Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens collaborated with Empire BlueCross/Blue Shield for an interactive Parent Workshop and Baby Shower for families at St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church in Jamaica, Queens.
The event featured sessions on Safe Sleep and Car Seat Safety, raffles and fun giveaways. Resources and information were provided by Power2NYC, Poison Control, NYC Early Intervention, Beanstalk, NYC Doula Program, CommonPoint, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Mobile Outreach and the Catholic Charities Center for Pregnant Women.
Catholic Charities offers an extensive array of services for children and expectant mothers, including Early Head Start, Head Start, Family Child Care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as after-school programs for middle and high school students. In addition, young people are prepared for their future through internship and career programs.
The Women, Infant and Children’s Nutrition (WIC) Program offers eligible participants food benefits for healthy foods together with nutrition counseling, health education, farmer’s market vouchers, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care and social services. The program is dedicated to improving pregnancy outcomes, reducing the number of low birth weight infants, supporting and encouraging breastfeeding, and supporting the growth and development of infants and children.
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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.