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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.

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.

How We House the Hardest-to-Help Homeless

Posted on December 18, 2017 by admin  |  Share

Sheltering Those Who Lived on the Streets for Years

By Jacqueline Victoria-Kline

Program Director


Jackie Victoria-Kline (R) decorates Holy Rosary
Shelter Christmas party tree

By Melanie Grayce West Dec. 17, 2017 3:39 p.m. ET

A few days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Jessica Torres, drove her car to the one passable highway, climbed a mountain to get mobile reception, borrowed a stranger’s phone and called her parents in Yonkers.

Between tears, she let them know that she and her 5-year-old son Manuel were safe, and all extended family were accounted for, too. But her home in the central town of Cayey was destroyed.

Her family had a message as well. “They told me, ‘You’re leaving,’ ” she recalled.

Like millions of others in Puerto Rico, Enid Rosa had her normal life washed away in September by Hurricane Maria. Her house in Rincón, a coastal city on the western edge of the island, was inundated. Outside, the flooding was even worse. “It was really bad,” Ms. Rosa said. “But it was scarier after the hurricane: No food. No water. All our basic utilities lost. It was really after the fact that it got scary.”

Huge Thanks to Our Christmas Elves !

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

AKA St. Nicholas Shopping Day Volunteers


Catholic Charities Trustee Bill Pruellage’s family volunteers for Shopping Day fun.

Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to our army of elves who banded with us at our St. Nicholas Shopping Days to handpick warm clothes, blankets and winter necessities for more than 4,000 people we serve! 

Special NYC Shelter Battles Surge of Homelessness Among Young Adults

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check Out the Latest in Catholic Charities New York Times Neediest Cases


Moussa Konate, 21

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Cardinal Timothy Dolan spread a little Christmas cheer Saturday, joining hundreds of volunteers to shop for less fortunate families.

With a list in hand, the Archbishop of New York set off to play Santa for the day.