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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.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens joins in prayer and in action for those impacted by Hurricane Maria, in particular those directly impacted in Puerto Rico as well as for our neighbors in the Diocese of Brooklyn who have family on the island.

Congratulations are in order for our very own, Daniel Ng! He was recently honored at Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI)’s third annual Fall Benefit. WPTI introduced a newly installed award recognizing the burgeoning talent and voice of our community, the WPTI Emerged Leader Award.


The Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center was recently featured in the Queens Chronicle after observing the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In honor of the anniversary, seniors, area leaders, and staff from the senior center planted 16 chrysanthemums in the front yard. The mums represented each year since 9/11.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is honored to have Ken Rosato, anchor of WABC-TV's Eyewitness News, as our emcee for the 2017 Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, September 25th at the Sands Point Golf Club. This fundraiser is held annually to benefit thousands of children throughout Brooklyn and Queens through our early education and child care services, helping so many families get a head start on life.


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.


"A Reflection on Labor Day," by Richard Slizeski 
Published in The Tablet on August 30th, 2017

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


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.


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.


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.

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