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Huge Disparities in Infant Mortality & Health Care Accessibility in NYC

Posted on 03/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Community Health Profile Reveals Disturbing Facts

Families, individuals and children in New York City neighborhoods Catholic Charities NY serves are burdened not only by significantly worse health but less access to health care than other neighborhoods...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: NYC Community Health profiles; infant mortality, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health, Reada Edelstein, Catholic Charities NY, NYC poverty, East Harlem

Bigs and Littles NYC Mentoring Intervene to Help Bullied Siblings

Posted on 02/25/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“They’re There for Me”

Bullied by classmates, Lillian, 11, pretended she was sick to avoid school; her grades plummeting from 4’s to 2’s.

A gifted dancer, Lillian had studied ballet since age 5, landing full scholarships to the School of...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Counseling

Tags: Bigs and Littles NYC Mentoring, bullying, La Salle Academy, Epiphany Catholic School, Anti-bullying, ADHD, Catholic Charities NY, Food pantries, Scholarships

No-Cost Preschool Assistance for Immigrant Children

Posted on 02/7/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Sign up and receive application help for FREE Pre-K programs for children ages three to four regardless of immigration status.  Applications for the upcoming school year are open now!

Thanks to Catholic Charities NY’s affiliate, LSA Family Health Service...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: LSA Family Health Service, no cost preschool application help, immigrant, children, NYC pre-k

Quality, Affordable Day Care in New York

Posted on 11/6/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Tailored for Your Child’s Needs

Children need safe places to learn and thrive. Catholic Charities NY offers a range of quality daycare options catered to each child’s and family’s unique needs. Our caring staff is licensed after passing intensive...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Day Care Programs

Marc Anthony & Me – Wow!

Posted on 10/30/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Dancing & Raising Funds for Catholic Charities

By Fanny Gomez
Catholic Charities NY Social Media Specialist

I grew up listening to Marc Anthony hits played on the radio, single after single, so I jumped at the chance when I was...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Fanny Gomez, Marc Anthony Madison Square Garden concert, Maestro Cares

Best Trick-or-Treat Party for New York Children with Autism

Posted on 10/25/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Ghosts, witches and blood-sucking vampires – of course trick-or-treating can be scary for children.  And Halloween can be extra scary for children with autism. 

That’s why Catholic...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Best trick-or-treat Halloween party autism, special needs, Lt. JP Kennedy Center

Meet East Harlem Families; See Their Lives Transformed

Posted on 10/9/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Just-Released Video Celebrates Sixty Years of Service

East Harlem, home for the unwanted distinction of the highest child poverty rate in all of New York City, also serves as the much-wanted home of LSA Family Health, founded 60 years ago by Little...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Keeping Families Together, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: LSA Family Health, East Harlem, highest child poverty rate, Catholic Charities NY

Puerto Rico Book Drive

Posted on 09/24/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join Us!

Looking for a way to help children in Puerto Rico?   Join our Catholic Charities NY Book Drive!

September reminds children in Puerto Rico not only of a new school year but of Hurricane Maria that, one year ago, ravaged their island...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Book drive, Puerto Rico, donate books, Hurricane Maria

Catholic Charities Helps Set Merengue Dance Guinness World Record

Posted on 09/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Yup, You Read That Right

Shimmying back and forth, left to right with 360-degree spins, children and adults from Catholic Charities NY’s Alianza Youth Services helped land the Guinness World record for the most people ever to dance the...

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

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Alianza, Washington Heights, Guinness World record, merengue

Free Respite for New York Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted on 09/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We’re Here for You

Are you caring at home for a child or adult with developmental disabilities?

The support you’re giving helps your child thrive. 

But what about you?  You, too, need support and need a break.

At Catholic Charities...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Keeping Families Together, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: free respite, parents of children with special needs

Teens Use Art to Explore Issues of Trust

Posted on 08/30/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Perspective on Unity, Social Disparity & Equality

How can we trust if we can’t trust our own thoughts?  This is the challenge artists face as they test out their creativity.  And it’s the title and focus of a new program offered this summer to...

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

Tags: Casita Maria art, South Bronx Art, teen artists