Nishi Akter

Nishi Akter has one main goal in her studies at Fordham University: “I’m doing all this as a way out of the cycle of poverty.” “I don’t have reliable, consistent meals every day,” said Ms. Akter, who rarely eats more than twice a day. Though embarrassed at first to ask for help, she was ultimately connected with Abraham House, an affiliated member of Catholic Charities New York.

Bigs & Littles NYC makes mentoring impact with Caring Through Covid

Of the 4,200 children who lost a parent to the pandemic in New York State, 57 percent hail from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The pandemic also caused 325,000 New York children to fall into poverty or near-poverty. Bigs & Littles, an agency of Catholic Charities, has stepped in to help.

Supporting Afghans after evacuation

Days before Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Batol Khan could not shake a sense of foreboding. Two days after the takeover, Ms. Khan’s mother and sister were among the crowds at the Kabul airport. They hid their money and passports in their undergarments. The day she landed in America, she was connected with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

Father Eric Cruz of the Bronx brings hard-earned empathy to those he serves through Catholic Charities

“It is the mission of the Church,” he said, noting that he supervises case management, eviction counseling, food pantries, housing needs and immigration services, among others. The work of Catholic Charities is “part of the very fabric of the Church.”

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NYC’s Mayoral Elections and Refugees in the US

On this week’s episode of Just Love, a conversation about what New Yorker’s are looking for from their next mayor; and a conversation with the economic empowerment supervisor for the Refugee Resettlement Department of Catholic Charities Community Services.

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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

Christine Chung and Eileen Grench, THE CITY

This article was originally published on Aug 19 at 11:44pm EDT by THE CITY...

10 Million Meals, Currents News

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10 million meals: that’s how many breakfast, lunch, and dinners Catholic Charities of New York has distributed to people in need since the start of the...

New York Rent Relief Application Snags Frustrate Landlords and Tenants

By Greg David, THE CITY

This article was originally published on Jun 27 at 8:34pm EDT by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning...

Pop-Up Vaccination Center held for Poughkeepsie’s Latino Residents

This article originally appears in the Mid Hudson News

May 13, 2021

POUGHKEEPSIE – Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County teamed up with several other...

Catholic Charities Hosts Pop-Up Food Distribution In The Bronx

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Catholic Charities Hosts Pop-Up Food Distribution In The Bronx

April 23, 2021

New Yorkers in need received help Friday at a pop-up food distribution site...

Bronx Terminal Market's Pop-Up Pantry Going on One Year of Service

Catholic Charities Workers Distribute Food Boxes. Credit: Mott Haven Herald

By Emily Nadal / March 27, 2021Mott Haven Herald On a muggy Friday morning in March, dozens of people...

Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’

Sonya Radford and her daughter, Daja, shopping for groceries in Indianapolis. Ms. Radford enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which along with unemployment insurance left...

Cardinal Dolan Blesses Second Farms Housing at Holy Thursday Opening

 

April 1, 2021- Cardinal Dolan was on hand to celebrate Holy Thursday at the newly built Second Farms Affordable Housing Complex. He toured the building, blessing rooms and the food which...

Primed for the Pipeline: Summer Youth Work Program Restarts

 

The city has opened its application window for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Credit: The Bronx Free Press

The Bronx Free Press spoke to Eddie Silverio, Director of...

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