Catholic Charities ‘Adopt-a-Family’ Program Underway - Hudson Valley News Network

10/27/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – Thanks to the generosity of donors, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) helps make the Christmas season a little brighter each year for the children and families it serves through the annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ gift program.

Now in its eighth year, the not-for-profit human service agency matches families...

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Catholic Youth Organization honors 2015 'Shining Star' recipients - Staten Island Advance

10/26/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Catholic Charities Catholic Youth Organization honored 43 students and three adults Saturday at its annual "Shining Stars" Awards Brunch at the Excelsior Grand in New Dorp.

Adult honorees included Stacie O'Brien, an instructional specialist for the Staten Island Catholic School Region; Sister...

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After a Border Crossing, a Joyous Haven in the South Bronx - New York Times

10/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Joy boomed from the speaker on the reception desk, the irrepressible rhythm of reggaeton transforming the waiting room of a South Bronx medical clinic
into a late-afternoon Zumba class.

Teenagers from Honduras and Guatemala were shimmying to the beat, their workout part of an unusual form of therapy for many who had endured...

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Catholic Charities to Bring Back Goshen Holiday House Tour - Hudson Valley News Network (HVNN)

10/22/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – It is with great excitement that Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the Holiday House Tour in Goshen this Christmas season.

On Saturday, December 5, eight private homes in the greater Goshen area will open their doors to visitors to show off their holiday...

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Terra Firma: An Innovative Medical-Legal Partnership Supporting Unaccompanied Minors In The Bronx

10/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Brett Stark, an attorney for Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, contacted a local clinic to arrange for vaccinations so that his young client could enroll in school. Like many unaccompanied children, his client needed more than just legal help. The clinic staff member scheduled the appointment, but added that...

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Green Design Has More Impact When Local Residents Are Involved in the Planning Process - Earth Island Journal

10/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

As cities add rain gardens and bioswales and sidewalk trees, they find involving the public ensures good stewardship

Raindrops are falling slow and heavy on the concrete walkways, children’s playgrounds, and brick, V-shaped apartment buildings of the Bronx River Houses, one of New York City’s largest housing projects. But today’s rain...

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Newburgh girl chosen to meet with Pope Francis in East Harlem - Times Herald Record

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH – When the call came, Citlaly Garcia answered with a resounding yes.

It was Tuesday when Yliana Hernandez, principal of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy in the City of Newburgh, asked the eighth-grader if she wanted to join other schoolchildren at a special meeting with Pope Francis.

“I was surprised because I...

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Archdiocese to Provide 150 Beds for City’s Homeless Initiative - Catholic New York

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Ron Lajoie

Mindful of Pope Francis’ imminent arrival in New York City, Cardinal Dolan and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a joint partnership Sept. 23 that will see the archdiocese work with the city to provide up to 150 beds and social services for people sleeping on city streets.

“Pope Francis is calling us all to action,” de...

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