CCBQ Closures and Program Notes as of April 3, 2020

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and affiliate agencies are operating in an emergency status.
All but essential personnel have been encouraged to work from home.
 

 For clients seeking assistance, we encourage you to call the Catholic Charities Call Center at 718-722-6001.  

Main Office – Scattered Building Schedule 

191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY, will be closed 
on the following dates in April: 

Friday, April 3, 2020 , Thursday, April 9, 2020 , Friday, April 10, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020 , Friday, April 17, 2020 

The building hours are still in effect for the days the building is open: FL 3 – 14 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.);
FL 1 and 2 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
 

The following is an update on our programs and services: 

Early Childhood Development Centers CLOSED
Children are receiving daily remote learning from their teachers and parents and are receiving daily family engagement activities from social service staff.  In addition, staff members are contacting families each day via telephone or other electronic/mobile apps to follow up on the health status of each child and family, connecting them as needed to other resources such as health, mental health, food and other services. 

Catholic Charities afterschool programs CLOSED 

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Clinics and Programs
All programs are continuing to operate, both on-site and through teledoc technology, which enables us to provide counseling over the phone as needed. Click here for Teledoc Services Flyer. 

Catholic Charities Senior Centers CLOSED
On March 30, the NYC Department for the Aging began a mass meal-delivery system for seniors to enable them to stay safely at home. The last day of grab-and-go meals at our Senior Centers was Friday, March 27. Catholic Charities staff will continue making daily check-in calls to our seniors. 

Catholic Charities Home Delivered Meals Program 
All seniors who receive meals through the Catholic Charities Home Delivered Meals Program are continuing to be provided meals at their regularly scheduled times. 

 Catholic Charities HOMEBASE Homelessness Prevention Programs
All HOMEBASE programs are providing services, intake and renewals by phone ONLY. All pending and active evictions are currently suspended in NYS. 

 SS Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
The nursing home is closed to visitors and all staff members are checked as they enter the facility for their shifts. 

 Progress of Peoples Management (Affordable Housing Residences)
For seniors living in one of our 21 affordable senior residences, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Management staff are regularly checking on the residents’ well-being.  They are limiting outside visitors from coming to the residences and discouraging any gathering of seniors in the public spaces of the buildings. 

WIC Programs (Women, Infants and Children) 
The WIC Program for Women, Infants and Children is providing services via phone with limited office hours to provide nutrition education, issue food benefits, breastfeeding support and referrals to other programs. Contact: 718-715-7001. 

Youth Employment Strategies (YESS!) 
YESS! Staff are helping with virtual job readiness workshops and providing employment resources and job information. Call: 718-726-9790, ext. 3019.

Food Pantries
All CCBQ Food Pantries are open at regularly posted schedules. Dates and times are subject to change. Click here for Food Pantry PDF. 

CCBQ In-Clinic Genoa Pharmacy Notice to all CCBQ Clients and Employees

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Center in Jackson Heights, Queens, is working with our in-clinic pharmacy Genoa Healthcare to ensure that all clients of the Behavioral Health Center continue to receive medication without physically visiting the center during the COVID-19 crisis.

Genoa Pharmacy will also deliver the medication of other Catholic Charities clients not receiving services at the Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Center, but in need of medication.

If you have a client interested in medication home delivery, we ask that you please follow the steps listed in the attached flyer to ensure that their medications(s) are properly filled. Genoa Pharmacy will work with the client's current pharmacy to have medications transferred to our in-clinic pharmacy.

See flyer for more information or contact: 718-340-3658.

Kindness Has No End Date

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, CCBQ's Office of Mission is working hard to help seniors get the help they need! Since last week, our staff has been working to package food bags for seniors of our senior residences. Please share to spread the word of our amazing staff and stay safe out there.

Catholic Charities Helps Our Neighbors in Need during COVID-19

Coronavirus won’t stop us! CCBQ's Office of Mission are at it again, providing grab and go food bags for the elderly at our senior residences. For more updates on what CCBQ is doing to continue our fight amidst the current health crisis, follow us here and support our efforts by sharing this post.

How Our Work is Continuing during Coronavirus

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. CCBQ has been working tirelessly to prepare grab and go food bags for residents at our senior residences. Please share our efforts and take a moment to recognize our outstanding staff.​

Office of Mission Lends a Helping Hand

CCBQ's Office of Mission are on the frontlines helping our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Office of Mission staff members recently joined the Senior Services Team at the Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center in Queens to distribute grab and go lunches for members of the center. CCBQ is so glad to be lending a helping hand to our community during this devastating time.

Currents News: CCBQ CONTINUES SERVING THE MOST VULNERABLE THROUGH CORONAVIRUS

Despite times of crisis, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues our oath to helping those who need it most. Click here to see how CCBQ is lending a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank to Currents News for broadcasting our efforts during these trying times.

Catholic Charities Pledges to Complete the 2020 Census

Now has never been a more important time to complete the 2020 Census, which is why Catholic Charities Early Childhood Services has partnered with the Catholic Charities Office of Mission to increase community awareness on the importance of the 2020 Census. Thank you to Ms. Zenobia E. McNally, Partnership Specialist from the New York Regional Census Center for meeting with our team to explain the importance of each household completing the Census and the impact of not participating. Being undercounted affects our communities in which we live and serve.

CCBQ is pledging to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone or mail. We encourage you to do the same! Visit 2020census.gov for more.

Catholic Charities Helps Seniors in Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak

CCBQ is committed to serving our neighbors in need and those duties continue in times of panic and chaos. To help our community members in need during the COVID-19 crisis, CCBQ recently sorted and distributed grab and go meals for seniors of the Catholic Charities Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Brooklyn. We are working together during this difficult time to ensure that our seniors are happy, safe and healthy. Seniors were beyond thankful and expressed their immense gratitude in our efforts.
 
Please stay safe!

Catholic Charities Joins Local High School to Promote Health and Wellness

CCBQ’s Community Program Services recently participated in a Resource Fair at Newcomers High School in Long Island City, Queens. Staff members provided guests with fun games, giveaways and tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Attendees were also given information on CCBQ's Food Pantry Network, housing services and ESL classes.