Puerto Rico Earthquake Donation

Please donate now to get help to Puerto Rico after back-to-back earthquakes registering as high as magnitude 5.8 and 6.4. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is working directly with Caritas, Estoy Con Puerto Rico, and The New York Foundling to aid the people of Puerto Rico. Catholic Charities is pleased to again collaborate with Comite Noviembre on relief efforts and serve as fiscal conduit. 

The New York Times Neediest Cases Reporters Help Raise Millions

The Neediest Cases Fund has told the stories of the less fortunate since 1912. This year, the reporters Elisha Brown and Sara Aridi were tapped to tell these stories. They reflected on their experiences and what they hope readers will take away. The campaign has raised over $300 million since it began.

New Opportunities for New Yorkers: Apply for Half-Priced MetroCards

On January 27, 2020, the Fair Fares NYC program begins accepting applications. The Fair Fares NYC program helps low-income New Yorkers keep up with transportation costs by offering half-price MetroCards.

Volunteers from Catholic Charities of New York to Participate in 2020 HOPE Count

Homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to the Coalition for the Homeless. On January 27, Catholic Charities NY staff and volunteers will join the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and hundreds of volunteers from around the metropolitan area to canvass parks, subways and other public spaces to estimate the number of homeless in the five boroughs.

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Legality and Ethics of the Killing of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and California’s Strained Quality of Life

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses the legality and ethics of the killing of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and California’s strained quality of life in spite of a booming economy. Guests include Karen Greenberg, Ph.D., Director of The Center on National Security of Fordham University School of Law, and Jim Newton, Lecturer on Public Policy for the Luskin School of Public Affairs of UCLA and Editor in Chief of UCLA’s Blueprint Magazine.

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Catholic Charities Hotline Helps Undocumented Immigrants with DMV Questions

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

Now that the Green Light Law officially took effect across New York State on...

Warming Centers Open in Ulster to Protect Homeless as Winter Takes Hold

Catholic Charities Communities Services of Ulster County partners with the community to help change lives

As frigid temperatures set into Ulster County over the weekend, Catholic Charities...

MLK Day of Service January 20:

“Make It a Day on, Not a Day off”

Photo by NationalService.gov 

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

In bustling cities and small towns across America, individuals and families will...

...And You Gave Me A Bed

By Jim Sliney Jr

In December we told you about Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s new initiative to reduce homelessness in New York City. The initiative, called “The Journey Home” has been...

Looking back at 2019: St Nicholas to the Rescue

By Jim Sliney Jr.

On December 14th, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan could be found shopping at the Astor Place Kmart, along with a team of over 300 volunteers to buy warm clothing...

Why do you give on #GivingTuesday?

By William Mooney Sloneker

On this #GivingTuesday, we hope you will show your support through a donation to Catholic Charities. We also hope you’ll share with us and others the...

Bring Holiday Cheer to a Child in Need

Please Join Us in Delivering Toys to the Less Fortunate in New York

With the Holiday season right around the corner, we are reminded everyday of how blessed we are and how important it is...

Statement from Catholic Charities of New York on World Day of Migrants and Refugees

(NY, NY) - September 29, 2019 - Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, the head of Catholic Charities of New York, issued the following statement today to mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees. ...

Puerto Rican Ingenuity and Spirit Still Rising High & Making History

Comite Noviembre volunteers arriving at Coliseo de Arecibo, Puerto Rico 

By Teresa Santiago, Catholic Charities NY Spanish Media Consultant 

A few days ago, I closely tracked...

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