New Yorkers, Don’t Shut the Door on Refugees

Posted on 06/14/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Diversity Is What Makes Our City Special

By Kelly Agnew-Barajas

Director of Refugee Resettlement, Catholic Charities NY

What Makes New York Unique?  

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Keeping Families Together

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, refugee resettlement, Kelly Agnew-Barajas, El Diario

New Half-Price MetroCards Offer Roadmap to Equality

Posted on 06/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Mobility Equals Opportunity

Considered the great equalizer connecting New Yorkers to jobs, education and upward mobility, our roaring subway system turned a historic corner this week by agreeing to offer half-priced MetroCards to low-income New...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Permanent Affordable Housing

Tags: Half-price New York City Metrocards, Mayor DeBlasio, Community Service Society metro report

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 Honors Catholic Charities

Posted on 06/12/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Celebrates “the Best of Who We Are as a Community”

Draped in red, white and blue single-starred Puerto Rican flags, thousands lined New York City’s Fifth Avenue, dancing to salsa music and cheering as Catholic Charities NY and fellow honorees led the...

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Filed under: Signature Events, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Partnership Giving Opportunities, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018, Honors Catholic Charities NY

Cardinal Dolan Shares Bear Hugs & Breakfast with Catholic Renewal Members

Posted on 06/11/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Thank You for Helping Us Feed the Hungry

                       Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mark McDemott and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

In his neo-Gothic residence adjacent to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan entertained 35 top Catholic...

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Filed under: Catholic Renewal

Tags: Cardinal Dolan, Catholic Renewal, feed the hungry, Cardinal’s residence

First Kate Spade. Now Anthony Bourdain

Posted on 06/8/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Making Sense – and Coping – with Recent Suicides

With sorrow and sympathy, we pray for Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and all whose sadness cuts so deep they contemplate acts of pure desperation.  We pray also for those who love them; those now...

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Filed under: Contacting the New York State New Americans Hotline, Crisis Intervention Centers & Services, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Counseling

Tags: Anthony Bourdain suicide, Kate Spade suicide, Catholic Charities NY, free affordable counseling services

Cursing the Darkness is Not Sufficient

Posted on 06/7/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Msgr. Sullivan Addresses Interfaith Audience

Over a typical Dominican breakfast of yucca, salami and cheese and a special mashed plantain mangu, Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan served as guest speaker at the Spring Interfaith...

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Filed under: Partnership Giving Opportunities, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: : Catholic Charities, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Congressman Espaillat, interfaith forum, Washington Heights

Top 10 New York Summer 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 06/6/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Unique, Fulfilling and Tailored Just for You


Looking for the best volunteer opportunities in New York this summer?

You name it; we’ve got it. 

Check out these unique –and fulfilling - ways to stretch and share...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Foster Care, Counseling, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Supportive Housing for People with Mental Illness

Tags: Top 10 New York 2018 Summer volunteer opportunities, mentor foster children, green garden volunteer, teach English as a second language, thrift store volunteer, waiter volunteer, day laborer volunteer, sign language volunteer

Free and Low-Cost Services for Families in Crisis

Posted on 06/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Is Here to Help

Clearly alcoholism, addiction, domestic violence and mental health debilitate and isolate those who suffer from them.  Less discussed but at least as tragic is the toll this takes on entire families.  

We are...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Foster Care, Keeping Families Together, Crisis Intervention Centers & Services, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: free and low-cost alcoholism services, addiction, domestic violence & mental health

Outracing Grief through the 2018 NYC Marathon

Posted on 06/4/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Team Catholic Charities NY Member Sam Salgado-Hernandez Shares His Inspiration

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Filed under: Signature Events

Tags: : 2018 NYC Marathon, Team Catholic Charities NY 2018, Sam Salgado-Hernandez

Huge Shout Out to TIAA Volunteers

Posted on 06/1/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

TIAA Celebrate Centennial by Donating School Kits to Children Served by Catholic Charities NY

Huge thanks to TIAA for celebrating the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association in...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, After/Out-of-School-Time Activities

Tags: TIAA Centennial, School Kits donations, Virgin Island hurricane victims

Best NYC Family-Friendly Summer Festival

Posted on 05/31/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018

Looking for a fun way to celebrate this weekend with your family?  Always wanted to check out the Bronx?

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Filed under: Keeping Families Together, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Best New York City Family-Friendly Summer Festival South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018, Casita Maria

1 A.M: Riding the 6 Train with the Homeless

Posted on 05/30/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Riding the Rails with Msgr. Sullivan

By Fanny Gomez

Catholic Charities Social Media Specialist

If you’re like me and take the E train to work, you’ve noticed the continuous amount of homeless people on it. That’s because the E train...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Kevin Sullivan rides 6 train with homeless, Holy Rosary Stabilization Bed Program, Bowery Residents Committee, Department of Homeless Services

When Courage & Resilience Are Not Enough

Posted on 05/29/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

How You Can Make a Difference

As one of our loyal Catholic Charities blog readers, you are well aware that many of our New York neighbors are in dire need. That’s why I’m writing to remind you to join Catholic Charities’ 2018 ANNUAL FUND...

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Filed under: Ways to Give, Partnership Giving Opportunities, ​Donor-Advised Funds, Pledges

Tags: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, courage & resilience, Catholic Charities NY 2018 annual fund drive

Wishing You and Your Family a Wonderful Memorial Day

Posted on 05/28/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

From Catholic Charities

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

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