About Us



A 100-Year Legacy of Services Touching Almost Every Human Need…


Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by 

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
  • Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
  • Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises
  • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
  • Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

However, this caring work that seeks to uphold the dignity of each person in the likeness of God extends back to the 19th century with the founding of charitable agencies by religious communities, clergy and laity. Today Catholic Charities is a vibrant network of agencies, independent in their structure and organization yet united by a common vision of human dignity and responsibility for the most vulnerable of our New York neighbors.

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Our Vision

Catholic Charities Helps Solve the Problems of New Yorkers in Need -- non-Catholics and Catholics alike.

The neglected child, the homeless family and the hungry senior are among those for whom we provide help and create hope. We rebuild lives and touch almost every human need promptly, locally, day in and day out, always with compassion and dignity. We help your neighbors as you would like to be helped if your family were in need.


Our Mission

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions.

We collaborate with parishes, as well as non-Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates, and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need. 


At a Glance


A look at what we do in any given year for those in need.







Pledge of Good Stewardship and Accountability

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is committed to the highest standards of good stewardship and accountability. The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is separately incorporated according to the not-for-profit laws of New York State with its own active Board of Trustees.

An independent public accounting firm overseen by the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees conducts an annual audit of Catholic Charities finances. Funds received by Catholic Charities are carefully monitored to ensure their use complies with donor intent. Funds are maintained in separate accounts and do not co-mingle with those of the Archdiocese of New York.

Catholic Charities' policies and procedures have been reviewed and meet the standards of the charitable accountability of the Better Business Bureau's Philanthropic Advisory Service. Catholic Charities complies with all federal, state, and local laws regarding discrimination.


Administrative Expenses

Expenses are overwhelmingly program related. On average, Catholic Charities agencies of the Archdiocese of New York spend about 88 cents of every dollar on program expenses.