Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises


Hurricane Season: 10 Simple Steps for a Safe Emergency Plan

Posted on April 1, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends


As Hurricane Irma hurls towards Florida and Puerto Rico – just a week after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana -- many of us are left feeling vulnerable.

Disasters like these don’t plan ahead.  You can. 

Here are 10 simple steps you can take to plan for emergencies.

Bravery & Sacrifice: Profile of a Volunteer Extraordinaire

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Meet Rosendo Mejia

Searching for words to explain why he remained, then left, his impoverished Dominican Republic village more than a decade after his wife and children legally immigrated to the United States, all Rosendo Mejia could come up with was that someone had to stay to make things better. 

Urgent! We Need Your Help and Hope

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Last year was a year of devastation for so many of our brothers and sisters: hurricanes; evictions; lives and livelihoods swept away. But because of compassionate neighbors like you, it was also a year of great hope.

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Why Is This So Complicated?

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out from New ‘Women In Human Services Hall of Famer’ Gabriela Rosa

Gabriela Rosa accepts award with Catholic Charities Bronx Regional Coordinator Rev. Eric Cruz

Sisters Flee from Violence for Safety in the U.S.

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Disabled and Abused

Julia Cruz

Walking Dogs to Support Her Family

Abandoned by her husband, Juana Cruz tried to support her daughters, Julia and Estefany, with the only job she could find in their impoverished town of Chlatenango, El Salvador: walking people’s dogs.  But walking dogs for neighbors not much better off than she left her family with earnings so meager they did not have enough to eat.  

On This Journey, There Is Still Hope

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Sandy Strk  |  Share

My Chance to Find Hope

By Sandy Strk

Catholic Charities Marketing Manager

Sandy Strk, 4th from left, with fellow Catholic Charities New York staff.

The 82nd Annual CYO Club of Champions Tribute

Each year this annual event raises money to support the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). CYO serves tens of thousands of young people each year through athletic, social, spiritual and cultural activities and services. Funds raised at this annual dinner provide critical resources for our inner-city community centers, parish-based athletic programs, summer camps for disabled and minority youth, teen leadership and youth ministry programs.


Looking for Short-Term Professional Counseling in New York?

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out Catholic Charities Parish Counseling Network

Struggling with marital issues, parenting, elder care, job loss or bereavement?  Please take advantage of Catholic Charities affordable – yes; practically free – Parish Counseling Network. 

Life doesn’t have to be so hard 

Our Parish Counseling Network provides parishioners with short-term professional counseling at convenient locations throughout the Archdiocese of New York.

NYSBPL 47th Annual Legislative Conference

Join Catholic Charities at the NYS Association For Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. 47th Annual Legislative Conference (NYSBPL) in Albany, New York Feb. 16 – 18, 2018

Free & Low-Cost Respite Services for New York Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted on January 5, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities is Here for You

Feeling overwhelmed by balancing caring for your child with special needs, remembering who you were before this became your mission and keeping your family together?   At Catholic Charities NY we understand that caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities can be exhausting, isolating and overwhelming.  We also know caregivers do best when given support.