Our Agencies

Create, Inc.

Services Provided: 
Emergency Meals /
Transitional Residences /
Coordinating Services /
Counseling /
Information & Referral /
Job Readiness & Placement /
Addiction Services /
Residences for Special Needs

Fr. Benedict Taylor, OFM, a Franciscan Friar at St. Francis Assisi Church, and Ralph Perez, a St. Francis Assisi Church lay worker, were determined to confront increasing poverty, homelessness, chemical abuse and unemployment in Harlem. So they founded Create, Inc. in 1970.

The agency provides treatment and recovery services for chemically dependent men and women. It also offers specialized services for those with mental health issues. It provides transitional living for homeless young adults and permanent housing and support services for single-parent women. It offers vocational counseling, job preparation and placement. And it provides day services for the elderly and emergency food for the hungry.

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If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Mr. Ralph Perez



73 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10026