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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 and Queens joins the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in bringing awareness to the gripping problem of poverty.

CCBQ Distributes Over 2,000 Toys and $75,000 in Gift Cards to Families for the Holidays


Today, nearly 5.4 million people have Alzheimer's Disease.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed 950 meals to families and individuals in need in time for Thanksgiving. The distribution of the 12-14lb. turkeys and side dishes took place on Thursday, November 16th at our Catholic Charities Mugavero Senior Housing in Brooklyn, and on Friday, November 17th at our Catholic Charities Queens HUB in Astoria, Queens.  Mr. Alphonse and Maria Catanese and family, with ALMAR Realty Solutions, generously donated 700 turkeys. An additional 250 turkeys were donated by Western Beef.


In honor of Veteran’s Day, CCBQ recently recognized Tony Napoli, a World War II Veteran who is also one of the first members of the Catholic Charities Narrows Senior Center in Brooklyn.  Mr. Napoli has been a member of Narrows Senior Center for over 15 years!  During his time at Narrows Senior Center, Mr.

This hurricane season wrought much devastation to our nation's shores and to our neighbors in Puerto Rico and other islands. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) joined the Diocese of Brooklyn and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) in prayer and in action for those impacted by hurricanes, including Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria and in particular, those impacted in Puerto Rico.

CCBQ’s Grandmothers as Mothers Again (GAMA) group recently attended the annual Brooklyn Grandparents Coalition Fall Forum 2017 at Long Island University in Brooklyn. This year’s theme was honoring our legacy and diversity while overcoming challenges. Many social service agencies provided information on kincare. Some of the workshops included Warning Signs and Solutions for Elder Abuse; Overcoming Challenges by Harnessing the Power Within; Our Streets, Our Stories: Archiving your Memories for the Future; Stress Reduction; and Self-Care, Eating Good and Staying Healthy.

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.

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