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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

Hurricane Survivors Pack New York City Service Center for Help

Posted on 10/23/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Refugees from recent hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, are fleeing in records numbers to family in New York City, home to one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the nation.  These displaced persons are turning for help to a new city service center, a one-stop shop for critical services set up for them by New York...

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

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

On-the-Ground Look at Relief & Recovery in Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/20/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Describes First Relief Flight to the Island

With telecommunication lines down it has been frustratingly hard to find out what’s happening on the ground...

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

Tags: Edwin Melendez, Ph.D., Assemblyman Michael Crespo, JustLove, Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Cáritas de Puerto Rico

Introducing the Latest NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign

Posted on 10/18/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities First Profile: A Father Figure Dies, & the Bills Pile Up

Jashua Valentín woke up to his mother’s anguished cries. She usually helped him navigate his one-hour trip to elementary school...

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Filed under: Preserving Housing, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Jashua Valentín homeless, New York Times Neediest Cases, eviction prevention

Latest in Puerto Rico Recovery: No Water, No Power & Trailers Stuck at the Port

Posted on 10/17/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

First-Hand from New York Foundling in Puerto Rico

Check out this just-updated Puerto Rico hurricane recovery report from New York...

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

Tags: Caritas Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico