Three Surprise Lessons Learned

Posted on 05/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Fordham University Social Work Graduate Student, Elsie Hernandez.

Join us below as Fordham University Social Work Graduate Student Elsie Hernandez reflects on lessons learned during the 8-month internship she is completing with Catholic Charities Community Services. 

Read More ›

Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Catholic Charities Case Manager, Catholic Charities Community Services

Thank you, Fidelis Care!

Posted on 05/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Left to Right: George Rodriguez, Mark Sclafani and Pamela Hassan from Fidelis Care present check to Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and Beatriz Diaz Taveras at Catholic Charities.


This health insurance company, also known as the New York State Catholic Health Plan, presented a $383,500 check to Catholic Charities on...

Read More ›

Tags: Cardinal Dolan, Catholic healthcare ministry, Fidelis Care

Learn English on Your Cell Phone

Posted on 05/1/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


All immigrants in New York State will have access to a free English program pending the results of a pilot with Spanish-speaking residents. Shutterstock/Rob Marmion.

Plenty of politicians think that immigrants should learn English, but now one of them is doing something about it, reports Latin Times. ...

Read More ›

Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Cell-ED, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State Office for New Americans

Hundreds Rally for Cost-of-living Adjustments

Posted on 04/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Photo Credit: Human Services Council.

"Hundreds of representatives of the human services sector convened on the steps of City Hall on Monday, April 27, 2015, to call for cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in their city contracts," reports New York Nonprofit Daily. Representatives from Catholic Charities stood among them.

Read More ›

Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: City Hall, Human Services Council of New York

A Thank You Note from A Once-Struggling Teen

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Shaquille Vazquez, 19, and now a freshman at Onondaga Community College, credits Catholic Charities for getting him there.  Our Alianza division’s Innovation Diploma Plus High School Learning to Work program (IDP /LTW for those who like initials) provides the support challenged teens like Shaquille need to thrive.  

Read More ›

Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division

Feeding Our Neighbors, 1.3 Million Times

Posted on 04/27/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


“Catholic Charities’ Feeding Our Neighbors campaign topped its lofty goal of providing 1 million meals to New Yorkers in need,” writes Catholic New York in their recent editorial.

Read More ›

Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Bombarded by Tragedies?

Posted on 04/24/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Photograph by Chris Ramirez Photographer

When one tragedy hits, other tragedies too often follow.  We lose a job and then have a tough time paying rent.

Read More ›

Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Executive Action Q & A

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

About 338,000 undocumented immigrants living in New York State may qualify for President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration reform.

Read More ›

Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, executive action, undocumented immigrants

Teens to Serve on NYC Community Boards

Posted on 04/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Downtown Express photos by Dusica Sue Malesevic Teens interested in applying for community board positions debated the best way to spend $100 million of public money during an exercise in Borough President Gale Brewer’s office last Friday.

Read More ›

Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, High School for Media and Communications, Marleny Delarosa, Shirlyn Perez

Need Help? Don’t Know Where to Turn & Tired of Voice Mail Options?

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Call our Catholic Charities Help Line for your social service needs. Our bilingual phone operators are backed with up-to-date, reliable information.

Read More ›

Tags: Human service organizations, Public benefit programs

Food Pantry or Grocery Store?

Posted on 04/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Catholic Charities’ innovative supermarket-style Kingston, New York food pantry just grabbed the spotlight. And that’s no small accomplishment.


Read More ›

Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Blind Woman Breaks Barriers

Posted on 04/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

L-R Leon Stallone (Compass USA), Anthony Severo and Alexandria Daly.

 A former secretary who lost most of her vision, Alexandria Daly has been breaking barriers for much of her adult life. 

Read More ›

Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

It’s National Volunteer Week and Time for "What's Your Story?"

Posted on 04/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

volunteer crop

We want to know about the awesome things you’re doing – and encourage others to get involved! So share your story.

  • Tag your friends at #CCNY.
  • Ask them What’s Your Story?
  • Help us start a trend!

At Catholic Charities we have a great team of volunteers and are always looking for more....

Read More ›

Tags: Volunteering

Thank You for Telling Us What “Hope” Means!

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thank You for Providing Hope

This Lenten season, we decided rather than tell all of you what hope means to us, we wanted to know what hope means to you. People from all over sent in photos, videos and thoughts on the definition of hope -- which helped us connect with over 40,000 people.

Read More ›

Tags: Easter, Easter season