Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens kincare programs Relatives as Parents Program (R.A.P.P.) and Grandmothers as Mothers Again (G.A.M.A.) continue to meet via Zoom for their weekly meetings amid COVID-19. Participants were recently treated to an Access-A-Ride presentation hosted by Donna Fredericksen. Ms. Fredericksen informed our groups about the eligibility process, downloading the app to monitor and track their ride, and scheduling a trip. Our guests shared their experiences with the ride company and the new safety precautions during COVID-19.
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.