When Denisha Smith left her Brooklyn home at 14, she had nowhere to go. “Don’t even ask me where I was going,” Ms. Smith, 26, said in a recent interview. “I had no plans.” A good night was spent with a friend’s family. A bad night was spent in a subway car. After a couple of years of bouncing from place to place, Ms. Smith met a social worker who helped her get into foster care. While the system gave Ms. Smith a place to live, it also brought its own challenges.

#GivingTuesday 2020: December 1st

On December 1st, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday—the international day of giving intended to raise awareness and support for nonprofits of all missions and sizes. If you are able, we hope you celebrate with a gift to Catholic Charities.

Even When Public School Buildings Are Temporarily Closed, Free Grab-And-Go Meals Are Available

Starting November 19, 2020, The New York City Department of Education and the Mayor’s Office want New Yorkers to know that the grab and go free meal program for students, families and community members is still in operation while New York City Public Schools are temporarily closed for in-person learning. The free meals are available at Public School locations throughout the City.

The Legacy Of A Saint For Our Time: Dorothy Day 40 Years Later

Dorothy Day famously said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.” But now, 40 years after her death, many Catholics pray that we will soon call her St. Dorothy--not to dismiss her, but rather to honor her profound and lasting legacy in the American Catholic Church.

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Indigenous Communities and A Look-forward at Thanksgiving 2020

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on indigenous communities. He also highlights what Catholic Charities of New york is doing to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors.

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In COVID-19, the Bread of Life Thanksgiving Food Drive is now a drive for all seasons

Vincent Ignizio, CEO of Catholic Charities of Staten Island, Joe Delaney, Exec. Director of Notre Dame Bread of Life, Michelle LaVignera, Director of Social Services Catholic Charities of SI , and...

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Catholic Charities Adopt-A-Family is Accepting Volunteers Now

Help us bring the joy of Christmas home by making sure there will be gifts under the tree for the whole family by participating...

Cardinal Dolan Offers Prayers, Praise As Catholic Charities Hits 1 Million Donated Meals Since Start Of COVID-19 Outbreak

Catholic Charities Volunteers distribute food items to Residents at the Bronx Food Hub on 9/23/20 // Johnny Zhang

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a coronavirus pandemic milestone for Catholic...

J. McLaughlin Partners with Catholic Charities to Help New York Families

We are thrilled to announce a special partnership with J. McLaughlin clothing company.  On September 23rd and 24th, shop online or in other of the six stores below and enter the code...

Undocumented Immigrants in Need Finally Get Promised Pandemic Cash Assistance

The line of people outside the Catholic Charities' Immigrant and Refugee Services, waiting to get their cash cards. BETH FERTIG / GOTHAMIST / WNYC

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From Distributing Toothpaste to Teaching Spanish, CDM Student Group Strives to Serve Community

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Advancing the oral health of New York’s Hispanic and minority community is a...

En la Ciudad de Nueva York Cerca de 20,000 Inmigrantes Indocumentados Reciben Ayuda Económica

La fundación ‘Open Society’ donó 20 millones de dólares que serán distribuidos a través de varias organizaciones a este grupo que había sido excluido de los beneficios federales. 


Tiempo: Latino Summer Youth Programs

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- On this edition of Tiempo, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker shuttered all overnight camps for the summer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Washington Heights Pop-Up Pantry To Give Out 6K Meals Friday

The latest pop-up pantry from Catholic Charities will give out 500 bags of food, the equivalent of 6,000 meals, on Friday.

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