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Finding Help to Take Her Next Steps

11/23/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Moving beyond challenges at home, this New Yorker sought assistance to reach her goals.

Denisha Smith found a job out of state. Then she needed help to move.Credit...Andrew Mangum for The New York Times

By Alex Lemonides, The...

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#GivingTuesday 2020: December 1st

11/23/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner. Here are reasons why we need your help.

By William Mooney Sloneker

On December 1st, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday—the international day of giving intended to raise awareness and...

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The Legacy of A Saint For Our Time: Dorothy Day 40 Years Later

11/23/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

“The most important, interesting, and  influential figure in the history of American Catholicism.” – David O’Brien

By George Horton and Mary Kate Skehan

Dorothy Day famously said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed...

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Even When Public School Buildings Are Temporarily Closed, Free Grab-And-Go Meals Are Available

11/19/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Starting November 19, 2020, The New York City Department of Education and the Mayor’s Office want New Yorkers to know that the grab-and-go free meal program for students, families and community members is still in operation while New York City Public Schools...

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USCCB 2020 Election Statement

11/10/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

President of U.S. Bishop' Conference Issues Statement on 2020 Presidential Election

By Public Affairs Office, USCCB

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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The Pandemic Brought Loss. Now They’re Behind on Rent

10/19/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Maricruz Criollo with her family in Jackson Heights, Queens.Credit // Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for The New York Times

By Emily Palmer, The New York Times 

In March, Ms. Criollo, a 48-year-old widow who supports three children at home as...

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Over One Million Meals Distributed To New Yorkers in Need

10/15/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities' workers prepare grab and go food bags for the local Bronx Community. // Johnny Zhang

The millionth meal, which represents a 250% increase over the same period in 2019, was a cause for both celebration and sorrow. Cardinal Dolan...

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NYC Cut 40,000 Youth Jobs When They Were Needed Most

10/09/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Laisha Gonzalez with her family // Benjamin Norman 

By David Gonzalez, The New York Times 

Photograph by Benjamin Norman

Sept. 4, 2020

When Laisha Gonzalez de Peña landed an office job at a Washington...

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Bronx Community Advocate Making a Difference

10/09/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Every day, Paola Martinez is fighting against evictions, bridging the digital divide for kids and tackling food insecurity in one Bronx development. / Pix11

By: Monica Morales, Pix11 

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 08, 2020 and last updated 7:50 PM...

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In a Year Like No Other, a ‘Historic Crisis’ of Need

10/09/2020  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

When Times readers heard the call of The Neediest Cases Fund’s annual campaign, they gave. And when a pandemic took hold, they gave again.

Destinee Gonzalez-Gil and her brother. // Sahsa Masvlov, The New York Times 

By Sara Aridi and ...

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Rent Relief in Dutchess County

07/23/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

  • One-time Rent Subsidy available for low-income County Residents to Apply

  • Dutchess County Partners with Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County to Provide Support During Application Process for Those in Need


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What it Means to Be Part of a Community: The Undocumented Heroes of Westchester

07/16/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

When Volunteers Were In Short Supply, Day Laborers Came Together To Help

Volunteers at St. Rosa Lima Church // Bridget Hagerty 

By Jim Sliney Jr

If you read, “We all Need Food and Shelter, but Eviction Makes that Difficult,”  then you...

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A New Shape and Size for the Summer Youth Employment Programs

07/16/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

  • Summer Youth Employment Rebranded As SYEP Summer Bridge 2020

  • 75,000 SYEP Positions Reduced To 35,000 Positions

By Jim Sliney Jr

Back in June, Catholic Charities...

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We all Need Food and Shelter, but Eviction Makes that Difficult

07/16/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

  • Eviction Cases On The Rise From 40 To 350 A Month At Westchester Catholic Charities

  • Over 1,000 People A Week Seek Food Assistance At Catholic Charities Pantries

Catholic Charities of New York serves those in need...

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Can You Fit a School in a Single Bag? Yes, You Can

07/09/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

At the Kennedy Children’s Center in Harlem, they take education very seriously. They also take safety very seriously. So, the kids will not be able to attend Summer classes at Kennedy Children’s Center (KCC). But that doesn’t mean KCC is...

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