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Huge Disparities in Infant Mortality & Health Care Accessibility in NYC

Posted on 03/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Community Health Profile Reveals Disturbing Facts

Families, individuals and children in New York City neighborhoods Catholic Charities NY serves are burdened not only by significantly worse health but less access to health care than other neighborhoods...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: NYC Community Health profiles; infant mortality, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health, Reada Edelstein, Catholic Charities NY, NYC poverty, East Harlem

Meet East Harlem Families; See Their Lives Transformed

Posted on 10/9/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Just-Released Video Celebrates Sixty Years of Service

East Harlem, home for the unwanted distinction of the highest child poverty rate in all of New York City, also serves as the much-wanted home of LSA Family Health, founded 60 years ago by Little...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Keeping Families Together, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: LSA Family Health, East Harlem, highest child poverty rate, Catholic Charities NY

Cardinal Dolan Shares Easter Food & Blessings with Hungry New Yorkers

Posted on 04/3/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Many Count Themselves among the Working Poor

Cardinal Dolan distributed food at Catholic Charities expanded St. Cecelia’s food pantry on Holy Thursday.

Clutching bags, carts and strollers, hundreds of hungry folks in East Harlem filled...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: Cardinal Dolan, St. Cecelia’s, Food Pantry, East Harlem, Goya Foods

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

How We House the Hardest-to-Help Homeless

Posted on 12/18/2017 by admin  |  Share

Sheltering Those Who Lived on the Streets for Years

By Jacqueline Victoria-Kline

Program Director


Jackie Victoria-Kline (R) decorates Holy Rosary
Shelter Christmas party tree

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Holy Rosary, East Harlem, Shelter, Bowery Residence Committee, NYC’s Department of Homeless Services

Christmas, Children & AIDS: A Must-See

Posted on 01/7/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Photo Credit: Children of Parents with AIDS, Inc.

 

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: AIDS, HIV, Christmas, East Harlem, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center

Torture Victim To Meet Pope Francis

Posted on 09/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Four a.m. and Mamadou Drame, uniformed in his “AM New York” red vest with dark sunglasses covering his unseeing eyes, stands on his corner, 53rd and Lex. on Manhattan’s east side handing free newspapers to...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Pope Francis, Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem

Spider-Man Reaches Out to Boy with Autism

Posted on 02/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Spider-Man swung in for his first fantasy appearance in the Forest Hill, Queens home of this fictional boy-turned-insect’s  aunt in 1962. Now, more than 50 years later, the superhero made his latest appearance last week in the dilapidated East Harlem apartment of Jamel Hunter, a Spider-Man-obsessed boy trapped inside his thoughts by autism. ...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: autism, East Harlem, Forest Hill, Jamel Hunter, Kennedy Child Study Center, New York Times, New York Times Neediest Cases, Queens, Spider-Man