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Hope and a Laptop for College - New York Times

11/12/2015  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Someday, Jada Williams hopes to become a veterinarian. “I’ve always loved animals,” she said. “They always seem to make me happy.” But the path toward attaining that goal has not been an easy one.

When she was in 10th grade, Ms. Williams, now 18, moved with her mother to Catskill, N.Y., a town about 80 miles north from where she grew up...

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Home Health Aide Becomes a Guardian and, He Hopes, a Father - New York Times

11/11/2015  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

As Marco Muñoz speaks, recalling the past few years of his life, Jose Hernandez slips one of his shoes onto Mr. Muñoz’s hand. It is an odd yet effective gesture that signals to Mr. Muñoz that Jose wants to go for a walk.

Jose, 17, was born with severe autism and developmental disabilities. He is nonverbal and unable to feed, clothe or...

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A Family Fights Deportation - Stateless Voices

11/10/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The Jourbinas went underground when they realized there was no way for them to gain legal status. One day immigration officers arrived to try to deport the family. All four have been fighting for recognition from the U.S. government ever since.

Natalia Jourbina thought the Facebook update from her little sister at her nearby Bronx...

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Catholic Charities ‘Adopt-a-Family’ Program Underway - Hudson Valley News Network

10/27/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – Thanks to the generosity of donors, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) helps make the Christmas season a little brighter each year for the children and families it serves through the annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ gift program.

Now in its eighth year, the not-for-profit human service agency matches families...

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Catholic Youth Organization honors 2015 'Shining Star' recipients - Staten Island Advance

10/26/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Catholic Charities Catholic Youth Organization honored 43 students and three adults Saturday at its annual "Shining Stars" Awards Brunch at the Excelsior Grand in New Dorp.

Adult honorees included Stacie O'Brien, an instructional specialist for the Staten Island Catholic School Region; Sister...

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After a Border Crossing, a Joyous Haven in the South Bronx - New York Times

10/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Joy boomed from the speaker on the reception desk, the irrepressible rhythm of reggaeton transforming the waiting room of a South Bronx medical clinic
into a late-afternoon Zumba class.

Teenagers from Honduras and Guatemala were shimmying to the beat, their workout part of an unusual form of therapy for many who had endured...

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Catholic Charities to Bring Back Goshen Holiday House Tour - Hudson Valley News Network (HVNN)

10/22/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – It is with great excitement that Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the Holiday House Tour in Goshen this Christmas season.

On Saturday, December 5, eight private homes in the greater Goshen area will open their doors to visitors to show off their holiday...

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Terra Firma: An Innovative Medical-Legal Partnership Supporting Unaccompanied Minors In The Bronx

10/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Brett Stark, an attorney for Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, contacted a local clinic to arrange for vaccinations so that his young client could enroll in school. Like many unaccompanied children, his client needed more than just legal help. The clinic staff member scheduled the appointment, but added that...

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Green Design Has More Impact When Local Residents Are Involved in the Planning Process - Earth Island Journal

10/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

As cities add rain gardens and bioswales and sidewalk trees, they find involving the public ensures good stewardship

Raindrops are falling slow and heavy on the concrete walkways, children’s playgrounds, and brick, V-shaped apartment buildings of the Bronx River Houses, one of New York City’s largest housing projects. But today’s rain...

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Newburgh girl chosen to meet with Pope Francis in East Harlem - Times Herald Record

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH – When the call came, Citlaly Garcia answered with a resounding yes.

It was Tuesday when Yliana Hernandez, principal of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy in the City of Newburgh, asked the eighth-grader if she wanted to join other schoolchildren at a special meeting with Pope Francis.

“I was surprised because I...

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Archdiocese to Provide 150 Beds for City’s Homeless Initiative - Catholic New York

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Ron Lajoie

Mindful of Pope Francis’ imminent arrival in New York City, Cardinal Dolan and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a joint partnership Sept. 23 that will see the archdiocese work with the city to provide up to 150 beds and social services for people sleeping on city streets.

“Pope Francis is calling us all to action,” de...

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Pope Francis to meet New York family that faced deportation to Mexico - The Guardian

09/24/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Pope Francis will meet with the mighty and the meek during his five-day visit to the US.

After meeting the president, speaking to Congress and addressing the United Nations, the Pope will visit Our Lady Queen of Angels, a Catholic school in East Harlem.

There the “people’s pope” will meet with day-laborers, unaccompanied minors...

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Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Highlight Plan to Add Beds for Homeless - New York Times

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sept. 23, 2015

A day before Pope Francis was to arrive in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said on Wednesday that a partnership between the Roman Catholic Church and the city would provide 150 beds this winter to homeless people who have been living on the street.

Mr. de Blasio said the effort, part of...

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De Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Tackle Homelessness on Eve of Pope's Visit - DNA Info

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

September 23, 2015 6:18pm

MELROSE — The Archdiocese of New York will contribute to a $12 million effort to provide 500 beds for the homeless at faith-based organizations, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on the eve of Pope Francis' visit to the city.

Speaking Wednesday at the St. Anthony Shelter for...

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Pope Francis' Pilgrimage Through America With the 'Least of These' - Huffington Post

09/21/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Posted: 09/21/2015 8:51 am EDT 

Pope Francis has a big week in front of him when he touches down in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

He will be greeted at the airport by President Obama, will make a highly anticipated speech to the U.S. Congress, followed by an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and finish...

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