Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services Honored for Service

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Congratulations to Beatriz Diaz Taveras, our executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services New York, for the well-earned honor - third in the past three years! – for exemplary service to the New York community.

Just last Thursday,...

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Catholic Charities Works to Reduce Homelessness by 20%

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities USA announced an ambitious plan to reduce chronic homelessness by 20% in five US cities. The goal is to reduce chronic homelessness -- those whose homlessness has caused them to live on the street for more than a year -- by...

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New York City Deportations Soar Under Trump Immigration Crackdown

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Deportation of New York City’s undocumented immigrants, especially among individuals with no criminal record, soared 150% during the past two years. The actions threaten to disrupt life in a city where officials say many of the estimated 400,000...

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Catholic Charities New York and Guild for the Blind Aid Shop Owner Recover from Government Shutdown

02/27/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Kamil’s Café, located in the Varick Street Immigration Court in Manhattan, has been in business for over 18 years. However, the recent government shutdown almost put an end to all that. The proprietor Kamil is blind and when faced with 34 days of lost income...

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Estate Planning: Simple Steps Everyone Can Follow

02/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities New York: From estate planning, wills and trusts, The Ladies of Charity, part of the Catholic Charities of New York family, share their tip for financial planning.  

Snacking on salmon tea sandwiches and freshly baked cookies, 40...

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More than 1,300 Homeless Live in Staten Island: New York City Officials Explain the Numbers

02/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

silive: New York City plans to establish new Staten Island homeless shelters that aim to house more than 1,300 homeless Staten Islanders in their home borough leaving some SI officials and civic leaders asking: How can we be sure that the number of Staten...

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Catholic Organizations Scrutinize What Works Best in Fighting Poverty

02/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


(Credit: CNS photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, Reuters. Featured in Crux Now)

Crux Now: According to the Federal Government, there are 37.9 million Americans living in poverty. This means that one of every eight Americans is poor. Only a small number of...

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Catholic Charities New York Heads Up Opioid Crisis Panel

02/20/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities New York: Shannon Kelly, COO of Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, an agency of Catholic Charites of New York, moderated the Opioid Crisis panel at the 48th Annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto...

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Check Out Our Top 6 Volunteer Opportunities to Help Immigrants in New York

02/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

As a premier provider of services in New York, Catholic Charities offers the best volunteer opportunities tailored just for you. Choose from our Top 6 Volunteer opportunities for February 2019. Feel free to also take a look at our other Catholic...

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Award-Winning Catholic Charities Nun: What I do is no Different than What you do

02/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters, appears in CatholicPhilly

Honored for her work with immigrants at the Texas border, Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, received the Sister...

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Clock Ticking for No-Cost Preschool Assistance for NYC Children

02/13/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your 3 and 4-year-old children in New York City’s free Pre-K programs. Remember, your immigrant status is not a factor in taking part in these educational benefits. If you need assistance filling out your application,...

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'Sleeping in the Arms of the Lord': Homeless Count 2019

02/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Lori Davis-West, a Catholic Charities consultant and HOPE count volunteer, said that when she asked men and women she met in her assigned area, Murray Hill in Manhattan, if they had a place to sleep, most, plagued by their own inner demons or external...

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NYC Man's 'Super Soul Party' Helps Homeless Enjoy Big Game

02/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK — Meir Kay spotted a homeless man on the street about two years ago who was holding an unusual sign. He didn't need food or drink, it said — he felt invisible and just wanted someone to talk to. Kay turned that impromptu invitation into an annual...

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Trump Administration Says Reuniting All Migrant Children With Families May Be Impossible

02/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

A report filed by an internal watchdog released last month claims that thousands more children have been separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border than the 2,737 listed by the government. Anthony Enriquez, director of the unaccompanied...

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New CCNY Website Connects Pro Bono Lawyers with Immigrants in Need of Help

02/06/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

 

Free legal services for low-income, vulnerable immigrants multiplied dramatically thanks to a groundbreaking initiative, CatholicCharitiesNYProBono.org. This cutting-edge statewide program launched by Catholic...

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NYS Liberty Defense Project and Catholic Charities of New York Launch Statewide Pro Bono Project

02/06/2019  |  Press Releases  |  Share

February 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact:
CCCS: Paul Costiglio
Paul.Costiglio@archny.org
646-794-2240

LDP: Lee Park
Lee.Park@dos.ny.gov
518-486-9844

NYS LIBERTY DEFENSE PROJECT & CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NEW YORK LAUNCH STATEWIDE PRO BONO PROJECT TO EXPAND LEGAL SERVICES FOR...

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