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Bearing Witness - & Impacting - Immigration History

Posted on 02/21/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Our Latest Immigration Roundup

 

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.

Catholic Charities NY Director of Immigration & Refugee Services

We are growing accustomed—though never comfortable—with the pace of change and...

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

Tags: WNYC, UNIVISION, El Diario, TPS

Countering Humiliations & Human Trafficking through the Dignity of Work

Posted on 02/20/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thoughts, Prayers and Tangible Help

Victims who have undergone the horrendous humiliation of human trafficking often regain their dignity through one of the most basic of human activities, work.  This is why Catholic...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: human trafficking, dignity of work

Best Way to Honor Lent

Posted on 02/16/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Lenten Musings for Millenials and More

What is the best way for Millennials to honor Lent?  Yup, we’re talking to you folks;  the group where nearly three out of every four consider...

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Tags: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Lent

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

Happy VaLENTine

Posted on 02/14/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Celebrate This Special 2-for-1!

We’re wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day, blessed Ash Wednesday, a grace-filled Lent – and helping you celebrate them all!

“Lent is more about love than ashes,” says...

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Tags: Lenten inspiration, Lenten videos

“May-December” Prom Pairs Elderly with Young New Yorkers

Posted on 02/12/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Best Valentine’s Story of the Season

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Advocating for Fair Pay, Immigrant Students & More

Posted on 02/8/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Leaders Advocate in Albany

As the U.S. Congress dukes out how and what to fund to keep our nation great, Catholic Charities leaders took to heart the mantra that all politics are local, banding...

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Tags: New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors, New York State, advocacy day

Tuition-Free Job Training for Women

Posted on 02/7/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Open Houses Start This Week!

Looking for help kick starting your career?

If you - or a woman you know - needs tuition-free job training and placement contact Grace Institute now.

Grace Institute, an affiliate of Catholic...

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Tags: grace institute

FREE Tax Preparation for New Yorkers

Posted on 02/6/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

You May Even Qualify for Refunds and Tax Credits!

Check out our FREE  tax preparation for New Yorkers thanks to Catholic Charities affiliate Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice. 

When: Every Saturday during tax...

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Tags: Youth Ministries Peace and Justice

Puerto Rican Hurricane Evacuees Put Down New York City Roots

Posted on 02/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Inside Scoop on How They’re Doing & How We Help
Recent hurricane survivors still need help.  At Catholic Charities we know this because we know hurricane survivors personally, one-on-one. 
Wonder what's happening as they fade from frontpage news? Check out the inside scoop on strategies we use to help hurricane survivors...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Evacuation, Hurricane Maria, East Harlem, Puerto Rico recovery efforts

¿Se Habla Inglés? Say It in English!

Posted on 02/2/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities’ Free Classes

Learning English is an essential step to becoming fully integrated into American society.

For those planning to become American citizens it is necessary to demonstrate the ability to...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Finding English & Citizenship Classes

Tags: New Americans Hotline, Immigration Help

Hurricane Harvey Hit Houston 5 Months Ago; 1000s Still Wait for Aid

Posted on 02/1/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Delivers Donations and Solidarity

Sitting on a tattered mattress wedged between plywood floors and punctured sheetrock walls, Joe Murphy welcomes Catholic Charities NY Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan into what...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Houston, Texas, Hurricane Harvey

FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted on 01/30/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Digs In

As FEMA shuts down its Hurricane Maria recovery mission in Puerto Rico on January 31, Catholic Charities in collaboration with Estoy con Puerto Rico, a consortium of Puerto Rican...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, FEMA