Working remotely, Catholic Charities continues to serve immigrants. Calls on New Yorkers to include all immigrants in COVID-19 assistance

03/30/2020  |  Public Statements  |  Share

Catholic Charities remains committed to serving all immigrants in this critical period, and is doing so.  Our helplines and dedicated staff are operating remotely to provide help to the fullest extent possible.  We call on our New York public and private partners to continue our New York tradition of including all immigrants in any Corona...

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Help Catholic Charities Provide Emergency Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

03/20/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique challenge for our community, one with many uncertainties. Please help us continue to serve our neighbors most at risk during this crisis.

From 9/11 to Superstorm Sandy, Catholic Charities of New...

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Lent & Spring 2020 – Predictably Repeating?

03/19/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Lent – predictably brings penance & Springtime every year.  Really!  There is nothing predictable about Lent and Spring, 2020.  COVID-19 has struck our world.  Check out the map – only the penguins seem to have escaped – at...

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Special Statement from Monsignor Kevin Sullivan: COVID-19

03/15/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sunday, March 15, 2020.

“I commend the staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities federation of agencies and programs, who in the midst of this ongoing crisis, continue to provide critically needed services to vulnerable New Yorkers.  The needs...

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St. Augustine’s Food Pantry: Feeding Our Neighbors and Building Community

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Alice Garbarini Hurley and John-Mark de Palma

Look around. You may not see them, as you fill your grocery cart or wait for an extra-large latte, but more than 20 percent of our New York City neighbors have difficulty affording food. 

Families...

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Alianza: A Safety Net for Homeless Students

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

NOTE: the original article below was drafted and edited by Alice Hurley and John Mark de Palma. This version was edited by Jim Sliney Jr.

By Alice Garbarini Hurley, John Mark de Palma, Jim Sliney Jr.

You generally can’t pick out the...

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Not at Midnight, No Running Required

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

It’s called the “Midnight Run,” but it’s finished by 7:30 p.m., and you don’t need to bring your sneakers.

Despite what the name suggests, the Midnight Run is the flagship volunteer event of the Catholic Charities Junior Board--no running...

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Mario Russell – Out in the Desert, Part 2

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Intake Center in Tijuana, MX 

By Jim Sliney Jr 

When Mario Russell, Director of Immigration and Refugee Services for Catholic Charities of New York, traveled to the US/Mexico border he got an eye-opening sense of the current status of immigration...

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The Simple Gift of Clean Clothes for School Kids

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

There is an elementary school in Washington Heights in New York City, that has an unfortunate distinction. Nearly one quarter of all of its students are not in permanent homes - they live in shelters or overcrowded residences.

Such a number is shocking,...

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Almost Invisible, Except for One Cold Night in January

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Dan Carinci

A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE 2020 HOPE COUNT

If you asked someone for the ideal way to spend a Monday evening in January, canvassing the streets to estimate the number of homeless people in New York would not be a common answer. Yet hundreds of volunteers did...

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Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

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