The Glorious Achievement of Zipping Up a Sweatshirt - New York Times

11/25/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Jose Alvarez has trouble sleeping. It is the pain from his back injury. It is the stress of paying the bills. It is the worry that his daughter will never live a normal life.

Mr. Alvarez’s life changed in 2005, when a car backed into him on 24th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in Manhattan. Mr. Alvarez, now 63, was working as a...

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Stepping Out on Faith, a Blind Man Counts His Blessings - New York Times

11/22/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

His routine is the same every day.

Before going outside, Leroy Bracey recites Psalms 121, a daily reassurance that God is ever-present, protecting him wherever he goes.

Mr. Bracey has myopic degeneration, a congenital retinal condition that has worsened his vision with age, especially in recent years. Navigating New York City’s...

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Luxury cars take on turkey delivery in Westchester, NYC

11/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Car enthusiasts hold second annual turkey drive, with Catholic Charities Yonkers the first stop -- View this FIOS1 video story.

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Raising 5 Sons Alone, 3 With Autism, Takes a Toll on a Mother’s Body - New York Times

11/21/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Though Melissa Ferrer moved into her new home in July, she has refused to paint her sons’ bedroom walls blue. She does not dare get too comfortable, a symptom of her years of homelessness.

Ms. Ferrer, 33, is a single mother of five sons. All of them have spent portions of their childhoods in New York City’s shelter system. What made the...

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A Car Accident Throws a Productive Life Into Turmoil - New York Times

11/16/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Fresh from a promising meeting with a real estate agent, David Nublett was on his way to treat himself to a new pair of shoes when he started to walk across Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

That is the last thing he remembers.

Mr. Nublett later woke up in a state of delirium at a hospital. Tubes were inside him. A doctor was...

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Catholic Charities of New York to distribute over 800 Thanksgiving meals in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22

11/15/2016  |  Press Releases  |  Share

Catholic Charities of New York will be hosting their annual turkey distribution, providing over 800 Thanksgiving meals at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 am. Individuals and families in need will be welcomed at the Kennedy Center to receive turkeys and all the necessary trimmings for a...

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11/11/2016  |  Public Statements  |  Share

New York, NY – November 11, 2016 – “Catholic Charities has a long history of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating immigrants and refugees to their new home in the United States. Our efforts have reunited families, obtained authorizations for work, taught English and civics, resettled refugees and protected unaccompanied...

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Rhinebeck's Astor Services Spotlights Domestic Violence With Purple Ribbons

11/07/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Survivors of domestic violence have support this month in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck and the Bronx is holding a purple ribbon campaign in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence.

During the monthlong campaign, the...

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Poughkeepsie Runner Aims To Make Wall Fall At New York City Marathon

11/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Like many first-time marathoners, Poughkeepsie native Laura Betros slammed into “the wall” near the 20-mile mark at last year’s TCS New York City Marathon.

A day later, the Arlington High grad knew she needed to return to the race. On Sunday, the 25-year-old will step on the starting line in Staten Island with...

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