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Hard to Believe But True: Find Out About Potentially Good News During Deportations

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The premier Spanish-language newspaper “El Diario” turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform. Learn this week in El Diario  about a possible silver lining for a lucky few during deportation proceedings.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: C. Mario Russell, Immigration Reform

Find Out the Best Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted on 05/8/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Today a mother ignores her own hunger to feed her child. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Mothers Day

The Best Way to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Posted on 05/7/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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 Stand up against stigma today, May 7, 2015,  National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. There are few things sadder than a child struggling with mental health....

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Astor Services for Children and Families

Personal Stories About Growing Up in Foster Care

Posted on 05/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

After growing up in foster care, Patricia Yates, now 29, says she gained not only sadness but also strength from the challenges she faced.  She draws on this to work as a case manager helping others in need. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

Three Surprise Lessons Learned

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

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Fordham University Social Work Graduate Student, Elsie Hernandez.

Join us below as Fordham University Social Work Graduate Student...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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“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.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Bombarded by Tragedies?

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

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

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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.

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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...

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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

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

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Tags: Human service organizations, Public benefit programs