Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

A Parent’s Letter: Astor Services Staffer Aids Autistic Child While Grocery Shopping

“I hope this message will reach whoever should hear this great work/ kindness one of your employees had shown.”

My family and I were in Hannaford’s supermarket over the weekend and my...

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In a Year Like No Other, a ‘Historic Crisis’ of Need

When Times readers heard the call of The Neediest Cases Fund’s annual campaign, they gave. And when a pandemic took hold, they gave again.

Destinee Gonzalez-Gil and her...

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Catholic Guardian Services: Never Letting Our Guard Down

Catholic Guardian Services provides support to foster parents and children, including those with developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions // Sharon Mccutcheon...

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Adopta Un Abuelo: Compañía Virtual

Adopte un abuelo para hacerle compañía virtual

Telemundo 47 VIDEO

Un programa que le da alivio a aquellos ancianos que están encerrados y que se sienten solos en tiempos de pandemia. Adopte a un abuelo para darle compañía virtual a nuestros mayores.


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Motherhood in the time of COVID-19

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By Jennifer Gonzalez 


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Pandemic Adds Increasing Burdens on Immigrants Without Legal Status

Image: Catholic Charities New York

Article Reproduced with permission from...

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Taekwondo Gave 2 Children an Outlet. It Gave Their Mother a Break.

Frances Ramirez was juggling three jobs with her responsibilities as a single parent when she got help paying for her children’s lessons.

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times...

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New Opportunities for New Yorkers: Apply for Half-Priced MetroCards

By Jim Sliney Jr

On January 27, 2020, the Fair Fares NYC program begins accepting applications. The Fair Fares NYC...

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Looking back at 2019: St Nicholas to the Rescue

By Jim Sliney Jr.

On December 14th, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan could be found shopping at the Astor Place Kmart, along with a team of over 300 volunteers to buy warm clothing like...

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Mother and Daughter Find Hope Through Mentorship Program

Photo by Joshua Bright, The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

After years of raising her daughter, Nydia, on her own, Rita LaRosa sensed that Nydia needed another role model in her life,...

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