100 Years of Providing Help & Creating Hope

Join Us in Celebrating our 100th Anniversary

As Catholic Charities embarks on a new century, we invite you, our generous supporters, partners and volunteers to celebrate and commemorate our 100 year legacy of providing help and creating hope. Take a look at our current events and opportunities to get involved.


About Our Centennial

A 100-Year Legacy of Services Touching Almost Every Human Need…

Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need by 

  • Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
  • Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
  • Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises
  • Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
  • Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

However, this caring work that seeks to uphold the dignity of each person in the likeness of God extends back to the 19th century with the founding of charitable agencies by religious communities, clergy and laity. Today Catholic Charities is a vibrant network of agencies, independent in their structure and organization yet united by a common vision of human dignity and responsibility for the most vulnerable of our New York neighbors. This network of agencies has evolved into our federation of 90 agencies

Catholic Charities helps those of all religions or no religion at all, and people of all nationalities. The common criteria among all those we help is: human need. 

Learn about our history

A New Century of Help & Hope

On January 29th, 2017 Catholic Charities kicked off its centennial celebration with a mass at St. Patricks Cathedral and a luncheon at NBC Studios with top political, business, labor leaders and partnering organizations.

Watch the view below to hear from Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, our Executive Director Monsignor Kevin Sullivan and local leaders and partners.


Our commitments for the next century:

"A Deepened Commitment to the
next Century of Help & Hope"
  • Strengthening New York’s Families & Children

  • Partnering to Build the Fabric of New York

This century Catholic Charities will recommit to providing basic human services that are efficient, effective, accountable and caring; as well as being a valued partner in building the fabric of New York that lends a hand to neighbors in need.

 Learn about our 12 key initiatives intended to support our neighbors in need by reading "A Deepened Commitment to the next Century of Help & Hope  in the  21st Century"



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