The desert at night is cold. There is nothing to hold onto the heat. During the day of course it is hot, but worse still, it is dry. Winds never seem to stop in the desert. Shelter, water, rest and comfort are hard to find or in some places are non-existent. Mario Russel, the Director of Immigration and Refugee Services for Catholic Charities of New York, traveled to the location where migrant people come up against American immigration policy.

Embracing Black Catholics in A Changing, Diverse Community

In celebration of Black History Month, Brother Tyrone, Executive Director, highlights the Office of Black Ministry's partnership with Catholic Charities in serving the communities of the Archdiocese of New York. "Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless, clothe the naked and do not turn your back on your own. That's Catholic Charities...that's Office of Black Ministry...that's the ministry of our church–past, present and future.”

A Place to Call Home: Sisters Address Inadequate Housing Worldwide

More than 1.6 billion people worldwide live in substandard housing. Of those, at least 150 million have no home at all. Global Sisters Report is focusing on religious women helping people who are homeless or lack adequate shelter. They help people like Thirty-seven-year-old Tommy Dunphy, a native of California's San Gabriel Valley.

Help Wanted: Open Your Heart and Your Home to Fostering

Imagine all the people who landed in foster care -- John Lennon. Steve Jobs. Ice T. Cher. Nelson Mandela. Eleanor Roosevelt. JRRR Tolkien. They all ended up living with foster families—or with relatives, in kinship foster care arrangements--because their birth parents were, or are, unable to care for them. While it’s great to hear about foster kids who overcame great odds, it’s about the rest who need to be recognized. The ones who attend public school, struggle with math homework, wonder what’s for dinner and try to make friends for keeps.

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Homelessness at the U.N. and a Catholic Response to Migration

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses global homeless and migration. His guests this week include: Sr. Norma Pimentel, a nun with the Missionaries of Jesus and the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; and Lydia Stazen, Executive Director of the Institute of Global Homelessness.

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