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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens currently sponsor nearly 180 programs for children and youth, adults and seniors, the developmentally disabled, the mentally ill and the isolated. We are pleased to share information about our organization, our mission and these vital social services through press releases for print and electronic media distribution.
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Brooklyn, NY 11201 phone: 718-722-6204 fax: 718-722-6220
In the News
The New York Times 1-22-13
A New Bed Helps a Former Nurse Ease Her Pains
Her face is kind and disarming, her posture confident, and when she talks about her life, she speaks with a mix of sincerity and sarcasm...Read more
The New York Times 1-20-13
Diplomat Who Fled Chad Finds a New Life in Queens
“We went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan,” Koumtog Laotegguelnodji said proudly, smiling as he reminisced about one of the highlights of his United Nations diplomatic career. “It was a good opportunity to be with President Bush and Laura.”...Read more
Queens Chronicle 1-17-13
Senior Housing to Open Later this Year
It may be the only building in all of Howard Beach that was not badly affected by Hurricane Sandy. The former Fineson Developmental Center building at 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd. is being converted into a new senior citizens housing development by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens...Read more
Queens Chronicle 1-10-13
Howard Beach Seniors ring in 2013
Seniors at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Howard Beach Senior Center gathered Tuesday for a New Year’s party...Read more
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1-4-13
Brooklyn Charities Raised Millions for Sandy Relief
Brooklyn charitable organizations’ response to Hurricane Sandy, made in response to a survey sent out by the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, were made public Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office...Read more
New York Post 12-26-12
Children Get Visit from ‘Sandy’ Claus
Kids in storm-battered Red Hook got a huge helping of Christmas joy yesterday, thanks to a holiday toy drive.…Read more
The New York Times 12-22-12
Losses Mount for a Family Struggling to Keep Afloat
Flooding in the basement of George and Patricia Smyth’s home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, ruined the remnants from the ice cream shop they had owned... Read more
The New York Times 12-22-12
Fighting Anxiety, Sludge and Ruin
Her years of drug abuse and homelessness were behind her, her anxiety problems were under control, and her job selling maternity clothes provided satisfaction and, best of all, a paycheck... Read more
The New York Times 12-12-12
Denied Insurance, Then Facing a Spiral of Depression
Severe back pain had sent him into the emergency room at Interfaith Medical Center, just steps away from his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Doctors found a kidney infection and though Mr. Gonzalez, 57, was hospitalized, he felt secure... Read more
New York Post 12-7-12
Retired Cop to Save Christmas for Sandy Victims
Thirty years ago, a rookie cop saved Christmas by reaching into his own pocket to help a Brooklyn burglary victim whose kids’ presents were stolen by a heartless Grinch…Read more
The New York Times 12-3-12
A Time for Dying, and a Final Gesture of Love
Catalina Jimenez with her daughter, Sophia, in their apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens. ...Read more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy 12-2-12
In Sandy’s Wale, Charities that Serve Region’s Poor Face Harder Task
New York City’s nonprofits are planning to gather in January to discuss ways that government and philanthropy can bolster nonprofits… Read more
Catholic News Agency 12-2-12
Parishes in Queens Remain Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy
The faith and generosity that Catholics in the borough of Queens are displaying as they struggle to get through the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are an inspiration…Read more
The New York Times 12-2-12
Fighting Hidden Illness Whose Draining Effects Are Noticed Every Day
His spacious two-level apartment in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is cozy and warm, shining spotlessly from floor to ceiling on a rainy fall morning. Mr. Costanzo sits in an armchair with his wife, Maria, and 11-year-old daughter, Barbara, at his side... Read more
The New York Times 11-30-12
Mother Promotes College, and Then Comes the Cost
The meeting with Berkeley College’s financial aid office last spring had not gone as Yvette Rivers had hoped. Worse than the disappointing information she received would be relaying it to her daughter Nyjhia Jones, who was soon to finish high school...Read more
Woman Brings Cheer to Hurricane Victims
The children of a Queens neighborhood flattened by Superstorm Sandy will finds some treats under the tree this Christmas thanks to a Methuen woman... Read more
The New York Times 11-25-12
Following Her Dream, and Hoping for the Dream Act
Tucked in a box of photos and other mementos kept by Angie Escobar is a newspaper article from several years ago. It is one of the first articles Ms. Escobar, 23, read about the Dream Act, the proposed legislation intended to give certain undocumented young people a path to citizenship... Read more
The Net/ Currents 11-20-2012
Catholic Charities feeds hungry at Thanksgiving
Few relief organizations have been able to match the intensity of Catholic Charities and their work helping us all recover from Hurricane Sandy... Read more
The New York Times 11-13-12
Breezing Through College Coursework, and Helping to Care for Grandchildren
While attending Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn in the early 1980s, she was happily enrolled in a work-study program doing data entry for the National Lawyers Guild. Just after she reached the halfway point, though, she suddenly fell quite ill... Read more
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 11-13-12
Houses of Worship Continue Hurricane Relief Outreach
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, of which Brooklyn is a part, has set up a system to accept online donations for hurricane relief... Read more
Fox 5 News 11-13-12
NYC Opens Restoration Centers for Sandy Victims
New York City is providing seven centers where residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy can go get help and information from the city, FEMA, and several nonprofits, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced... Read more
Getty Images 11-12-12
Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm Sandy
People line up to receive donated items from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in the Red Hook neighborhood on November 12, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City... Read more
Getty Images 11-12-12
Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm Sandy
Public housing resident Kendry Villar (L) lines up to receive donated items from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church... Read more
The New York Times 11-10-12
Battling Breast Cancer, Single Mother Takes Strength From Her Children
Josmery Batista, 34, had braced herself for many of the side effects that would result from her palliative chemotherapy treatment. She knew about the dizzy spells, the head pain and the body aches, just as she knew about the fatigue... Read more
The New York Times 11-9-12
Love Endures Amid Health Problems
Two decades ago, millions of Eastern Europeans greeted the fall of the Soviet Union with relief and optimism. But Galina and Grigory Bobarykina, married parents of two who were living in Belarus, found little to celebrate... Read more
The Net/ Currents 11-8-12
Catholic Charities Leaders talk Sandy Relief
The recovery from the storm of the century has produced many heroes. But none have done more than Catholic Charities, which has been at work, helping since the very beginning... Read more
The New York Times 11-8-12
Campaign Is Established to Benefit Storm Victims
The New York Times Company is beginning a special campaign to raise money to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey... Read more
Fox 5 News 11-6-12
Robert Siebel, CEO, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, discussed the best ways to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Net/ Currents 11-5-12
Catholic Charities First to Respond in Rockaways
Along Rockaway Beach, the debris is piled higher than the cars. Many streets resemble junk yards. One hundred ten people have been killed in the U.S. by the storm, 47 in New York. The recovery will take months… Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 11-5-12
A Blizzard of Storm-Related Funds Established
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a number of different funds have been established through which donors can target their....Read more
Huffington Post 11-4-12
Breezy Point Catholics Meet For Mass After Hurricane Sandy, Taking 'Strength In Faith'
BREEZY POINT, N.Y. -- Some came by foot, walking miles in mud-soaked jeans and galoshes from cold shelters and barely inhabitable homes... Read more
The New York Times 11-3-12
A Flair for Spontaneity Is Dimmed by a Painful Disease
During the first six years of his marriage, Pat Marino — fueled more by spontaneity than hunger — would rouse his wife, Theresa, in the middle of the night and propose a jaunt to a nearby diner... Read more
USA Today 11-1-12
Cold, Gloom Can Hurt Survivors' Safety, Mood
Folks who could find a warm haven were lucky. "Fire, warmth, light and interaction" are as critical as other basic needs to Sandy survivors' emotional well-being, said psychologist Joshua Klapow, an expert in disaster mental health at the University of Alabama-Birmingham... Read more
The Tablet 11-1-12
Our Response to the Disaster of Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has left her trail of death and destruction across our city and region. On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to visit with the communities affected by the storm. We all pray first and foremost for our fellow New Yorkers and their families who perished... Read more
Huffington Post 11-1-12
Drugstores Struggle To Fill Prescriptions In Areas Hard-Hit By Hurricane Sandy
Hundreds of drugstores across New York and New Jersey remain closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as pharmacists, corporate chains, independent stores, drugmakers and relief organizations scramble to ensure that patients can access needed medications... Read more
The Tablet 7-9-12
Fidelis Care, the New York state Catholic Health Plan, has announced the distribution of $113,290 from its Community Grant Fund to benefit Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens $115,730 to support Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services.…Read More.
New York Nonprofit Press 7-2-12
CCBQ Commemorates JFK Early Childhood Center Anniversary
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens John F. Kennedy Early Childhood Development Center held its 41st Anniversary and “Stepping Up” Ceremony on the rooftop playground at their facility in Canarsie, Brooklyn.…Read More.
Rallying for Childcare
Families, elected officials and several community-based organizations gathered at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday.… Read More.
The Tablet 6-16-12
Threat to Seniors
Aging is a process that affects everyone. For some, it can be gradual; for others, painful. But either way, it’s inevitable. However, the process may look bleak for local seniors receiving in-home aid from Brooklyn-Queens Catholic Charities.... Read More.
PRSA-NY Celebrates 25th Annual Big Apple Awards
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens with 15 Degrees wins award for B+Q Annual Report...Read More.
The Tablet 5-31-12
Catholic Charities Humanitarian Dinner
The Catholic Charities 2012 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner Honored Youssoufou Bamba, Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations, and Michael Perrette, Vice President of Corporate Facilities and Services at Prudential…Read More.
The Tablet 5-24-12
The Sacrifice of an Eagle Scout
For the past two months, 15-year-old Life Scout Theodore Veroutis of Boy Scout Troop #531 in Brooklyn has been collecting over 500 canned goods and other non-perishable food items to benefit those we serve at Catholic Charities Food Pantries…Read More.
New York Nonprofit Press 5-14-12
Rallies Against Bloomberg Budget Cuts Continue
Rallies expressing opposition against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Executive Budget proposals, including plans to close 172 Out-of-School Time (OST) after-school programs and eliminate significant numbers of early childhood program slots are continuing to take place in communities across the city… Read More.
New York Nonprofit Press 5-9-12
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Key Luck Club Supported by Community
Persons from the community supported the unique Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Key Luck Club at the CCNS Bayside Senior Center on 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway. Read More.
New York Nonprofit Press 5-8-12
It’s “Lights Out” for After-School with More Rallies Scheduled
Opposition to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed cuts to after-school and early childhood programs will be the theme at several additional rallies now scheduled in communities across the City today...Read More.
Catholic Charities Hold Emergency Meeting To Save After-School Program
New York Nonprofit Press 5-2-12
DYCD's OST Awards Cut 172 Programs
Youth Services providers are reeling following the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development's announcement of programs eligible for new Out-of-School Time (OST) contract awards. ...Read More.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 4-18-12
Volunteers Create Garden for Senior Housing Residents
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens launched National Volunteer Week, April 15-20, 2012, along with alumni from the University of Scranton, who built a tranquility garden…Read More.
Volunteers get Hands Dirty for Seniors
CCBQ team up with The University of Scranton to launch National Volunteer Week by building a tranquility garden outside of our Sheepshead Bay Nostrand Supportive Services Center...Read More.
New York Nonprofit Press 4-16-12
CCBQ Celebrates Volunteer Week with New Tranquility Garden
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens launched National Volunteer Week, April 15-20, 2012, along with Alumni from The University of Scranton who built a tranquility garden...Read More.
The Tablet 3-22-12
Catholics at the Capital
Catholics from New York State gathered in Albany, March 13, for the New York Catholic Conference’s (NYCC) Catholics at the Capitol, to express their support for issues of interest to N.Y. bishops.Read More.
NY1 News 3-18-12
CCBQ Volunteer Honored by NY1 as Queens Person of the Week
Stanley Fish, volunteer at Catholic Charities Northeast Queens Friendly Visiting Program is honored as NY1’s Queens Person of the Week for his commitment and dedication to visiting homebound elderly. Read More.
The Net/Currents 3-14-12
NY Catholics lobby Albany
Important discussions between Church and State continued, as over 12 hundred faithful Catholics headed to the Capitol to make their voices heard.Read more.
Time Ledger 3-02-12
Queens Seniors Learn Cane-Fu Techniques for Self-Defense
When Robert Waltzer instructed a group of seniors to grab their partners and get ready to practice the footwork he had just taught them, he was not giving foxtrot lessons. Read more.
The New York Times 2-26-12
‘Everyday Superheroes’ Assist Those in Need
The offers began to pour in shortly after Natasha Sydney’s story was published as part of the 100th campaign of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. Read more.
The New York Times 2-6-12
“Volunteering Time and Clicks to Bridge Generations”
“Seeing the kids’ reactions to Santa, they remind me of how I was when I was little,” said Brian Vazquez, 17, a junior from Bushwick, Brooklyn, who helped give out stuffed animals to children after they sat on Santa’s lap. “Handing them the toys makes me feel happy.” Read more.
Queens Chronicle 1-26-12
"The State of South Queens"
While recent State and State of the Borough addresses have been clogging the airwaves, the plants, and sometimes just hopes, of civic leaders and legislators can be pieced together to create a very definitive state of South Queens. Read more.
The New York Times 1-25-12
"A Family Holds On to Its Musical Dreams, Despite a Promoter’s Lies"
Sylvia Brown knows the ending to the old saying: If something sounds too good to be true But there was something about a music promoter’s promise of recording careers for her two eldest children that made Ms. Brown and her whole brood spend almost every penny they had to move to New York City from Kansas City, MO., on a Greyhound bus in July. Read more.
The New York Times 1-24-12
"Advertising or Not, Billboards Have a Towering Presence"
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens' BplusQ Billboard featured in The New York Times. Read more.
The New York Times 1-18-12
"Joe Salters keeps film aspirations in the while building a life of sobriety"
The bookshelves in Joseph Salters’s bedroom tell the story of his life. On the bottom shelf sit well-thumbed paperbacks with titles like “Adult Children of Alcoholics” and “Narcotics Anonymous.” The top shelf is lined with Shakespeare plays and a copy of “Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade.” Read more.
The Queens Courier 1-12-12
"Program Seeks Volunteers to Help the Elderly"
Chris Schneider spent 33 years as a social studies teacher before he joined the Northeast Queens Senior Services. Now, as program manager, he spends his time finding volunteers to visit lonely seniors. Read more.
The New York Times 1-11-12
"A Survivor of Haiti’s Quake, and Now of Leukemia, Too”
In a faint voice, Danielo Morpeau, who is still learning English and speaks with a slight Haitian accent, read two of the first words he learned while living in New York: “melatonin,” to aid sleep, and “Celexa,” to treat depression. Read more
"Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward”
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Read more
The New York Times 1-4-12
"Sacrificing to Nurture Her Sons’ Academic Aspirations”
Listening to Kevin Del Villar rattle off ideas for how to improve Sunset Park, near his Brooklyn home, one might think he has been an urban planner or architect for years. Read more
The New York Times 12-31-11
"A Queens Woman Begins Her Third Career, as a Designer”
A dream can be deferred for only so long. Read more
The New York Times 12-22-11
"Just Getting By, Until the Day She Could Not Move”
Connie Nelson is in love with the view from her 18th-floor balcony: The glittering towers and spires of Lower Manhattan have beckoned her each day for 20 years. Read more
The New York Times 12-13-11
"Helping Lift a Daughter From Illness"
On a brisk afternoon, a mother and daughter scaled a jungle gym, crossed a bridge and took off down a pair of slides in Evergreen Park, in Ridgewood, Queens. Read more
"Can food pantries feed hungry NYC?
According to the latest numbers, close to one and a half million New Yorkers are living without enough food, including one out of every five children. And with the economy struggling to get back on its feet, more and more families are struggling to put food on the table. Read more
The New York Times 12-11-11
"From Florida to Brooklyn to Care for Her Ailing Sister"
When Sandra Dorne received a call in 2010 from a niece saying that Ms. Dorne’s older sister was in desperate need of care, she did not think twice. She packed her life into a small suitcase, left her waitressing job in Orlando, Fla., and three days later booked a $150 one-way plane ticket to Allentown, Pa. Read more
The New York Times 12-9-11
"A Quest for a Better Life, Interrupted by Sudden Grief"
Janet Brown is an expert at stealing naps. The driver’s seat of her minivan often doubles as a mattress, allowing her to sleep briefly during breaks in her duties as a single mother, a full-time student, a chiropractic intern and a counselor. She sleeps two to three hours each night. Read more
With increasing federal budget cuts and a difficult economy, the food pantries of the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens are struggling to provide assistance to a growing amount of people in need, said Nina Valmonte, a director of CCBQ. Read more
Queens Chronicle 12-8-11
"Help Us Help Them"
The hardest thing to do is explain to a hungry family that Catholic Charities simply does not have enough food to give them during a crisis.Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 12-7-11
"Cupboards are Bare at Local Food Pantries"
The cupboards are nearly bare at food pantries throughout the region as emergency food programs struggle to meet rising demand with declining resources. Read more
The New York Times 12-6-11
"Getting Her Dream Home, but Missing the Furniture"
Natasha Sydney’s new home has a sunset view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and three “Happy Birthday” balloons hovering near the living room ceiling, but not much else. Read more
The New York Times 12-3-11
"A Woman’s Illness Recurs, but She Still Tries to Inspire Others"
Wonder Pearson knew something was wrong when her typing speed began to drop. She had averaged 95 words a minute while working as an administrative assistant at the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta. Read more
The New York Times 11-29-11
"Putting Others Ahead, and Then Falling Behind"
There is a certain type of woman who is good at taking care of everyone but herself. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 11-18-11
"CCBQ Raises $450K at Bishop’s Award"
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation hosted their 2011 Bishop's Testimonial Award Reception on Wednesday, November 9th. Read more
The New York Times 11-14-11
"After Months of Making Do, a Mother Is Ready to Once Again Make a Home"
Elizabeth Johnson-McKinney surprised her son, Xavier, when she told him they were moving to a bigger house. Read more
The New York Times 11-14-11
"Where are they now? – Samantha Johnson"
The New York Times 11-6-11
"Far From Home and Fighting a Rare Disease"
Numbers tell a stark story of Thonn McMillan’s battle for survival against a rare disease that has wreaked havoc on his body. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 9-30-11
"CCBQ Senior Centers Get "Extreme Makeover"
Two senior centers operated by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens recently underwent an “extreme makeover” with the help of volunteers from St. John's University and The Home Depot. Read more
"Extreme Makeover for Catholic Charities Senior Center”
Ty Pennington may not have been there but the Peter J. Dellamonica Catholic Charities Senior Center got an “extreme makeover.” Read more
Brooklyn News 12 9-25-11
"Senior Centers get an "Extreme Makeover"
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Peter J. Dellamonica in Astoria, Queens and Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn underwent an "extreme makeover" as part of St. John's University's Tenth Annual University Service Day. Read more
NY1 News 8-25-11
"Senior Citizens Learn Self-Defense From Fearless Fighting Females”
A group of seniors in Queens learned some self-defense maneuvers Thursday thanks to Senator Joseph Addabbo and Evon Reyes of the Fearless Fighting Females. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 8-9-11
"CCBQ Awarded Fidelis Care Grant”
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, recently announced the distribution of $227,020 from its Community Grant Fund to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens in order to promote our programs and services which help those in need throughout the boroughs. Read more
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 8-9-11
"Grants Support Catholic Charities”
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, recently announced the distribution of $112,290 from its Community Grant Fund to benefit Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, $114,730 to support Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services… Read more
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 8-9-11
"Catholic Charities Dinner Honors JetBlue Executive”
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens was set to honor Richard J. Smyth, vice president of corporate real estate of the New York-based JetBlue Airways, at The Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on Wednesday. Read more
"Could Seniors Pay the Price on the Debt Ceiling?”
According to the latest national Pew Research/Washington Post poll – despite all the warnings of an economic apocalypse if the government fails to raise the nation’s debt ceiling limit – many Americans say they do not have a good understanding of what would happen if the debt limit is not raised. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 6-27-11
"CCBQ Hosts Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner”
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted its Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner at Pier Sixty on June 22nd. Read more
"Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Honors JetBlue Exec”
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 6-8-11
"CCBQ Celebrates New WIC Programs”
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens celebrated the opening of its two new WIC Programs in Woodside and Jamaica, Queens with commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday. Read more
"Catholic Charities Celebrates New WIC Programs”
Pregnant women and families with young children have a couple of more places to turn in Queens, thanks to Catholic Charities. Read more
This year’s tornado season has been the deadliest in over six decades. Twisters have killed more than 500 people so far this year. Read more
President Barack Obama visited New York City today to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read more
"Seniors Learn to Stay Balanced”
Staying balanced may not be as easy as it sounds. For many seniors, that can – literally – be the case. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 4-22-11
"CCBQ Senior Center Gets “Extreme Makeover”
Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Senior Center in Jackson Heights, Queens underwent an “extreme makeover” on Saturday, April 16th as part of Scranton University’s Day of Service. Read more
Queens Ledger 4-19-11
"Debbie Hoffer, Advocate for the Elderly”
The Queensboro Council for Social Welfare recently honored Debbie Hoffer, the Director of Field Operations for Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens. Read more
"Senior Center Gets a Spring Sprucing Up”
Seniors, and the centers and services they use, were targeted for deep spending cuts that would have padlocked center doors and left many seniors without a place to spend their days. Read more
NY1 News 4-16-11
"Queens Senior Center Gets Friendly, Free Makeover”
A senior center in Jackson Heights is getting a makeover, all thanks to alumni from Scranton University in Pennsylvania. Read more
The New York Times 3-27-11
On a raw, gray morning this month, two women sat at their usual table, eating breakfast from plastic trays. Read more
To view The New York Times slideshow of the seniors at Seaside Senior Center, please click on the following link: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/03/27/nyregion/20110327SENIORSss.html
Queens Courier 3-16-11
"Senior Center Reopens – Faces Closure”
It was a bittersweet day of celebration for the seniors and politicians who joined them to cut the ribbon on the new Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center. Read more
New York Nonprofit Press 3-14-11
"CCBQ Celebrates New Space Despite Threats to Senior Center”
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens joined with elected officials and community leaders on Friday to celebrate the opening of a new location for its Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior center. Read more
Queens Chronicle 3-10-11
"Seven Area Senior Centers May Close”
Seniors in Queens are concerned that they may soon have nowhere to go if the governor’s budget cuts pass. Read more
NY Daily News 3-8-11
"Queens Senior Center at Risk: State Budget Cuts Could Close Lifeline”
The neighborhoods of Woodhaven and Richmond Hill are so close that their borders often blur. But when a senior center closed in Woodhaven nearly two years ago and residents were offered the chance to go to a facility in Richmond Hill, many opted to stay home. Read more
Currents: Writing the Wave 3-4-11
"Catholic Charities Senior Centers may be on chopping Block”
The Bloomberg Administration says it will have to close 105 senior centers in New York City if Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal becomes a reality. Among the centers slated to be closed: eight that are run by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Read more
The Catholic Review 2-21-11
"Poverty, Joblessness, Deficits Combine to Slow Economic Recovery”
High unemployment, growing poverty and record budget deficits are combining to dim the hope that the nation’s economy will gain traction quickly. Read more
The Times Ledger Newspaper 2-9-11
"Senior Center Finds New Home”
It was a match made in Woodhaven. On one side was a senior center forced out of its home by high rent, on the other a volunteer ambulance service that badly needed funds. Read more
El Diario - El Mensajero 2-5-11
"Centro Cambia de Dirección”
El Servicio de Caridad Comunitaria Católica (Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services CCNS) Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Centro para Adultos Mayores ha anunciado que el centro se trasladará a una nueva ubicación y está abierto para almuerzo y actividades desde el miércoles 2 de febrero de 2011. Read more
Brooklyn Eagle 2-3-11
"Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Honors Libba Claude as Volunteer of Year”
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens acknowledges the valuable service of Libba Claude, an extraordinary woman who donates her time and resources to the hundreds of families from The Children’s Center at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York. Read more