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As Government Pulls Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants

01/16/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

The number of migrant families in recent months has overwhelmed the government’s detention facilities, the Trump administration has drastically reduced its efforts to ensure the migrants’ safety after they are released. A large number of families are being released with nowhere to stay, no money, no food and no means of getting to friends and...

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Paul’s 4th Annual Winter Coat Drive Benefits Clients Served By Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland

01/14/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Paul’s 4th Annual Winter Coat Drive Benefits Clients Served By Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland Public’s Generosity Aids Effort To Keep Our Neighbors Warm with dozens of donations slated to benefit our homeless neighbors.

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The Right Supplies Make a World of Difference for Students in Need

09/17/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Being equipped with the right supplies makes it easier for students to achieve success in school. That’s why Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster was grateful to receive a generous donation of new school supplies from the parish of Most Precious Blood Church in Walden to share with students in need. 

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A Solution to the US Border Crisis? Treat Detained Migrants as Refugees

08/07/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Our existing refugee resettlement system can easily resettle migrants - and it is cheaper and more humane than detention

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Exit interview: Martha Robles leaving Rockland's Catholic Charities, helped those in 'terrible place'

08/02/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

To understand and appreciate Martha Robles — who retires this month after 12 years at the helm of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland — stroll through her “Community Garden of Love.

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Niño inmigrante de 4 años es reunificado con su padre

07/23/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Vestido con una camiseta azul decorada con los Monster Trucks, sus ojos café redondos y confiados, William, de 4 años, le da a su padre el sándwich de queso que se está comiendo en un comedor de la agencia Caridades Católicas del Bronx para que le quite los bordes del pan tal como a él le gusta. Al rato, cuando el sándwich ya va por la mitad,...

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Reuniting Separated Immigrant Families: Catholic Charities in the News

07/13/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

City Council members were told Thursday that 350 migrant children taken from their parents at the border were sent to the New York area, but that only 12 have been reunited with their families, all of them under the age of 5.

"Clarity is missing, process is missing and transparency is missing," said Mario Russell, Director of Catholic...

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Catholic Charities Statement on Reuniting Separated Children with their Parents

07/09/2018  |  Public Statements  |  Share

The court-established deadline for reuniting children separated from their parents by recent federal policy decisions has arrived. While it is positive that parents and children will be reunited, Catholic Charities is concerned these reunifications be done in a way that serves the best interests of the children and their parents.  Their...

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Thousands of kids ripped from their families, now what?

06/21/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Families will no longer be separated at the border when seeking asylum, but there are still thousands of children who have already been taken from their parents and relocated. The director of the Unaccompanied Minors Program for Catholic Charities Community...

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Children Have Quietly Been Sent to New York

06/21/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Under cover of darkness and in the custody of the federal government, migrant children have been coming in waves to New York, taken from their parents after crossing the southern border.

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Cardinal Dolan: God's Law Trumps Man's Law

06/16/2018  |  Media Alerts  |  Share

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archdiocese of New York, tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that no part of the Bible could be used to support separating children from their parents at the border.

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06/15/2018  |  Public Statements  |  Share

“The federal administration’s recent decision to separate children from their parents at the border is cruel and misguided. It violates our core Catholic belief in the importance of the unity of the family as fundamental to the preservation of human dignity and the common good of society. It also undermines our nation’s legacy and duty to...

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LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? Facing the Stigma of Mental Illness - Catholic New York

05/24/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Here’s an important word in the Catholic lexicon: holistic. When looking at the miracle, the work of art that we call the human person, we take in the whole: body, mind, and soul. This is essential in our works of education; this is necessary in our efforts in health care and charity.

Jesus did this. Remember when He was asked to heal...

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Catholic Charities Introduces Bereavement Support Group in Ossining First Meeting May 21, 7pm at St. Augustine Parish Hall

05/14/2018  |  Press Releases  |  Share

OSSINING – Catholic Charities Community Services is introducing a bereavement support group at St. Augustine Parish in Ossining. The group, especially for individuals who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, will meet at St. Augustine Parish Hall, 2nd floor (381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining) at 7 pm, beginning on May 21....

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Governor Cuomo Launches Third Round of NaturalizeNY to Assist New Yorkers on Path to Citizenship - NY.Gov

05/01/2018  |  Press Releases  |  Share

Program Has Covered Naturalization Costs for Nearly 1,000 Immigrants Since 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the third round of NaturalizeNY - the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to encourage eligible immigrants in New York State in becoming U.S. citizens. Citizenship benefits immigrants through stronger...

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