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Father Eric Cruz went through seminary and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Yet his most valuable education for his role as Bronx regional coordinator for Catholic Charities could well be the knowledge that but for the grace of God, he could need...
People With Disabilities
Kate Crohan is blind. She is also a woman of deep faith. A resident of Massachusetts, Kate sings in her church choir, lectors during masses, and serves on its parish council. Kate is a teacher with degrees in sociology and anthropology working with the visually impaired at the Perkins School for...
People With Disabilities
“I hope this message will reach whoever should hear this great work/ kindness one of your employees had shown.” My family and I were in Hannaford’s supermarket over the weekend and my daughter which is 7 has several issues two are sensory and Autism. Your employee saw...
People With Disabilities
The Catholic Guardian Services (an agency in the Catholic Charities of New York family) has provided…correction…STILL provides vital services to underserved families and people with special needs of New York City. They are a frontline human services organization, so while Coronavirus has added challenges to the delivery of those services it can’t...
People With Disabilities
“Our staff has been exemplary.” That is what Mary Sontheimer, executive director of Cardinal Hayes Home asserted when I asked how they were holding up under Covid-19. As an organization, Cardinal Hayes Home for Children, has temporarily stopped taking new admissions, and for good reason. The Cardinal Hayes Home in Millbrook,...
People With Disabilities
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 Journey Home will be taking mental health services to the homeless rather than hoping the homeless will come...
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