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09 Feb, 2021 | News

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Partners with The Floating Hospital to Bring the Much-Needed Second Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine to Seniors

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens partners with The Floating Hospital to bring the much-needed second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine to over 70 senior tenants of the Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Senior Residence, Monsignor Thomas Campbell Apartments, and the Peter Dellamonica-Steinway Senior Center. Participants were transported to and from The Floating Hospital from their respective housing units and senior centers on behalf of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, maintaining social distancing to protect a community at highest risk of infection.

Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has witnessed a 1000% increase in food requests and has provided much-needed food packages and services at the 20 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and an additional 27 affiliate pantries located throughout both boroughs. In total, the agency distributed over $3 million in food assistance in 2020. In addition, Catholic Charities witnessed a 37 percent increase in clients in 2020, and continued to deliver mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education.

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