Each year, the Catholic Charities Pete McGuinness Older Adult Center celebrates Halloween with a fun dance, costumes, games and tasty cake from Cafe Riviera! Thank you so much to our members Małgorzata Tambor, Stanisława Zielińska, Krystyna Zagulski, Vicky Boyko, Lucja Karwowska, Jan Kolakowski and Didimo Orejuela, who helped in the preparations for the wonderful celebration. Thank you to DJ Janusz for DJing our party! The center’s Program Manager Agata Skowronska thanked everyone and invited them to a Andrzejki celebration later this month.
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.