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14 Apr, 2021 | News

Catholic Charities Works with Local Community Organizations to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Resources in Queens

This past weekend, Catholic Charities partnered with The Child Center of NY, Wavecrest Management, Ocean Bay Community Development and A&V Pharmacy to help fight COVID-19 one vaccine at a time. We helped 55 residents of the Ocean Bay Towers in Queens get vaccinated. Special thanks to the Lions International Arverne Group for volunteering to assist with registration and observation of participants and COVID Free Queens for offering resources, information and masks to guests.
ICYMI, check out NY1's coverage of the event: 
 
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.