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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

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

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