Parish & Community Services

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency

Every day, our Parish and Community programs offer support for our neighbors in need. Highly knowledgeable staff members work closely with parishioners and community residents to develop the skills necessary to lead lives of independence and self-sufficiency.

We value a holistic approach that addresses our neighbors’ immediate needs while our parish and community-based advocates work toward long-term social justice and systemic change.

Each year, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens offers nearly 15,000 individuals and families with case management, financial assistance and other social services through our Community Centers.

Programs that support independence, self-determination and dignity

Many of our parish and community social services focus on self-sufficiency.  In these tough economic times, such programs are especially valuable.  Our Community Centers provide job training and placement, workshops on financial literacy and foreclosure prevention and emergency assistance programs.  We also open the doors of our food pantries to those in need and help our parishioners pay for medicine and doctors’ visits.

The social services we offer through our Community Centers are extended via our mobile sites which serve hard-to-reach parish communities in Brooklyn and Queens.  We also work closely with nearly 200 Diocesan parishes and more than 30 parish clusters to address community issues such as affordable housing, emergency preparedness, health care, immigration and bereavement.

The following is a list of our Parish and Community Services.  Please click on the name of the service or the [+] to learn more about each program:

Please support our vital work with a tax-deductible donation today.  As one of the nation’s most efficient nonprofits, 91 cents of every dollar you give goes straight to programs like these that help our neediest neighbors.

Program Coordinator: Rev. James P. Bradley
tel: (718) 722-6232

Program information coming soon

191 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

(and various locations in the parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn)

Cooridnator of Bereavement Services
April Boone

T: (718) 722 - 6214
E: april.boone@ccbq.org

The Office of Bereavement Ministry services bereaved individuals regardless of faith, culture or gender orientation.  Each year the Office of Bereavement Ministry along with Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn and the Vincentian Center for Church & Society at St. John's University hosts a day-long Bereavement Conference at St. John's University with diverse speakers on topics of culture, children and coping with bereavement and loss. 

Journey to Healing: Faith and Loss in a Diverse World - Saturday, November 8 | 12:30 p.m.

 

Do You Knit? We would happy to accept prayer shawls, that we may give out to our bereaved neighbors. Shawls can be dropped off at 191 Joralemon Street. Please call 718-722-6214 for more information and to donate. 

 

For Bereavement events, please click here.

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Borough Hall

11201

191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 500 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

tel: (718) 722 - 6001
fax: (718) 722 - 6254

Yes

The Community Centers are the first line of access to agency services, creating a welcoming, hospitable, engaging environment with services to consumers that balance Crisis Intervention with a Case Management approach. 

The delivery of core social services meets the increasing demand for basic needs, e.g. food, shelter and financial assistance, and ensures the  goal of client autonomy. Workshops may be offered to enhance the knowledge of community members about issues of interest to them, e.g. parenting, financial literacy, health education, resume preparation, etc. When upon assessment it is concluded that we are unable to help a client with the direct services offered by the Community Center, a client is either linked to a Catholic Charities/CCNS program or affiliate (internal resource) or is referred to agencies outside of CCBQ (external resource).  A combination of referrals may be provided. Our Brooklyn Community Centers offer mobile locations in various neighborhoods throughout the borough. Callers to our main Center will be directed to the closest location.

For a few of our highlighted workshops please click here.

 

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Brooklyn

Assumption ,Sacred Heart ,Queen of All Saints ,St. Boniface ,St. Charles Borromeo ,St. James Cathedra, St. Michael-St. Edwardl

 

Hurt by Hurricane Sandy?

Call today—help is here.

Whether you have applied for FEMA or not—even if you were not eligible or were denied assistance, there may be local resources available for you. A trained, compassionate case manager can work one-on-one with you to:

  • Answer your questions about recovery
  • Develop a plan to address your needs
  • Connect you with appropriate community resources
  • Determine what financial assistance may be available to you
  • Advocate on your behalf with service and benefit providers

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Disaster Case Management Program

Phone: 718-722-6223

E-mail: DCM@ccbq.org

Or Call 311 or the Catholic Charities Sandy Referral line: 855-258-0483.

If you live outside of Brooklyn and Queens, and would like to reach a DCM near you, call: 855-258-0483.

If you are struggling from stress, fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, and/or helplessness after Hurricane Sandy, Project Hope can help. Click here for more information.
 

 

 

Richard Slizeski,
Director of Parish and Community Outreach
Tel: (718) 722-6115

Christine Ghaney,
Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: (718) 722-6175

 

Program information coming soon

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ network of 20 Food Pantries provide food assistance to many families and individuals in need throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Last year, our pantries helped distribute more than 1 million meals to over 115,000 people. If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please visit a food pantry near you.

         
  Food Pantry Name Address Contact Phone Days & Hours of Operation
Brooklyn  Community Center 191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions
718-722-6002 Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  Church of the Holy Spirit

1712 45th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Directions

718-436-5565 Every 3rd Saturday
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Every 3rd Sunday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  Our Lady of Angels 336 73rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Directions
718-680-6344 Mon, Wed, Fri.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  Our Lady of Miracles

757 E 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Directions

718-257-2400 Saturday
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  Our Lady of Solace Shrine 2866 W 17th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224
Directions
718-722-6002

Monday
10 am - 2 pm

  Riverdale Osborne 440 Watkins Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Directions
718-722-6001

Monday
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  St. Gregory the Great Food Pantry

244 Brooklyn Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213 
Directions

718-733-0100
718-200-5107
718-744-3806
Wednesday
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  St. John's Food Pantry 75 Lewis Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Directions
718-455-6864 Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  St. Marks 2609 E 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Directions
718-891-0443
 
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
         
         
Queens Church of the Incarnation 89-28-207th Street
Queens Village, NY 11427
Directions
718-726-9790 Friday
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  Community Center 23-40 Astoria Blvd,
Astoria, NY 11102
Directions
718-726-9790 Tuesday, Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  Our Lady of the Angelus 63-63 98th Street
Rego Park, NY 11374
Directions
718-897-4444

1st Saturday of every month
10 a.m.  -11:30 a.m.

  St. Benedict the Moor 171-17 110th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11434
Directions
718-526-4018 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
10 a.m.  - 12 p.m.
  St. Patrick 39-38 29th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Directions
347-731-1065 2nd Saturday of every each month
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  St. Rose of Lima 130 Beach 84th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11693
Directions
718-634-7394 Tuesday, Friday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  St. Teresa 50-20 45th Street
Woodside, NY 11377
Directions
718-784-2123 Every Tuesday
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
         
         

 

336 73rdStreet
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11209

 

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  -  Food Pantry 10:00 am - Noon
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Food Pantry 10:00 am - Noon
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Food Pantry 10:00 am - Noon
   
   

 

Yes

Our Lady of Angels Human Services Center is a parish-sponsored program operating with the assistance of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens.  The Center provides information and referrals to appropriate Catholic Charities programs and community resources.   Emergency food pantry services and financial assistance are also provided.   Our Lady of Angels HSC is also host to a bi-weekly “Caring for the Caregiver” support group.  All services are free of charge.

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Bay Ridge Avenue

23-40 Astoria Blvd
Astoria, NY 11102

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

tel: (718) 726- 9790
fax: (718) 728 - 8817

No

The Community Centers is the first line of access, creating a welcoming, hospitable, engaging environment with service to consumers that balance Crisis Intervention with a Case Management approach. 

The delivery of core social services meets the increasing demand for basic needs, e.g. food, shelter and financial assistance, and ensures the  goal of client autonomy. Workshops may be offered to enhance the knowledge of community members about issues of interest to them, e.g. parenting, financial literacy, health education, resume preparation, etc. When upon assessment it is concluded that we are unable to help a client with the direct services offered by the Community Center, a client is either linked to a Catholic Charities/CCNS program or affiliate (internal resource) or is referred to agencies outside of CCBQ (external resource).  Sometimes there is a combination of referrals provided.

There are many programs and workshops offered at the Community Center to provide clients with the tools they need for self-empowerment. The Community Center hosts many events that involve the greater Queens Community, including Kid's Fun Day in the late summer, a very popular "back-to-school" block-party styled event; Earth Day Celebration, each April where Community Center goers learn helpful tips about keeping our environment safe and Visit with Santa, hosted around the holiday season which features photos with Santa and music and dancing provided by Radio Disney. The Queens Community Center is home to one of the 20 food pantries in CCBQ's Food Pantry Network and is held every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 

Programs offered at the Queens Community Center include (but are not limited to): 

For a few of our highlighted workshops please click here.

 

For financial assistance:

  1. Reason for arrears
  2. Coverage of excess arrears (months in arrears)
  3. Future plan

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Astoria Blvd, Hoyt Ave

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11101-11105, 00351-11390; 11691-11693, 11405, 11411-1143, 11451, 11439, 11499

St. Francis of Assisi, Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, St Margaret Mary, St. Mary, Most Precious Blood, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Patrick ,St. Rita, St. Gerard Majella, Queen of Peace, Immaculate Conception, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, OL of the Cenacle, Presentation

Program information coming soon

191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

tel: (718) 722 - 6243
fax: (718) 722 - 6233

Yes

Through the Services for Pregnant Women, we provide Pregnancy Counseling and Supportive Services for women and their families. We help stabilize a mother/family that is in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy, assist the mother/family in preparation for the birth of the child(ren) and plan for care after birth.  All services are directed toward enabling the mother to have a healthy baby. Services include referral for prenatal care, assistance in locating temporary/permanent housing, counseling, parenting education, information regarding entitlements and some financial aid, as well as provisional baby supplies.

Click here for a printable flyer.

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Brooklyn

23-40 Astoria Blvd
Astoria, NY 11102

 

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

tel: (718) 726- 9790
fax: (718) 728 - 8817

No

Through the Services for Pregnant Women, we provide Pregnancy Counseling and Supportive Services for women and their families. We help stabilize a mother/family that is in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy, assist the mother/family in preparation for the birth of the child(ren) and plan for care after birth. All services are directed toward enabling the mother to have a healthy baby. Services include referral for prenatal care, assistance in locating temporary/permanent housing, counseling, parenting education, information regarding entitlements and some financial aid, as well as provisional baby supplies.

Q19

N, Q

Astoria Blvd, Hoyt Ave

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7

11101-11105, 00351-11390; 11691-11693, 11405, 11411-1143, 11451, 11439, 11499

St. Francis of Assisi, Immaculate Conception, St. Joseph, St Margaret Mary, St. Mary, Most Precious Blood, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Patrick ,St. Rita, St. Gerard Majella, Queen of Peace, Immaculate Conception, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, OL of the Cenacle, Presentation

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