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Celebrating National Social Work Month at Catholic Charities

To honor our 40 social workers employed at Catholic Charities, we highlighted some of the many inspiring individuals who tirelessly assist clients throughout our programs in Brooklyn and Queens.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is helping celebrate this year’s National Social Work Month in March with the theme “Social Work Breaks Barriers,” to highlight how social workers have enriched our society by empowering people and communities to overcome hurdles that prevent them from living life to the fullest.

The annual National Social Work Month Campaign in March is a time to inform the public, policymakers, and legislators about how social workers have always broken barriers when it comes to the services they provide in an array of sectors, including hospitals and mental health centers, federal, state and local government, schools, community centers, and social service agencies.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is proud of the many contributions of our social workers across our 160+ programs who are committed to changing lives and building communities one day at a time.

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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens:

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.