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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.

09-11-2017

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is committed to ensuring that donations for Hurricane Relief Efforts are directed to those most impacted. Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church. Funds raised go to Catholic Charities agencies that are helping families and individuals with shelter, food, and immediate and long-term recovery needs.

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09-06-2017

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):

08-08-2017

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens held its 9th Annual Kids Fun Day in Astoria, Queens, on August 4th.  It generated lots of attention for all its fun activities and community outreach! Hundreds of community residents came out to enjoy this exciting day and gain important resources on health and safety.

08-08-2017

SS. Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (a subsidiary of CCBQ) recently held festivities on the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne, after which the home was named. The President and CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Monsignor Alfred LoPinto celebrated mass for the 200 residents of the home. The home also unveiled the new Luna Café, which is located in the lobby of the home. The new café has more of a restaurant feel and it allows the residents to enjoy their meal in style.

08-08-2017

One of our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) assistants, Jazha Thompson, was recently featured in the Queens Ledger. Jazha is a 16 year old from Brooklyn who aspires to be a professional basketball player. This is her second year with SYEP and she works in the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) Brooklyn office.

07-20-2017

Due to the high heat index, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is helping New Yorkers stay cool and beat the heat by having our 17 Senior Centers throughout Brooklyn and Queens serve as Cooling Centers. Most are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

06-30-2017

2017 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner Honored Charles F. Murphy, Senior VP of Turner Construction Co., Joseph F. Collins, III, Retired, Senior VP of Neuberger Berman Trust Co., and Dr. Elizabeth Mary Lutas, Attending Physician, Brightpoint Health

06-16-2017
"Catholic Charities calls for renewed culture of solidarity with the poor and migrants in anticipation of World Refugee Day"
 
04-05-2017
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Dedicated the Bishop Thomas V. Daily Residence Featuring Housing for the Formerly Homeless
Building renamed after Bishop Emeritus Thomas V. Daily
 
03-31-2017
Recent Changes in Federal Immigration Policy: An Update from Catholic Migration Services
 
On February 17, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos that detailed major changes to the current interior and border enforcement policies. There is still a lot that is unclear at this time and we expect more changes, but wanted to highlight the following priorities and what you can do to be prepared.
 

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