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. 

Taekwondo Gave 2 Children an Outlet. It Gave Their Mother a Break.

Both of Frances Ramirez’s children — Edwin, 8, and Emma Jade, 6 — have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which makes it difficult for them to sit still and focus. Often, Ms. Ramirez said, she feels as if she has to fight to get through to them. When her children asked if they could take taekwondo lessons, she was torn. She thought that learning a martial art could help them with their behavioral issues, but money was tight.

Success in light of setbacks in Puerto Rico

On January 7th 2020, Puerto Rico had the biggest of several earthquakes, a 6.4 magnitude (considered very strong). They have been hit several times and the loss of life and security is hard to measure, especially since they are not yet recovered from the 2017 hurricanes that killed hundreds and devastated the island.

Bringing Mental Health to the People

In New York City there is an important change underway in how mental health is received. Part of Mayor DeBlasio’s The Journey Home program to reduce street homelessness is increasing the availability of mobile mental health units. The Journey Home will be taking mental health services to the homeless rather than hoping the homeless will come to them.

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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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By Alice Garbarini Hurley

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

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MLK Day of Service January 20:

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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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