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On Sept. 27, Teresa Santiago, a Hispanic media and community consultant for archdiocesan Catholic Charities, gratefully learned that her 99-year-old grandmother was OK in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

The next day, Ms. Santiago, a New York-born daughter of Puerto Rican parents, played a leading role during a relief-effort news conference at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan.

Beacon of Hope Christmas Party

Catholic Charities Community Services Beacon of Hope House operates residences and a day program in Staten Island and the Bronx for approximately 400 individuals for persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

We are looking for compassionate volunteers to assist staff during our annual Christmas party. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Assist with set-up and break down

  • Serve food and drinks

  • Photograph groups and print and assemble photos into frames

  • Man and organize our raffle items


Hundreds of volunteers teamed up with our parent company Disney to build a new playground for preschoolers in the Bronx.

On Thursday, more than 200 volunteers from Astor Services for Children and Families and Disney joined organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Bronx community.

The KaBOOM! build took place at Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development on Dyre Avenue in Eastchester.

Prayers for Victims of Las Vegas Tragedy

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Donations to go directly to non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico



Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Teresa A. Santiago, Chairwoman, Comité Noviembre … Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Frank Garcia, President, National Association of Latino Chambers of Commerce

Anthony Peña, Board Member, National Supermarket Association

Inside Look at Closing Riker’s Island/Prison Reform

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Entrance to Riker's Island

Best Way for New Yorkers to Help Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Supports Empire State Relief & Recovery

Governor Cuomo Departs from New York to Puerto Rico to Provide Emergency Goods and Services at Official Request of Governor Ricardo Rosselló