Idol! from CovenantHouse on Vimeo.

A big guy with a big name but short on luck most of his life, formerly homeless Hollywood Anderson just won a ticket to his namesake,...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: American Idol, Covenant House, Hollywood Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Norm Lotz

Whiz Kid Immigrant Works with FB’s Mark Zuckerberg but Still Can’t Get Permanent Legal Status

Posted on 02/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Similar to many New Yorkers, Carlos Vargas attended kindergarten through college in New York City. Similar to very few, he worked on a mobile app with Facebook CEO Mark...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Mark Zuckerberg

Immigration Reform Answers in Every Language

Posted on 02/3/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

So many questions about immigration reform! ¡Tantas preguntas! 

At Catholic Charities we have answers in nearly every language.

 

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: El Centro Inmigrante, Immigration Reform, President Barack Obama, Mayor’s Office of Immigration Reform

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

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