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Life on the Frontlines of Immigration Reform

Posted on 10/19/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jumping the High Dive to Rescue Lives

By C. Mario Russell, Esq.
Director of Immigration & Refugee Services
Catholic Charities NY

 

Just over a month has passed since our last update and, as you will see below,...

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

Tags: C. Mario Russell, Immigration Reform, DACA, International Center, JustLove

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

We Built a Playground!

Posted on 10/16/2017 by Fanny Gomez  |  Share

Volunteers Create Fun Space for Children with Special Needs

 

By Fanny Gomez

Catholic Charities Social Media Specialist

 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: Kaboom!, Astor Services, Disney, Volunteering

Gov. Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Opioid Abuse

Posted on 10/13/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Gov. Mario Cuomo -- joined by Catholic Charities Staten Island CEO Vincent Ignizio and fellow leaders -- visited Staten Island, the epicenter of New York City’s opioid storm, to introduce at Catholic Charities in...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Tags: Opioid Addiction, Heroin Epidemic Archdiocesan Response Team

Latest Update on Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

From Caritas Puerto Rico

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Caritas Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief: Top Ways You Can Help

Posted on 10/6/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Opportunities to Contribute: Clothing, Cleansers & Other Donations

Too many of our brothers and sisters have been affected by recent hurricanes and natural disasters. It is...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Join Cardinal Dolan for Natural Disaster Victims Solidarity Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Spanish Mass Honors People of Puerto Rico and Mexico

En Español

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake, Cardinal Dolan

Day Laborers Mobilize to Direct Donations Straight to Mexico & Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“We Need to Share the Little We Have”

Day laborers dressed in yellow traffic vests to protect them as they work along busy roadways formed a human chain this past weekend, tossing crates of water, food, flashlights and...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities Obreros Unidos, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake

Best Way to Get Hurricane Recovery Help Straight to Puerto Rico

Posted on 09/29/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Donations Go Directly to Non-Profit Organizations in Puerto Rico


The first donation to the Estoy con Puerto Rico effort was made by 11 year old Brian Sanchez, President of the New York Kids Chamber of...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Comité NoviembreHurricane Irma, Estoy con Puerto Rico

Catholic Renewal Raises Nearly $1.2 Million to Help Catholic Charities Serve New Yorkers in Need

Posted on 09/29/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Integrity, Humility, Charity – More Than Just a Motto for this Restructuring Community

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Centennial, Catholic Renewal