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Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need, non-Catholics and Catholic alike. The neglected child, the homeless family, the immigrant and refugee, the person with special needs, and the hungry senior are among those for whom we provide help and create hope – with compassion and respect.

At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert,and he remained in the desert for forty days,tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts,and the angels ministered to him.Mark 1:12-15 On the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel brings us to the desert. Here, Jesus spent forty days and forty nights fasting. Following his...
On Ash Wednesday, a day of reflection and the commencement of the Lenten season, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York hosted a special food pantry distribution at St. Cecilia’s Church in East Harlem, extending a helping hand to our neighbors in need, and embodying...
Lent again! Although we return again and again – often annually – to mark similar things, what we bring to them is different each year. We bring a year more of experiences and events – both good and bad – that have changed our personal and collective perspectives. This year and it seems in recent years the bad events have outweighed...
On February 8th, at the Church of Our Saviour in Midtown Manhattan, a dynamic group of young professionals gathered for an inspiring evening titled “The Journey From Homelessness to Home,” organized by Catholic Charities of New York’s Junior Board. This event was held to raise awareness...


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Aleth Felix Tchicaya: Building a home and a dream
I helped the homeless, and then I lost my home. But this is a plan of God. I have faith that everything will be okay, and Madeline believes in me.