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The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center is as Much a Part of Harlem as Harlem is a Part of The Center

02/18/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

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Children at the Kennedy Center Learning Lab. Photo: Johnny Zhang for Catholic Charities of New York

Deacon Rodney Beckford shares the importance of the Kennedy Center 

By Jim Sliney Jr...

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What Does the New Administration Mean for Immigrants and Refugees?

02/18/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

Information Updated as of 2/18/2021

A new administration brings hope for meaningful reforms to immigration laws and policies. But notarios and predatory attorneys often take advantage of that hope by claiming to assist noncitizens pursue permanent relief, like a Green Card.  It is important to have accurate and updated information. ...

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

02/12/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

“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 daughter which is 7 has several issues two are sensory...

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How the Catholic Charities of New York Helpline Became a Lifeline

02/11/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share


Catholic Charities volunteers provided our neighbors with over 1 million meals throughout 2020  // Carmen Gonzalez

By Jim Sliney Jr. 

In 2019, Catholic Charities of New York received over 15,500 calls to their Helpline. In 2020, that number...

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“Goods For Good” And Greeting Cards For The Elderly & Homebound

02/04/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share


Catholic Charities volunteers collect and distribute much needed supplies to the communities // Caroline Hennessy 

By Jim Sliney Jr

The Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center (a vital part of Catholic Charities Community Services) is hosting...

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New York State COVID Rent Relief Extension Program

01/25/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York State COVID Rent Relief Program Eligibility

Application period is open until February 1, 2021.

WHAT IS THE COVID RENT RELIEF EXTENSION PROGRAM?

The Rent Relief Program assists low-income households experiencing an...

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‘I Know I’m Not Alone’: The Importance of Mentors Right Now

01/25/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

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Ansh, left, and his mentor, Jared Stankowski, at lunch in Astoria, Queens.
“People are out there to help you,” Ansh said.Credit.
Sarah Blesener for The New York Timesaption

By Alix Strauss

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Special Statement On President Joseph Biden's Immigration Reforms

01/22/2021  |  Public Statements  |  Share

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A Special Statement on the Recent Changes to the Immigration Process

For 100 years, Catholic Charities has provided help, hope, and even a home to immigrants and refugees. Now, we...

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Catholic Charities of NY's Volunteer Spotlight:

01/20/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share

Meet Boukary Ouedraogo!

Boukary is a volunteer interning at The Catholic Charities Community Services Refugee Resettlement Department, helping refugees and asylees like himself create resumes, apply for...

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Cancer Cost Him a Kidney. The Pandemic Delayed A Transplant.

01/19/2021  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share


When Robert Sanchez needed dialysis, he had to be cautious about travel for treatment.Credit...Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

New Yorkers with medical issues faced additional burdens in lockdown, balancing protecting...

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Accustomed To Helping Others, They Now Find Themselves In Need

01/19/2021  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Manny Rosario receives a delivery of food
Manuel Rosario, 85, was a volunteer at a New York City food bank for two decades.
Credit: Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

 In pandemic’s grip, concerns about food insecurity are...

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Statement On The Attacks Against Democracy

01/10/2021  |  Public Statements  |  Share

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, released the following statement in response to the attacks at the US Capitol. 

In light of the deeply troubling attacks upon our democracy this week, including the loss of human life, let us reflect upon Abraham Lincoln’s words toward the...

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Facing Challenges Brought By The Pandemic, Helping People And Communities.

01/08/2021  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

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Olga Rivera with her daughters Adela, left, and Martina.Credit...Joshua Bright for The New York Times

By Elisha Brown, Sara Aridi, Masha Goncharova and Remy Tumin

THE RIVERA FAMILY

Catholic...

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When Needs Are Acute, Going An Extra Mile At The Holidays

01/08/2021  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

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Erica Price for The New York Times

Gift drives via video conference. Deliveries from the food bank. Nonprofits adapted to continue providing for people in need.

By Amelia Nierenberg

In...

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Statement On The Attacks Against Democracy

01/07/2021  |  News Articles  |  Share


US Capital Building, Washington DC. // Photocredit: Christopher Ryan

In light of the attacks upon our democracy this week, let us reflect on the words of Abraham Lincoln, towards the end of the Civil War:

“With...

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