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Adopt-A-Family: Bringing Cheer to New Yorkers in Need

11/26/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

While for many, the holiday season conjures images of cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa, and plentiful gifts, other families struggle to access basic winter necessities like hats, coats, and scarves.

The St. Nicholas Adopt-A-Family...

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Think Outside of the Shelter: Catholic Charities Confronts Homelessness

11/25/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

Catholic Charities USA has started a new experimental program to confront chronic homelessness in five cities across the country, including Detroit, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; and St...

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Thanksgiving Drive: Feeding Ourselves and Our Neighbors

11/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s both a time to reflect on all we are grateful for, and a time to come together to serve families and individuals who are in need. As a part of the annual Thanksgiving Drive, Chef Lidia...

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Meet Evelyn Marin

11/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

A New York Times Feature

Photo by Calla Kessler/The New York Times
 

By Elisha Brown, The New York Times 

Evelyn Marin learned she had pancreatic cancer after having operations to remove tumors from her brain and cysts from...

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Hope of the World: Catholic Youth Organization

11/12/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

The Catholic Youth Organization of New York (CYO) is a division of Catholic Charities Community Services that organizes extracurricular programs for young people in New York City and southern New York State. Through programming...

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Above and Beyond: Part of the Solution

11/12/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

Part of the Solution (POTS) is an organization and community that helps people living in poverty find and create self-sufficiency. Located in the Bronx, POTS is one of 90 agencies that make up the Catholic Charities of New York.

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Catholic Charities to Receive Funding from NY State

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

New York state is allocating $16.4 million to non-profit and government organizations that serve individuals and families facing homelessness. The goal of the annual funding is to help the current homeless population, as...

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Catholic Charities Calls on Supreme Court to Uphold DACA

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

On November 12th, the Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, commonly referred to as DACA. Along with over 35 other groups, a coalition of Catholic...

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The Reality of Domestic Violence in New York City

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

The office of City Comptroller Scott Singer released a study on Monday, November 4th, revealing the terrible reality that domestic violence survivors are showing up in large numbers at the homeless shelters operated by...

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Running Towards A Dream: Venezuelan Refugee Completes NYC Marathon

11/07/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


Raul Asención in green running the 2019 NYC Marathon 

By Catherine Kirch

Last Sunday, November 3rd, Raul Asención completed the New York City Marathon. A refugee from Venezuela, Asención raised $3,000 for Team Catholic Charities as a way...

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Youth in Foster Care: The Importance of Mentorship

10/31/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

For the first time in seven years, the number of children in the United States foster care system has decreased. According to new data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, there were 437,000...

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​Team Catholic Charities: Running for a Cause

10/31/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch

This Sunday, November 3rd, thousands of runners will flood the streets of New York City for the 2019 NYC Marathon. Last year’s marathon saw over 52,000 finishers from 129 countries, and this year even more runners are...

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Hope for the Homeless: Mental Health Initiatives are Under Review

10/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Catherine Kirch

On Friday, October 11th, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 30-day review of mental health services in New York City. This review is in direct response to recent events involving the homeless population.

Less than a...

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Mayor DeBlasio Stands with Catholic Charities on Public Charge Education

10/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

The “Public Charge” rule change is like a New York street hot dog – it keeps coming up. As the entire country waits to see if the administration’s change will take place, Catholic Charities of New York and the coalition who...

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Sesame Street shows how addiction affects families

10/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


Photo by Sesame Street 

by Catherine Kirch

Sesame Street recently revealed that one of its puppet characters is in foster care because her mother is in recovery for addiction. The character, Karli, joined the show in May, adding to a...

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