29 Jan, 2021 | News
Catholic Charities Seniors Get Vaccinated to Help Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
For the past three weeks, the Catholic Charities Community Program Services Health and Wellness, Older Adult Services and The Floating Hospital have partnered to bring the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine to the tenants of the Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Senior Residence, Msgr. Thomas Campbell Apartments and members of the Dellamonica-Steinway Senior Center. Our seniors and residents have received their first dose and are more than grateful for this opportunity to help combat COVID-19 and reunite with their family and loved ones with less fears of possibly transmitting the virus.
One couple who has a daughter with cancer spent months waving to their daughter from a distance; this vaccine gives them comfort knowing that they will be able to visit her soon. Over 100 of our seniors, residents and staff have received the first dose of this life-changing vaccine. A huge thank you to the staff of the Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center, Seaside Senior Center and Dellamonia-Steinway Senior Center for offering transportation services with a smile!
For more information on the COVID-19vaccine: nyc.gov/covidvaccine
Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has witnessed a 1000% increase in food requests and has provided much-needed food packages and services at the 20 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and an additional 27 affiliate pantries located throughout both boroughs. In total, the agency distributed over $3 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.