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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.


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"On a recent morning, the guy mopping the bar in Chelsea was wearing a suit and tie.

CCBQ's Community Programming Services recently hosted a Christmas Party for participants of the Grandmothers As Mothers Again (GAMA) Program. Held at the Catholic Charities Pierrepont House for the Elderly in Brooklyn, participants shared laughs and a delicious meal. Thanks to Brandy Orange of the NYC Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center (GRC) for providing participants with resources to better care for their loved ones. To kick-off the holidays, participants received their New York Cares Winter Wishes gifts.

CCBQ's Community Programming Services is busy preparing for our Christmas Toy Drives. Our Elves are currently sorting toys for the lucky New York Cares Winter Wishes recipients. We are so grateful to HSBC Bank and Bank of America for fulfilling our Winter Wishes letters!

In case you missed it, CCBQ's very own Holly Jaskiewicz of the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Team recently participated in the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: Connections to Care Convening at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in Manhattan. This initiative was created to better serve low-income communities with mental health services and resources. Additional community-based organizations included representatives from the Mayors Fund, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU.


Congratulations to Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens on receiving the Blessed John Paul II Distinguished Stewardship Award at the 2018 Bishop's Christmas Luncheon! Hosted by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, this annual luncheon raises funds for scholarships to Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens.

See The Tablet's and Currents News coverages of the event, here.


"Struggling with dyslexia, Clarinda Arrunategui dropped out of high school a couple of years ago. But this fall, she took part in a modest graduation ceremony of a different sort.

Ms. Arrunategui and 33 peers, who have all faced obstacles and disadvantages ranging from poverty to difficulties at home, recently celebrated completing the Intern and Earn program, a 12-week paid internship program for people 16 to 24."


"It hurt to stand. To climb stairs. To walk to the nearest grocery store.

Yet every Saturday, Michael Warner took a bus from Astoria in Queens to Midtown Manhattan, where he bought three dozen doughnuts from the city’s lone Krispy Kreme franchise."

CCBQ was recently featured in The New York Times, read more here.

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