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Hurricane Season: 10 Simple Steps for a Safe Emergency Plan

Posted on 04/1/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

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As Hurricane Irma hurls towards Florida and Puerto Rico – just a week after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana -- many of us are left feeling vulnerable.

Disasters like these don’t plan ahead.  You can. 

Here are 10 simple steps you can...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, National Preparedness Month

Bravery & Sacrifice: Profile of a Volunteer Extraordinaire

Posted on 03/28/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Meet Rosendo Mejia

Searching for words to explain why he remained, then left, his impoverished Dominican Republic village more than a decade after his wife and children legally immigrated to the United States, all Rosendo Mejia could come up with was...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: CCCS Alianza

Urgent! We Need Your Help and Hope

Posted on 03/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Last year was a year of devastation for so many of our brothers and sisters: hurricanes; evictions; lives and livelihoods swept away. But because of compassionate neighbors like you, it was also a year of great hope.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Why Is This So Complicated?

Posted on 03/15/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out from New ‘Women In Human Services Hall of Famer’ Gabriela Rosa


Gabriela Rosa accepts award with Catholic Charities Bronx Regional Coordinator Rev. Eric Cruz

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

Tags: Women in Human Services Hall of Fame, Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York, Gabriela Rosa, equal pay for women

Sisters Flee from Violence for Safety in the U.S.

Posted on 02/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Disabled and Abused


Julia Cruz

Walking Dogs to Support Her Family

Abandoned by her husband, Juana Cruz tried to support her daughters, Julia and Estefany, with the only job she could find in their impoverished town of Chlatenango...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: El Salvador, unaccompanied minors, Brett Stark

Looking for Short-Term Professional Counseling in New York?

Posted on 02/15/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities Parish Counseling Network

Struggling with marital issues, parenting, elder care, job loss or bereavement?  Please take advantage of Catholic Charities affordable – yes; practically free – Parish...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Parish Counseling Network, Affordable Counseling

Free & Low-Cost Respite Services for New York Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted on 01/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities is Here for You

Feeling overwhelmed by balancing caring for your child with special needs, remembering who you were before this became your mission and keeping your family together?   At Catholic Charities NY we...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: special needs, developmental disabilities

How We House the Hardest-to-Help Homeless

Posted on 12/18/2017 by admin  |  Share

Sheltering Those Who Lived on the Streets for Years

By Jacqueline Victoria-Kline

Program Director


Jackie Victoria-Kline (R) decorates Holy Rosary
Shelter Christmas party tree

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

Tags: Holy Rosary, East Harlem, Shelter, Bowery Residence Committee, NYC’s Department of Homeless Services

Huge Thanks to Our Christmas Elves !

Posted on 12/15/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

AKA St. Nicholas Shopping Day Volunteers


Catholic Charities Trustee Bill Pruellage’s family volunteers for Shopping Day fun.

Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to our army of elves who banded with us at our St. Nicholas...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Affiliated Agency Events, Catholic Charities Junior Board Events

Tags: St. Nicholas Project, St. Nicholas Project Shopping Day, Kmart, Astor Place

Special NYC Shelter Battles Surge of Homelessness Among Young Adults

Posted on 12/14/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out the Latest in Catholic Charities New York Times Neediest Cases


Moussa Konate, 21

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

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases

Laid Off by Waldorf, Age 62 and Starting Over

Posted on 11/7/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

New York Times Neediest Cases Hits Home

While everyone I meet as Catholic Charities' liaison with The New York Times Neediest Cases campaign shares powerful, poignant, and often painful stories, some, like...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Regina Gatewood Waldorf, grace institute

All Saints Day Prayers Following Halloween Attack

Posted on 11/1/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Today, during All Saints Day, Catholic Charities NY prays for those maimed and killed, for their families and friends, and for all of us after yet another senseless terrorist attack, this time...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Westside Highway, NYC

Grieving Dad’s Loss; Fearing Mom will Die as Well; Teen Reaches Out to “Big Brother”

Posted on 10/31/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities’ Latest Profile in The New York Times

"Providencia Vanderpool was reminiscing with her youngest son about his father when suddenly the boy’s words alarmed her, " writes New York Times reporter John Otis about a teen...

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

Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers