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Overwhelmed and Need Help?

Posted on 05/30/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Provides New Yorkers the Free and Low-Cost Support They Need

Confronted with an eviction notice, an aging parent’s declining health, a child’s struggles with drugs or other crises? Seeking help in areas you once knew nothing about...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Counseling, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: Catholic Charities New York, free and low-cost help

Great Summer NYC Thrift Store Sale

Posted on 04/10/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Save Now to Support a Great Year-Round Cause

Check out this Special Summer Sale at the Sharing Place!

Get:

• Great deals

• FREE pick up service for Manhattan donations 

• And all for a great cause

The Sharing Place Thrift Store is run by LSA Family Health Service.  

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: LSA Family Health Services, The Sharing Place, summer thrift store sale, Brian Tyree Henry, Catholic Charities NY

Inside “SOMOS,” a NY Gathering to Empower the Hispanic Community

Posted on 03/14/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

“Focused on the Advancement of Our People”: Larissa Story Shares Her Perspective


Larissa Story, 3rd from left, with fellow CCNY staff

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Permanent Affordable Housing, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Somos Conference, New York Government, Larissa Story, Dream Act, Legislature, Immigration NY, Opioid Crisis, Safe Housing

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

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

First-Hand Look into How Separated Immigrant Children Are Faring in NY

Posted on 06/22/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“No Apparent Plan for Reunification”

After President Trump’s announcement this week that his administration will stop separating immigrant children from their families and news trickles out about possible detention instead of hundreds of thousands...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking, Keeping Families Together, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Sofia Linarte, separated immigrant children in NY, Jose Xavier Orochena, NY1.

How We're Helping Separated Immigrant Children in New York

Posted on 06/21/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Plus - What You Can Do

 

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and fellow representatives from Catholic Charities NY joined and an interfaith delegation of 38 fellow religious leaders representing the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim traditions at the Texas border today to show solidarity with immigrants whose families have been torn...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Keeping Families Together, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Texas interfaith delegation, help separated immigrant children in New York, Anthony Enriquez

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

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

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

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