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Catholic Charities Celebrates Valentine’s Day Across its Programs

In the spirit of love and friendship, Catholic Charities celebrated Valentine’s Day across its 160+ programs with festive decorations and sweet treats while helping those in need.

At Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), clients celebrated with a prom-style Valentine’s Day party. Guests from the PROS program were welcomed with beautiful decorations, music and delicious food. All of the guests dressed for the occasion and marked each memory with photos in front of a Valentine-theme backdrop.

Older adults at the Catholic Charities Older Adult Centers received sweet cards, cupcakes, delicious treats and more at each of their centers throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Our Older Adult Centers members received cupcakes from students in their neighborhood while others were treated to a choir performance.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is thankful to our staff and volunteers for making this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Looking for an Older Adult Center for yourself or a loved one? Find a list of our centers here.

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Charities Personalized Recovery Oriented services (PROS)? Find an array of our services here.

Click through the photo gallery below for more Valentine’s Day activities at the Catholic Charities Bayside Older Adult Center, Pete McGuinness Older Adult Center and the Catholic Charities PROS Program.

For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, through its social services arm, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc., has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed over $8.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver crucial mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education and COVID vaccines at a variety of locations. For more information, please visit www.ccbq.org.