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Grieving Dad’s Loss; Fearing Mom will Die as Well; Teen Reaches Out to “Big Brother”

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities’ Latest Profile in The New York Times

"Providencia Vanderpool was reminiscing with her youngest son about his father when suddenly the boy’s words alarmed her, " writes New York Times reporter John Otis about a teen served by Catholic Charities NY affiliate Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers in this New York Times Neediest Case profile published today, October 31, 2017.

Paul Ryan Preps for Al Smith Dinner with Tour of NY Foundling

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Dinner Raises Funds for Children in Need

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined Cardinal Dolan for a tour of Catholic Charities affiliate, the New York Foundling, before taking the stage at the Al Smith dinner in New York City on October 19.


NYN Media will honor 50 of New York’s most prominent and accomplished leaders in human services, health care, education and other nonprofits over the age of 50 who continue to make a positive impact on New York through their achievements, leadership abilities, philanthropic efforts, and dedication to the betterment of the State!

Jashua Valentín woke up to his mother’s anguished cries. She usually helped him navigate his one-hour trip to elementary school in the Bronx, but on this day she sent Jashua, then 9, alone. The man who had been like a father to him was lying next to her, not moving.

Jashua’s mother, Herodidta Valentín Martínez, remembers that April morning in 2016 well. It was her partner’s first in a series of strokes that took away a little more of him each time.

We Built a Playground!

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Fanny Gomez  |  Share

Volunteers Create Fun Space for Children with Special Needs


By Fanny Gomez

Catholic Charities Social Media Specialist


Inside Look at Closing Riker’s Island/Prison Reform

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Entrance to Riker's Island