Yesterday, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens dedicated the newly renovated Community Outreach Center at 191 Joralemon Street in honor of long-standing benefactor, Mr. Robert Charles Golden. Staff members at the renovated, state-of-the-art community outreach center will see clients in need of emergency assistance and serve as a gateway to Catholic Charities 160+ programs. The new center is a one-stop-shop to critical support for emergency food assistance, homelessness prevention, children, family services and more!
Robert Charles Golden was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on July 12, 1946. He attended St. Anselm’s School, Xaverian High School, and Fordham University earning a BS and MBA degree. Before retiring, Mr. Golden was the Executive Vice President of Prudential Financial. He was active in the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, the Bayfort Benevolent Associates, and the Emerald Association of Long Island. Mr. Golden was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award from Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, and the John Paul II Stewardship Award from the Futures in Education Foundation. He served as First Vice Chair of HeartShare Human Services of New York. Mr. Golden has been named a Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. Robert Charles Golden is survived by his wife, Maureen Moore, and their two children, Katie and Bobby.
Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 52 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries, and in total, the agency distributed $7.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education. In addition, we are pleased to offer COVID vaccines at a variety of local events and locations. A full list can be found at www.ccbq.org/liveitup. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.