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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A Gathering of Catholic Charities Agencies

10/22/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share


L-R: Executive Director Of Catholic Charities NY Monsingor Kevin Sullivan, Daiana Castillio,  Tyneisha Fraser, James Addison, David Shuffler   

By Jim Sliney Jr

This October, the federation of agencies that make up the Catholic Charities of...

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Homeless in NYC: We Can Do Better

10/10/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Catherine Kirch 10/9/19

Those living on the streets face hunger, lack of shelter, and—especially as the weather continues to cool—freezing temperatures. Violence, especially in the past few weeks, is also a huge risk facing our homeless...

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Ask Us Questions about the Implications of Public Charge

10/10/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr 10/9/19

On October 15th the federal government’s changes to the definition of “public charge” are set to go into effect. Many are nervous and confused about how this impacts them or other loved ones trying to come to the United States...

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