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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens was recently recognized by the New York Blood Center and the Diocese of Brooklyn for our outstanding participation during our 2013 blood drives. Thanks to our employees, CCBQ achieved a total of 165 blood donations, impacting the lives of more than 300 local patients in need.


On Wednesday, March 19, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will join a delegation of more than 1,000 individuals from all the Roman Catholic dioceses in the state of New York at the day-long Catholics at the Capitol event, their annual public policy day in Albany, to advocate for important legislative issues that affect our community.


The month of March is National Social Work Month. In keeping with the 2014 theme, "All People Matter," Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will celebrate the commitments of the social workers in the agency by highlighting a few of our dedicated employees who have earned their degrees in social work. 


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is pleased to congratulate their own Donna Corrado, Ph.D., who was announced as the new commissioner for the New York City Department for the Aging by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday, Feb. 18.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is kicking off St. Patrick's weekend with the New York City Catholic Alumni Networking Reception, bringing together hundreds of alumni from across the nation. It will take place on Friday, March 14th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New York Athletic Club. This exclusive professional and social networking event is open to all alumni, regardless of graduation year, and is an opportunity to share common values and goals.


On Friday, Feb. 7, employees of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens' 160-plus programs and services participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day for the Go Red For Women campaign. Employees wore red in support of the 10th anniversary of the campaign. Our Community Centers also encouraged visitors to wear red. Photos of the event can be found here.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) was one of six winners of the NYC's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and the NYC Young Men's Initiative (YMI) 2013 Data-Driven Provider Awards, recognizing providers of CEO and YMI programs that improve services for low-income New Yorkers through data-driven decision-making. The awards celebrate both robust data collection and high performance that met or exceeded program targets during the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will sponsor the Greater New York Blood Donor Campaign on Tuesday, February 18th at St. Francis College, located at 180 Remsen Street (between Court & Clinton Streets) around the corner from our main office at 191 Joralemon Street. The hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


At Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, we believe in helping those who need it most. Right here. Right now. From senior centers to assisted living facilities, last year we helped 110,000 people. But we need your help. A few minutes of your time could last a lifetime. As a volunteer for CCBQ you'll be assisting the people of our community who need your help the most. From disaster relief to assisting with daily struggles, you can make a difference! 


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, along with its partners, the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, celebrated the dedication of the Dr. Elizabeth Lutas Center on Thursday, home to CCBQ’s Brooklyn Homebase Homelessness Prevention and East New York Family Support Programs.

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