Catholic Charities Honors Diversity and Inclusion during Black History Month
Last month Catholic Charities honored diversity and inclusion during Black History Month across its programs as a reminder that Black History is part of Catholic Charities’ history.
Members from the Hillcrest Older Adult Center in Queens came together to celebrate the richness of Black History Month by paying homage to the heroes of the past. During their celebration, they also learned about black influence around the world through the arts, literature, businesses and cuisine.
To fully honor diversity and inclusion during Black History Month is to also recognize the pain and struggles of our black neighbors. It is to understand that representation matters and as a community, Catholic Charities will continue to serve and uplift vulnerable communities throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
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.