Catholic Charities Community Health & Wellness Services recently hosted a virtual Tea Party for our kincare groups. Members of the Relatives as Parents Program (R.A.P.P.) and Grandmothers as Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.) donned their best tea party hats, gloves and mugs as they celebrated together. Our members learned about the history of tea, its benefits and more. They were later joined by Marsha Coleman from the New York Life Insurance Company who provided a presentation on the company’s services.
Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has witnessed a 1,000 percent increase in food requests and has provided much-needed food packages and services at 49 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries. In total, the agency distributed over $3.4 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. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.