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Reflections from the Border Part 2: Catholic Charities NY in Arizona

Posted on 05/20/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Children Become Hope

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies that serve these immigrants. The increasing stream of asylum seekers...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, immigration, Arizona Border, volunteer, Migrant aid

What’s New in the 2020 Census

Posted on 05/17/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

And How What’s New Affects You

By Alice Kenny

The U.S. Census count, a once-in-a decade nationwide event – along with changes planned for it - can have a huge impact on you.

How so? 

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: 2020 Census

On the Frontlines and in the Field

Posted on 05/16/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Kelly Agnew Barajas Shares Her Firsthand Witness to the Growing Refugee Crisis

Kelly Agnew Barajas, our director of refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities NY, recently spoke about her witness to the current refugee crisis. Please check out her...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Kelly Agnew Barajas, Catholic Charities NY, Refugee Resettlement services

Reflections from the Border: Catholic Charities New York in Arizona

Posted on 05/13/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share


Photo: Catholic Charities of New York, Tuscon, AZ

The Department of Homeland Security is releasing thousands of detainees at the southern border to relieve overcrowding, overwhelming Catholic Charities agencies...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Best Way to Help Immigrants in New York

Posted on 05/9/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer at Catholic Charities Free Legal Clinics

By Alice Kenny

As more and more moms, dads and children from the gang-filled nations of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, flee for safety to the U.S., many of us wonder how we can make a...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: immigration volunteer, free immigration legal clinics

Meet Janet Hernandez

Posted on 05/3/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Census Taker, Immigrant & Catholic Charities Employee Extraordinaire

By Alice Kenny

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud, Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Janet Hernandez, 2020 Census, New York jobs

Happy May & Labor Day

Posted on 05/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Best Wishes – Plus Free Employment Training – from Catholic Charities NY

By Alice Kenny

Not just a day of daffodils and dances around maypoles – although we’re certainly grateful for that! – but May Day here at Catholic Charities NY and in much...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: May Day, Labor Day, wage violations, free employment training

Meet Katie, Makayla and the Fernandez Families

Posted on 04/30/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

See This Snapshot of Those Helped by Catholic Charities

Mere stairs, as forbidding as a concrete wall, blocked Katie from ever visiting her daughter, Makayla at school.  Trapped in a wheelchair ever since a car sideswiped hers on the New Jersey...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, gala video, St. Ignatius School, Catholic Charities immigration.

How You Can Make a Difference in a Refugee’s Life

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

One Person, One Family at a Time

Overwhelmed by news of suffering refugees fleeing to the safety of U.S. shores and wish you could help? Thanks to Catholic Charities NY’s partnership with Family-to-Family, you can join us in making a difference one...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Help for Refugees, Asylees, & Victims of Trafficking

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Family to Family, help a refugee

Immigrants, Frightened and Sick, Line Up for Free Health Fair

Posted on 04/24/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities NY Teams Up to Save Lives

By Teresa A. Santiago, Catholic Charities NY Hispanic Community Consultant

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: UNIVISION, Hostos College, community health fair, Fuertes Juntos, Salud es Vida, Teresa Santiago

Grand Finale: Served by Catholic Charities & Profiled by The New York Times

Posted on 04/16/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Read Them Now


Jordon with his case manager, Stephanie Ali

“It’s amazing what can happen in a year,” write lead New York Times Neediest Cases reporters John Otis and Remy Tumin in their final Sunday, 4/14/19 wrap-up of the recent Neediest...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: The New York Times, Neediest Cases, John Otis, Remy Tumin, Jordon Levy, Fernandez, Catholic Charities NY

Yonkers P.D. Arrests Scam Artist Who Targeted Immigrants

Posted on 04/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Immigrants Turned First to Catholic Charities for Help

Accused of scamming more than 40 immigrant families with promises of citizenship, Juan Cedillo, 63, was arrested by Yonkers police thanks, in part, to intervention by Catholic Charities Community...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Accessing Legal Help, Reporting Exploitation & Fraud

Tags: Yonkers police, Juan Cedillo, Catholic Charities Westchester, Esmeralda Hoscoy, Mayor Mike Spano