400 Volunteers Turn Out for MLK Day of Service at Kennedy Center in Harlem

01/29/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

“The wonderful work Martin inspired us to do”


Members of Alpha Kappa Sorority participated in MLK Day of serivce at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

January 20, was a holiday for public schools, federal...

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Success in Light of Setbacks in Puerto Rico

01/23/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

On January 7th 2020, Puerto Rico had the biggest of several earthquakes, a 6.4 magnitude (considered very strong). They have been hit several times and the loss of life and security is hard to measure, especially since they are not...

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Bringing Mental Health to the People

01/23/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr.

In New York City there is an important change underway in how mental health is received. Part of Mayor DeBlasio’s The Journey Home program to reduce street homelessness is increasing the availability of mobile mental health units. The...

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Longing for Stability After a Childhood Spent in Hospitals

01/22/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

A genetic disorder has dominated large portions of Silas Waller’s life. Getting to college at first required a wheelchair and two buses, but he was determined to get on a path to financial security.

Photo by Daniel Krieger, The New...

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Taekwondo Gave 2 Children an Outlet. It Gave Their Mother a Break.

01/22/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Frances Ramirez was juggling three jobs with her responsibilities as a single parent when she got help paying for her children’s lessons.

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times

By Rebecca Liebson, The New York Times 

Both ...

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The New York Times Neediest Cases Reporters Help Raise Millions

01/16/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Elisha Brown, right, and Sara Aridi were the lead writers for The Neediest Cases Fund this year. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY was one of the 7 participating agencies. Photo by Katie Van Syckle, The New York Times

By Katie Van Syckle...

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Volunteers from Catholic Charities of New York to Participate in 2020 HOPE Count

01/16/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

On Monday, January 27, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York staff and volunteers will join the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and hundreds of volunteers from around the metropolitan area to  canvass parks,...

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New Opportunities for New Yorkers: Apply for Half-Priced MetroCards

01/16/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

On January 27, 2020, the Fair Fares NYC program begins accepting applications. The Fair Fares NYC program helps low-income New Yorkers keep up with transportation costs by offering half-price MetroCards.

The Fair Fares...

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A New Year, A New Look At Refugee Resettlement

01/10/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

Immigration has been a potent issue in 2019 and 2020 promises no different. Federal policies continue to squeeze and crunch the infrastructure that supports lawful immigration and continually creates new legal challenges for...

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Readers’ Choice: The Top 5 Trending Catholic Charities New York Articles of 2019

01/10/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

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By Alice Garbarini Hurley and John-Mark de Palma

Looking back at 2019, it’s not hard to remember the struggles, turmoil and triumph of people across New York and the nation. We saw a lot of thoughtful debate,...

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From Homelessness to a Life of Giving Back

01/09/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Photo by Michelle V. Agins, The New York TImes 

By Sara Aridi 

Rosella Tedesco is one of millions of Americans whose life was upended by the Great Recession. In 2009, she lost her job as a secretary for an insurance adjuster in...

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Earthquake Aid: Catholic Charities Responds to Call for Help from Puerto Rico

01/07/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

You Are Not Alone: Your Donations Go Directly to Non-Profit Partners in Puerto Rico

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In response to Puerto Rico’s back-to-back earthquakes registering as high as magnitude 5.8 and 6.4, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese...

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