2020 Report to the Community
It was a year like no other. As the pandemic began to spread, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and its 1,800 employees came together in a spirit of generosity, community and commitment to help our neighbors in need. Teachers and Early Childhood Staff taught remotely and provided family engagement activities and daily contact, while Doctors and Counselors at our Behavioral Health Clinics provided services through Teladoc technology, offering counseling to so many who were experiencing crippling anxiety or fighting to maintain their sobriety during the crisis. The Senior Center and Senior Housing staff distributed thousands of grab-and-go meals and made daily check-in calls to our seniors to make sure they were healthy. Meanwhile, our Office of Mission Staff provided food, help and resources to those in need of assistance through our Food Pantry Network and at countless emergency Pop-Up Food Pantries. We continued to provide a safe shelter for the residents of our 4,330 residences throughout Brooklyn and Queens, and our Program Managers and staff members of our over 160 programs found new and innovative ways to continue to serve the community during the crisis. We are proud that even in times of personal crisis, the vital work of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues uninterrupted. We are truly a helping hand to a community in need.