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Abraham House
Agency Director: Althea Brooks
Location: 340 Willis Avenue Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: 718-292-9321
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Founded in 1993, Abraham House provides a holistic, family-based program of services to offenders and their families, and other families who struggle to cope with poverty, violence, crime, and lack of essential services.

Located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, Abraham House works with the Courts to offer first-time offenders an Alternative to Incarceration — a home where they can turn around their lives and learn to become responsible citizens. At the same time, Abraham House provides their families, and other families from Mott Haven, with crisis management, counseling and referrals through its Family and Pastoral Center. This program offers a place of community and hope to those who feel isolated and overwhelmed. Eligible children attend Abraham House’s After School Program, which provides a quality academic program and a safe haven during the hours when they may be unsupervised and most risky behavior takes place. The objective of all activities is to strengthen families and the larger community — a community which has been described as a pipeline to prison — so that opportunities to break the cycle of incarceration occur at many points.

Services: Support for Incarcerated & Their Families
Association Of New York Catholic Homes
Agency Director: Johanna Kletter
Location: 1011 First Avenue New York, NY 10022
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The Association of New York Catholic Homes is a not-for-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Archdiocese of New York. Its mission is to protect and preserve more than 2,000 housing units owned by 12 Archdiocesan-sponsored housing corporations. Its mission is also to build new affordable housing units on designated Archdiocesan and housing-corporation-owned properties.

Services: Affordable Housing
Astor Services for Children & Families
Agency Director: Yvette Bairan
Location: 6339 Mill Street PO Box 5005 Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Our mission is to provide behavioral and educational services in a caring environment where children and their families find strength, healing, hope and trust.

Services: Early Intervention / Special Education
Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring
Agency Director: Vidyha Kelly
Location: 137 East 2nd Street2nd Floor New York, NY 10009
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In 1902 the ladies of charity founded the nationwide girls mentoring movement by pioneering a program for vulnerable girls and families involved in the New York Children’s Court. Now serving both boys and girls, Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring has been critical in uniting NYC communities and uplifting children and families across the city for over 119 years.
Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring strives to transform the lives of children through one-to-one mentoring with carefully screened and trained caring volunteers, while strengthening entire families in hardship. Our one-to-one mentoring program and comprehensive family support services, including crisis counseling, holistic life skills development workshops, advocacy and referral assistance, empowers vulnerable New Yorkers, building hope and inspiring them to dream bigger and to plan for their future. We reach New York City children age 7 to 19 (providing services through completion of the critical first year of college) and their families.

Services: Mentoring Services
Cardinal Hayes Home for Children
Agency Director: Mary Sontheimer
Location: 3374 Franklin Avenue P.O. Box CH Millbrook, NY 12545
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In the tradition of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
serving those most in need…

we share in a ministry of service to young people who are disabled

we promote the integrity and well-being of families

Our spirit of caring reflects compassion and respect and a
profound belief in the sacredness and value of each life.

we are strengthened by mutual support and commitment to excellence

we provide each individual in our care the opportunity to achieve his or her potential in an atmosphere of acceptance and love

Services: Child Welfare Preventive Services, Early Intervention / Special Education, Group Homes (Youth), Special Needs Residences
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
Agency Director: Beth Finnerty
Location: 115 Stevens Avenue Ste. LL5 Valhalla, NY 10595
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Cardinal McCloskey Community Services (CMCS) is a not-for-profit, social service agency that provides services to the children in our foster care programs, preschool education to over 2,000 three and four year-olds from low-income families, and helping over 200 developmentally disabled adults lead more fulfilling and independent lives.

We are non-sectarian, providing help to all in need.

Services: Child Welfare Preventive Services, Counseling Services, Early Childhood / Head Start, Early Intervention / Special Education, Foster Care, Group Homes (Youth)
Casa Cecila
Agency Director: Selina Nicholas
Location: 536 West 153rd Street New York, NY 10031
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As Sisters of Charity, we strive to reveal the Father’s love to the poor and to be a healing presence in their lives.

To provide for those immersed in or at risk of homelessness, we operate two supportive permanent residences and one transitional housing program.

We also help residents achieve self-sufficiency and help open the door for further opportunities, such as education and employment, to contribute to permanent change for the families we serve and our community.

On-site support from social service personnel is available to all residents.

Services: Affordable Housing
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education Inc.
Agency Director: Haydee Morales
Location: 928 Simpson Street Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718-589-2230
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Casita Maria creates a safe and welcoming community, enriching and uplifting youth and families towards success, through shared cultural, art and educational experiences and programs.

Services: Early Childhood / Head Start, Out-of-School Time Activities, Summer Camps
Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County
Agency Director: Julie West
Location: 218 Church Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Services: Benefits & Entitlements Assistance, English & Civics Classes, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Life Skills Training, Sports
Catholic Charities Community Services of New York
Agency Director: Beatriz Diaz Taveras
Location: 1011 1st Avenue, Fl. 6 New York, NY 10022
Phone: 646-794-2065
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Catholic Charities Community Services seeks to provide high quality human services to New Yorkers of all religions who are in need. The newcomer, the family in danger of becoming homeless, the hungry child, the emotionally challenged and developing youth are among those for whom we have a particular concern. Our work is grounded in the belief in dignity of each person as made in the image of God and the building of a just and compassionate society – especially for the most vulnerable among us.

Services: Affordable Housing, Benefits & Entitlements Assistance, Case Management, Community Centers, Community Kitchen, Dropout Prevention, English & Civics Classes, Eviction Prevention, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Home Delivered Meals, Information & Referral, Job Readiness & Placement, Legal Services, Out-of-School Time Activities, Rent Assistance, Representing Asylees, Resettling Refugees, Residences for Special Needs, Reuniting Families, SNAP (Food Stamps), Special Needs Residences, Sports, Supporting Day Laborers, Supportive Employment Services, Unaccompanied Minors
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland
Agency Director: Daniel Eudene
Location: 78 Hudson Avenue Haverstraw, NY 10927
Phone: 845-942-5791
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Services: Case Management, Eviction Prevention, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Legal Services
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster
Agency Director: Shannon Kelly
Location: 224 Main Street Goshen, NY 10924
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Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, as one of the human service agencies of Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of New York, is committed to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster serves the homeless, the hungry, the emotionally and physically challenged, as well as immigrants, and the marginalized and vulnerable of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. We collaborate with parishes, Catholic, and non-Catholic partners alike to assist people of all religions. We strive to be an integral part of the human service and care delivery system in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties, touching the lives of anyone in need of care, hope, and help. Last year, we served more than 42,000 individuals and families, regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay

Services: Addiction Services, Affordable Housing, Case Management, Counseling, Emergency Shelters, Food Pantry, Information & Referral, Legal Services, Life Skills Training, Rent Assistance
Catholic Charities of Staten Island
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Location: 6581 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10309
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Services: Case Management, Food Pantry, Home Delivered Meals, Information & Referral, Out-of-School Time Activities, Special Needs Residences, Sports, Supportive Employment Services, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
Catholic Guardian Services
Agency Director: Craig Longley
Location: 1011 First Ave New York, NY 10022
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Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau was founded in 1899. It provides child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, group residences for teens, family reunification, adoption, family day care, juvenile justice services, a privately funded Maternity Services and Adoption Program, including international adoptions and a Post Adoption Services program funded by the State of New York. They also provide a shelter program through NYC’s Department of Homeless Services, and residential and respite services for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities through the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Services: Child Welfare Preventive Services, Counseling, Counseling Services, Foster Care, Maternity Services, Special Needs Residences, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill, Unaccompanied Minors
Catholic Kolping Society
Agency Director: Gerhard Schmitt
Location: 165 East 88th Street New York, NY 10128
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Services: Temporary / Transitional Residences
Covenant House New York
Agency Director: Nancy Downing
Location: 460 West 41 Street New York, NY 10036
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In 2018, over 4.2 million young people experienced homelessness of some kind. Every year, more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets.

For over 45 years, Covenant House New York (CHNY) has been a leader in providing residential services to vulnerable homeless, runaway, and exploited youth. As the largest provider of runaway and homeless youth services in New York City, CHNY serves over 1,900 young adult ages 16-24 annually with an operating budget of over 25 million dollars. Our doors are open to all young people who need help, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We facilitate our services using trauma-informed principles to help homeless youth leave the streets and achieve independence. We also advocate for systemic change through public policy while promoting awareness of critical issues related to youth homelessness.

Covenant House New York’s mission is to help each young person find safety and refuge from the dangers of living on the streets. We do this through compassion, unconditional love and absolute respect.

Services: Group Homes (Youth), Mother-Child Residences
Create, Inc.
Agency Director: Ralph Perez
Location: 73 Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10026
Phone: 212-663-1975
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CREATE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which has served the community and the city and state of New York since 1970. During those turbulent times, PROJECT CREATE began in a storefront on West 112th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, with initial funding supplied by Franciscan Friars. Since then, CREATE, Inc. has grown into a multi-serivce agency with funding from various city, state and private agencies.

Services: Addiction Services, Affordable Housing, Group Homes (Youth), Rehabilitation & Education
Encore Community Services
Agency Director: Jeremy Kaplan
Location: 239 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-581-2910
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The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to us; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs that they might live as independently as possible, with dignity and decency, in a non-institutional manner, in a safe and caring environment. We believe we are all part of the human family and have an obligation to love one another. By nurturing, respecting and enabling, Encore hopes to improve the quality of an older person’s life, in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore’s commitment: we believe that what we do comes from the heart, and the heart is the center of all.

Services: Community Centers, Community Kitchen, Home Delivered Meals, Senior Housing
Good Counsel Homes
Agency Director: Christopher Bell
Location: 600 Meadowland Pkwy Suite 251 Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 201-778-9059
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Our Mission
Good Counsel recognizes the dignity of God-given life from the moment of conception, fostering a nurturing, safe family environment, encouraging self-respect and independence for pregnant mothers and their children in a diverse community of all faiths and beliefs.

Our Vision
Through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Counsel and Mary’s Missionaries, The Good Counsel family promotes the Corporal Works of Mercy for mothers and their children, building a network of homes while advancing the Culture of Life across these United States.

Services: Life Skills Training, Maternity Services
Good Shepherd Services
Agency Director: Michelle Yanche
Location: 305 Seventh Avenue, 9TH FLOOR New York, NY 10001
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Our Vision
We envision a New York City where children grow up in thriving neighborhoods, and all individuals and families can build on their strengths to realize their fullest potential.

Our Mission
Guided by social and racial justice, Good Shepherd Services partners and grows with communities so that all NYC children, youth, and families succeed and thrive.

Services: Child Welfare Preventive Services, Foster Care, Life Skills Training, Out-of-School Time Activities, Summer Camps
Grace Institute
Agency Director: Danae McLeod
Location: 40 Rector Street, 14th floor New York, NY 10006
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As it has for over 100 years, Grace Institute provides tuition-free, practical job training in a supportive learning community for underserved New York area women of all ages and from many different backgrounds. In the tradition of its founding family, Grace Institute is dedicated to the development of the personal and business skills necessary for self-sufficiency, employability, and an improved quality of life.

Services: Supportive Employment Services
Jeanne d'Arc Residence
Agency Director: Eileen Piazza
Location: 253 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011
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Founded and incorporated in 1896, Jeanne d’Arc Residence is administered by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Kentucky. The Residence provides temporary residence for 140 women of various nationalities, cultures and religions with limited means. For over a century, the sisters have provided a safe, temporary and affordable residence for women in a Christian environment. Many of the women are working towards degrees and/or pursuing professional careers. Many are immigrants; some are US citizens. Opportunities for spiritual, cultural, human enrichment are offered in an effort to promote personal growth and to develop a greater appreciation of the various religions, cultures and ethnic background of residents.

Services: Temporary / Transitional Residences
Kennedy Children's Center
Agency Director: Jeanne Alter
Location: 2212 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10035
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KCC provides high quality education services to young children with developmental delays, in partnership with families and communities. Our child-centered, evidence-based instruction prepares each student to enter the New York City public school system in the least restrictive environment possible.

We support families with training, guidance, and advocacy, and strengthen our school community through professional development and collaborations with local human service organizations. KCC is also committed to empowering a new generation of early childhood educators through our Grow Your Own Teacher Assistant and Teacher Training Program (GYO).

Services: Early Intervention / Special Education
Ladies of Charity Archdiocese of NY
Agency Director: Mary Teatum Buckley
Location: 1011 First Avenue New York, NY 10022
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Services: Life Skills Training
Lamp Ministries
Agency Director: Marybeth Greene
Location: 2704 Schurz Avenue Bronx, NY 10465
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Our Purpose, Our Cause

Lay Apostolic Ministries with the Poor (LAMP) is made up of persons of all ages and walks of life who share the Catholic faith and share the call to serve through a ministry of presence and faith evangelization. We are called together by the Holy Spirit to move with Jesus and Mary’s compassionate heartbeat for the materially poor in the greater New York City area.

Through God’s grace working in LAMP, countless people have come to know Jesus and His love, and their lives have been transformed. Reminding them of God’s personal love, we help them rediscover their own dignity and goodness, enabling them to begin taking responsible steps in bettering their condition.

We support and strengthen the spiritual lives of the people we meet through evangelization and personal faith sharing. As missionaries, we learn from fellow LAMP missionaries, but we also learn from the people we serve who often teach and convert our own hearts. Serving the poors makes us spiritually stronger and reminds us of God’s love to properly fulfill our missions.

Who Are We?

We are a community of Catholic lay adults who share the calling to serve and love the materially poor with the message of Jesus’s love. We live together in community and share a devotion to daily mass, prayer, and living out our faith through service of others.

Comprising both single men, women and married couples, our missionaries experience this call to a full or part-time commitment of at least one full year to assist in materially poor parishes, serve with homeless families and evangelize at other sites of poverty.

What We Do?

We reach out to individuals who are suffering in different ways through our five ministries. With each ministry having its own focus, we are able to connect with those we are helping on a deeper level and form unique connections.

LAMP Missionaries contribute greatly to the individuals and communities around them by alleviating stresses and anxieties, filling a void with love and compassion, and serving as non-medical frontliners during a real time of need (COVID).

Our five ministries are: LAMP Cafe, Holy Cross Visitation & Fellowship, LAMP for Life, Nursing Home & Hospital Visitation, Homeless Shelter & Visitation.

Services: Life Skills Training, Maternity Services
Lavelle School for the Blind
Agency Director: Dr. Rebecca L. Renshaw
Location: 3830 Paulding Avenue Bronx, NY 10469
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The mission and purpose of the Lavelle School for the Blind is to provide students with visual impairments the skills and training necessary for them to reach their fullest potential in life. The School offers a full range of individualized special education services, supports, and resources to allow students to grow and maximize their independence. We place an emphasis on functional academics, skills in daily living, social interaction, fine and gross motor development, recreation and leisure, use of assistive technology, sensory efficiency, self-determination, as well as prevocational and work ready skills. We educate the whole child through a combination of developmental and functional strategies. All students are prepared for lives as respected adults.

Located in Bronx, New York, the Lavelle School for the Blind is a multi-cultural educational institution committed to teaching and training students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Founded in 1904, Lavelle School for the Blind was originally a Catholic institution, based on the Catholic tradition and the compassion and dedication of the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt. In 1942, Lavelle became one of several state-funded schools for the blind and deaf, supported by the New York State Education Department.

As a private, state approved and supported institution, Lavelle School for the Blind educates approximately 150 enrolled students annually from all five New York City boroughs as well as surrounding school districts outside of New York City. Students may enroll as early as age 3 and can continue until age 21.

The School offers three unique educational programs based on the needs of the students. The Preschool and Early Childhood Program is for students with disabilities ages 3-6, with or without visual impairments. The Life Skills Program is for students with visual impairments and moderate to severe cognitive disabilities ages 6-21. The REACH Program is for students with visual impairments and mild to moderate cognitive disabilities ages 6-21. (For more information about these programs, please look under the Programs and Services section of the website.)

All Lavelle students have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is designed to meet his/her specific needs and abilities. In all of our programs, students benefit from the experience and expertise of staff who focus on helping students develop and grow to the best of their ability. All classroom teachers hold a certification in special education, teacher of the visually impaired, and/or early childhood, depending on the educational program. These certified teachers along with qualified therapists collaborate on planning and implementing effective, individualized education programs. Talented and dedicated teacher aides and teacher assistants work closely with the classroom teachers to make sure students’ needs are met and to embed student goals into the curriculum and throughout the school day.

Services: Services for the Blind
Leviticus 25-23 Alternative Fund, Inc.
Agency Director: Greg Maher
Location: 220 White Plains Road Ste. 125 Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 914-606-9003
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Services: Financial Assistance
Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association
Agency Director: James Addison
Location: 1991 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10035
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LEFSA was founded in 1986 by Sr. Dorothy Gallant, SC and Sr. Teresa Skehan, RSM in order to create faith communities with people who are homeless. LEFSA fills a critical void for those in the city shelter system and on the street, who are offered a cot and perhaps a meal without the spiritual support necessary for climbing out of severe poverty. Since then, LEFSA has touched over 3,000 lives annually and continues to expand its care and programs. LEFSA is a ministry and a community, made up of people who have been there—many of our team members were formerly homeless and have now devoted their lives to helping others.

LEFSA’s Mission:
The mission of Life Experience and Faith Sharing Associates is to:

Extend the Reign of God by realizing and responding to our call to live as sisters and brothers with one another as responsible members of a global community;
Make a discernible commitment to work for liberation with people who are oppressed;
Stand in solidarity with people striving to create a more just society.

Services: Emergency Shelters
Lincoln Hall
Agency Director:
Location: US Route 202, Lincolndale, NY, 10540 Lincolndale, NY 10540
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Services: Dropout Prevention, Group Homes (Youth), Unaccompanied Minors
Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service
Location: 333 East 115th Street New York, New York 10029
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LSA Family Health Service has been operating in El Barrio / East Harlem since 1958. But our roots go back to 1891, when the first Little Sisters of the Assumption arrived here from Paris to nurse the “sick poor” in their own homes with respect and dignity.

Today, as a nonprofit agency, we proudly honor our mission, roots and our founders’ choice to value and respect diversity and the differences between us—including race, gender, religion, income, lifestyle or nation of origin.

Those first LSA visiting nurses saw themselves as catalysts for change in the lives of vulnerable families.They believed in what we now call social justice and empowerment, with health and well-being forming a cornerstone of strength, just as we still believe today.

Services: Early Childhood / Head Start, Food Pantry, Life Skills Training
Maria Droste Counseling Services
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Location: 171 Madison Avenue Suite 400 NY, NY 10016
Phone: 212-889-4042
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Services: Counseling, Counseling Services
Mercy Center, Inc.
Agency Director: Steve Stritch
Location: 377 East 145th Street Bronx, NY 10454
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In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center empowers women and their families in the South Bronx to liberate themselves from economic poverty. We promote their right to an improved quality of life by addressing the needs of the whole person, developing skills for healthy family living and economic advancement, and building a community of respect, hospitality, and non-violence.

Services: Case Management, Community Kitchen, English & Civics Classes, Legal Services, Out-of-School Time Activities, Summer Camps
Nazareth Housing, Inc.
Agency Director: Mary Kay Orr
Location: 519 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-777-1010
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Committed to the promotion of housing stability and economic independence among poor families and youth of New York City, through the provisions of: Transitional shelter, Homelessness prevention services, Self-sufficiency education, Supportive housing, Youth programming

Services: Affordable Housing, Emergency Shelters, Eviction Prevention, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry
New Hope Manor
Agency Director: Sarah Eilbacher
Location: 35 Hillside Road Barryville, NY 12719
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New Hope Manor, is an 820 residential substance abuse treatment program licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. We offer all-female, research-based, trauma informed care for women ages 13 and up, including those who are pregnant and those who would like to have their young children under 3 stay with them while they are in treatment.

Our Barryville, NY location offers services to those who need Stabilization and Rehabilitation. We offer Reintegration services in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Our caring staff helps women reclaim their lives regardless of their past treatment history. We offer strength-based services in a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment. Our program is designed to promote greater self-respect, self-worth, the ability to care for oneself, and improve family relationships.

Services: Addiction Services, Mother-Child Residences, Rehabilitation & Education
Newburgh Ministry
Agency Director: Colin Jarvis
Location: 9 Johnston Street PO Box 1449 Newburgh, NY 12551
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In 1983, five Catholic sisters from different local religious orders set up shop to simply listen to the needs of the people living in a city torn apart by race riots, homelessness, drugs, and relentless poverty. In time, the sisters learned how to navigate the systems and get people connected to the help they needed. Quickly, the Newburgh Ministry became known as the place to go without judgement or qualification.

Today, the Newburgh Ministry continues to thrive as a multicultural, grassroots organization serving the most basic needs of residents in the City of Newburgh.

Services: Community Centers, Emergency Shelters, Information & Referral, SNAP (Food Stamps)
One to One Learning
Agency Director: Cecilia LaPietra, OP
Location: 640 North Midland Avenue Upper Nyack, NY 10960
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One to One Learning, Inc. is a not-for profit, incorporated, outreach organization, founded by the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sparkill, New York. Our mission is to provide English classes and other supportive services for immigrants to empower them to reach their full potential and to lead meaningful lives in the communities in which they live.. At day and evening designated sites, the volunteer teachers and director take a holistic approach in assisting students to achieve their individual objectives through small learning groups. This format encourages interaction that leads to building bridges of understanding between persons of different cultures. The organization serves Latino, Haitian and other immigrants of Rockland County and its environs in many ways that improve the general welfare of individuals as well as the community.

Services: English & Civics Classes
Part of the Solution (POTS)
Agency Director: Christina Hanson
Location: 2759 Webster Ave, Bronx Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-220-4892
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Services: Case Management, Community Kitchen, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Information & Referral, Legal Services, Life Skills Training, Rent Assistance, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
Queen's Daughters Day Care Center
Agency Director: Krystal Valera
Location: 73 Buena Vista Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701
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At Queen’s Daughters Day Care Center, we pride ourselves on helping the Yonkers community. We accept childcare subsidies and we work with parents of all economic backgrounds to ensure our children will have bright futures.

We encourage our parents to engage with easy-to-implement learning activities with kids to enforce the teacher role in their lives.

Services: Early Childhood / Head Start
Religious Heart of the Sacred Mary (RSHM) Life Center
Agency Director: Susan Gardella
Location: 32-34 Beekman Avenue Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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The Mission of the RSHM LIFE Center is to welcome the needy, especially women and children, and to create with them a culture that nurtures human development.

The Center is a special place where people of all faiths and cultural traditions are welcome. Our goal is to empower individuals and families to work effectively for their own development and liberation. The LIFE Center fosters a sense of community, uniting neighbor with neighbor, providing opportunities for connection, education, enrichment, and empowerment.

Services: Dropout Prevention, Legal Services, Life Skills Training, Out-of-School Time Activities, Summer Camps
Sacred Heart Associates, LP
Agency Director: Richard O'Neill
Location: One Father Finain Sullivan Drive Yonkers, NY 10703
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Services: Senior Housing
Sacred Heart Residence
Agency Director: Esperanza Fernandez
Location: 432 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011
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Sacred Heart Residence for Women is administered by the Congregation of San Jose de la Montana. This Catholic order was founded by Blessed Petra de San Jose in 1881.

In New York City, our Residence provides temporary lodging to women 18 to 30 years old. Stays of longer than one month must be renewed at the end of each month. The Administration reserves the right to accept older women. Women under 18 must be accompanied by a mother or guardian (at least 25 years old) for the length of their stay.

Services: Temporary / Transitional Residences
San Jose Day Nursery
Agency Director: Trinidad Fernandez
Location: 430 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011
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San Jose Day Nursery has been a central part of children’s and families’ lives for almost 100 years. We are a Catholic preschool and nursery and are located in the heart of beautiful Chelsea in New York City. At San Jose Day Nursery, we offer a loving, educational, and joyful environment for children ages one through five. We follow our founders’ mission to help children by providing educational services to support a community of working families.

We design curricular programs based upon students’ interests and the latest research on early childhood development. Our programs promote development of learning and thinking skills, curiosity, and creativity while exploring new concepts in authentic and engaging ways.

We believe that families are a crucial component of each child’s education. We encourage family engagement and participation throughout the year through various educational and cultural activities.

Our diverse team represents various languages and backgrounds from around the world. Most teachers are bilingual in English and in Spanish. All are passionate about providing an enriching, multicultural learning experience.

At San Jose Day Nursery, we provide a strong foundation that will set our students up for success in their educational careers.

Services: Day Care Programs
Seton House
Agency Director: Selina Nicholas
Location: 1991 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10035
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s Sisters of Charity, we strive to reveal the Father’s love to the poor and to be a healing presence in their lives.

To provide for those immersed in or at risk of homelessness, we operate two supportive permanent residences and one transitional housing program.

We also help residents achieve self-sufficiency and help open the door for further opportunities, such as education and employment, to contribute to permanent change for the families we serve and our community.

Services: Affordable Housing
St. Agnes Residence
Agency Director: Uyen Tran
Location: 237 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023
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t. Agnes Residence, conducted by the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity, provides a temporary home for young professional women and students.

Being in the heart of New York City, our residence offers a home and the chance to experience and escape the hustle and bustling streets of this city. Saint Agnes Residence can be easily reached by bus, subway or taxi, there are several churches, shopping facilities, educational and recreational centers nearby.

We are a ministry of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception and we are open to women of all faiths and national origins. With approximately 100 women who now reside at St Agnes, these women represent all countries, cultures and religious beliefs. St Agnes offers a wonderful and safe living space for a transitional period.

Services: Affordable Housing
St. Anthony's Shelter for Renewal
Agency Director: Louis Leonelli
Location: 410 East 156th Street Bronx, NY 10455
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Saint Anthony Shelter for Renewal is a private, non-profit overnight shelter in the South Bronx for men who are over 18 years of age and clean of drugs and alcohol. Our newly renovated six-story facility houses 30 guests. Guests can stay for up to 6 months, during which they are provided with an individual room, showers, dinner and breakfast.

What sets us apart from other city shelters is our focus on “Renewal.” We seek to empower men to recover from substance abuse issues and other personal crises through a small, structured, communal environment with individual attention and a focus on personal responsibility. We provide men with more than just a bed – we offer them the guidance they need to rebuild their life.

St. Anthony’s is one of the primary apostolates of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a Roman Catholic religious order active in New York City. As such, we also provide a wealth of spiritual resources while respecting a guest’s freedom of conscience – guests of any or no faith are welcome to stay with us.

Services: Emergency Shelters
St. Dominic's Family Services
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Location: 500 Western Highway Blauvelt, NY 10913
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Services: Case Management, Child Welfare Preventive Services, Early Intervention / Special Education, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
St. Francis Counseling Center
Agency Director: Joseph Cavoto
Location: 135 West 31st Street New York, NY 10001
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Services: Counseling, Counseling Services
St. Francis Residence
Agency Director: Stephen Mimough
Location: 135 West 31st Street New York, NY 10001
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St Francis Friends of the Poor was established to offer permanent housing with supportive services to homeless men and women with histories of chronic mental illness.

Services: Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery
Agency Director: Mary E. Larkin
Location: 240 East 84th Street New York, NY 10028
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St. Ignatius Loyola Preschool is a nurturing environment where faith, love, and knowledge form the cornerstones of our school. With guidance from our staff, we create a safe environment for our students to learn, play and explore while developing a strong sense of self, an abiding respect for others, and lifelong love of learning. The skills the children develop at our school will help them advance to and succeed at their next educational institution.

Services: Early Childhood / Head Start
St. Joseph's Immigrant Home
Agency Director: Uyen Tran
Location: 425 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
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Saint Joseph’s Home is a short term residence for woman who are working in New York City and/or attending school or internship programs.

Being in the heart of New York City, Saint Joseph’s can be easily reached by bus, subway or taxi, from railroad stations, airline terminals and other points. There are several churches, shopping facilities, educational and recreational centers nearby.

Services: Temporary / Transitional Residences
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf
Agency Director: Debra Arles
Location: 1000 Hutchinson River Parkway Bronx, NY 10465
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St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf will maximize the potential of each student and foster competence in literacy, critical thought, citizenship and personal independence through educational experiences that are purposeful, equitable and engaging.

Services: Services for the Deaf
St. Mary's Residence
Agency Director: Almaisa Brito
Location: 225 East 72nd Street New York, NY 10021
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Our mission at St. Mary’s Residence, is to provide housing accommodation at below market rental rates to women regardless of race or religious beliefs. Women continuing their education, beginning their professional careers, or interning in New York City, are accepted.

Services: Affordable Housing
The Dwelling Place of New York
Agency Director: Deborah Pollack
Location: 409 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018
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The Dwelling Place of NY, a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, is a privately-funded 15 bed transitional residence for homeless women located in Midtown Manhattan. At the time of its founding, Sister Nancy Chiarello and four other members of the Allegany Franciscans were nurses working at St. Clare’s Hospital in Manhattan. From their apartment nearby the hospital they would see homeless women searching through their garbage cans looking for food. This heartbreaking scene compelled the sisters to ask their congregation for approval to open a shelter for homeless women who were becoming more numerous and visible in the Times Square/Midtown area. With the support of their congregation and Cardinal Cooke, the archdiocesan building located at 409 W. 40th Street became “home” for many women beginning in October of 1977.

The ministry of The Dwelling Place has evolved over the years to meet the ever changing face of homelessness. Yet its mission remains steadfast, to offer safe shelter and individualized care, support, and guidance to homeless women as they build a sustainable, self-supported life-style.

Members of several other religious congregations continue to serve alongside the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany at The Dwelling Place in response to the needs of homeless women and to advocate for compassionate and just services for the most vulnerable in our society.

Services: Emergency Shelters, Information & Referral
The Leo House
Agency Director: Ashley Bryant
Location: 332 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
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The Leo House is a nonprofit Catholic guesthouse dedicated to offering affordable and temporary accommodations. People of all faiths are welcome and we host a variety of guests including clergy and religious, persons visiting the sick, students, and travelers from the United States and abroad. Many of our guests come from foreign countries. Originally established and based in the Battery Park area of New York in 1889 by papal certification by Pope Leo XIII, The Leo House moved in 1926 to 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, one of the liveliest and safest neighborhoods in New York City.

The Board of Directors, The Leo House staff, and I invite you to visit with us and enjoy the wonders of New York City at a reasonable cost.

Services: Temporary / Transitional Residences
The New York Foundling
Agency Director:
Location: 590 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-633-9300
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Services: Case Management, Child Welfare Preventive Services, Dropout Prevention, Early Childhood / Head Start, Foster Care, Job Readiness & Placement, Out-of-School Time Activities, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
Tolentine-Zeiser Community Life Center
Agency Director: Margaret McDermott
Location: 2345 University Avenue Bronx, NY 10468
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Over 30 years ago, the Tolentine-Zeiser CLC began with programs for Senior Citizens in the area. Over the years, the needs grew, and so did our programs. Today, we provide services to approximately 2,000 people every year. Many of our clients pay what little they can for services. However, state and local funding, as well as grants and donations from people like you allow us to provide for the men, women and children in our neighborhood who are most at need. Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center provides affordable child care, homeless, HIV/AIDS, and immigrant services for over two thousand Bronx residents.

Services: Community Centers, Day Care Programs, Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
Vista on 5th
Agency Director: Nicole Atanasio
Location: 261 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
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Our assisted living apartments reflect the essence of New York City. In an era when senior life is too often split between the gated and impersonal, Vista on 5th celebrates bridges between socioeconomic groups, a community of individuals, and attentive care.

Vista on 5th is the place where independence is supported by attentive care, and senior citizens are celebrated through vibrant living. We can do this because of the attention we give to each resident’s voice within a community reflective of the remarkable mosaic that is New York City.

The staff at Vista on 5th listens to residents and provides the support residents need to live like New Yorkers. We offer a beautiful space adjacent to Central Park for seniors to live in the great vital stream that is the city — not just in New York, but as New Yorkers while receiving the care and support they need to remain safe and healthy. At the Center, seniors live the active lives New Yorkers are accustomed to while surrounded by people committed to their safety, well-being, and fulfillment.

Services: Senior Housing
Xavier Misson
Agency Director: Cassandra Agredo
Location: 55 W. 15th Street New York, NY 10011
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Xavier Mission is a FOR-IMPACT organization providing basic services as well as opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. We prefer the term “for-impact” rather than “non-profit”, as we would rather be defined by what we DO than what we don’t do.

Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered our guests with dignity and respect. We operate six community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times.

Each individual program provides an opportunity for our guests to take a step towards achieving safety, stability, and self-sufficiency, and works in collaboration with our other programs to offer holistic care and support.

Services: Community Kitchen, Emergency Shelters, Financial Assistance, Food Pantry, Life Skills Training, Rent Assistance
Xavier Society for the Blind
Agency Director: Malachy Fallon
Location: 248 W. 35th Street Ste. 1502 New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-473-7800
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Founded in 1900, the Xavier Society for the Blind is a Jesuit directed apotolate located on East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Xavier Society serves nearly 10,000 blind, deaf-blind, visually impaired and print-disabled persons in the United States and Canada. Xavier Society for the Blind provides free Catholic spiritual and inspirational reading materials and lending library services in Braille, large print and audio CD formats. The Xavier Society maintains a staff that includes a Director and 11 full time staff.

Services: Services for the Blind
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
Agency Director: David Shuffler
Location: 1384 Stratford Avenue Bronx, NY 10472
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Guided by a prophetic faith, YMPJ’s purpose is to transform both the people and the physical infrastructure of blighted South Bronx neighborhoods and change the systems that negatively impact them. Founded in 1994, the mission of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice (YMPJ) is to rebuild the neighborhoods of Bronx River and Soundview/Bruckner in the South Bronx by preparing young people to become prophetic voices for peace and justice. We accomplish this through political education, spiritual formation, and youth and community development and organizing.

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) has as its goal the leadership development and formation of young people for a life of peace and justice. We have found that the key to a successful youth development program is to be able to engage youth and inspire them to leadership through civic participation, while remaining attentive to their multiple developmental needs. Our goal for youth leadership is that it be geared towards civic engagement.

Services: Benefits & Entitlements Assistance, Community Centers, Financial Assistance, Legal Services
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