Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens promotes unity among all persons by seeking to develop caring communities. Our more than 160 programs provide affordable housing, nutritious meals, recreation for seniors, residences for the developmentally disabled, and assistance to neighbors in need. More >>
Bring joy and comfort to those in need this holiday season
Your gift will uplift the lives of your struggling neighbors this Christmas — providing the vital care and assistance they need. Donate >>
Turkey Distribution 2017
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed 950 meals to families and individuals in need in time for Thanksgiving. More >>
Narrows Senior Center Member Tony Napoli Was Recently Honored on Veteran's Day
We Salute All the Women and Men of the Armed Forces and Thank Them for Their Service. More >>
Hurricane Relief Collection for Puerto Rico 2017
Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens and the Diocese of Brooklyn, in collaboration with JetBlue Airlines, are collecting material goods to aid Puerto Rico. More >>
Saint John XXIII Senior Services
Saint John XXIII Senior Services provides all seniors and their families with ready access to the full array of senior services offered by the Diocese of Brooklyn through Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens. More >>
Hurricane Relief 2017
Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens joins Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) in Hurricane Relief Efforts. More >>

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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed 950 meals to families and individuals in need in time for Thanksgiving. The distribution of the 12-14lb. turkeys and side dishes took place on Thursday, November 16th at our Catholic Charities Mugavero Senior Housing in Brooklyn, and on Friday, November 17th at our Catholic Charities Queens HUB in Astoria, Queens.  Mr. Alphonse and Maria Catanese and family, with ALMAR Realty Solutions, generously donated 700 turkeys. An additional 250 turkeys were donated by Western Beef.


In honor of Veteran’s Day, CCBQ recently recognized Tony Napoli, a World War II Veteran who is also one of the first members of the Catholic Charities Narrows Senior Center in Brooklyn.  Mr. Napoli has been a member of Narrows Senior Center for over 15 years!  During his time at Narrows Senior Center, Mr.

This hurricane season wrought much devastation to our nation's shores and to our neighbors in Puerto Rico and other islands. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) joined the Diocese of Brooklyn and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) in prayer and in action for those impacted by hurricanes, including Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria and in particular, those impacted in Puerto Rico.

CCBQ’s Grandmothers as Mothers Again (GAMA) group recently attended the annual Brooklyn Grandparents Coalition Fall Forum 2017 at Long Island University in Brooklyn. This year’s theme was honoring our legacy and diversity while overcoming challenges. Many social service agencies provided information on kincare. Some of the workshops included Warning Signs and Solutions for Elder Abuse; Overcoming Challenges by Harnessing the Power Within; Our Streets, Our Stories: Archiving your Memories for the Future; Stress Reduction; and Self-Care, Eating Good and Staying Healthy.

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