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29 Apr, 2020 | News

CCBQ Closures and Program Notes as of May 27, 2020

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and affiliate agencies are operating in an emergency status.
All but essential personnel have been encouraged to work from home.

For clients seeking assistance, we encourage you to call the Catholic Charities Call Center at 718-722-6001.  

More than 60% of the New Yorkers struggling with the COVID-19 Virus live in Brooklyn and Queens.  So many of our neighbors are struggling and in need of food, financial assistance and other support as they struggle with the impact of COVID-19.  But you can help.  Your donation – no matter how big or small – can help Catholic Charities continue to provide vital services to the communities of Brooklyn and Queens.  Help us today by clicking here.

Main Office – Scattered Building Schedule 

191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY, will be closed on the following dates in May and June: 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020, Friday, June 5, 2020

The building hours are still in effect for the days the building is open: FL 3 – 14 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.);
FL 1 and 2 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

The following is an update on our programs and services: 

Food Pantries
All CCBQ Food Pantries are open at regularly posted schedules. Dates and times are subject to change. Click here for Food Pantry PDF.

Childhood Development Centers CLOSED
Children are receiving daily remote learning from their teachers and parents and are receiving daily family engagement activities from social service staff.  In addition, staff members are contacting families each day via telephone or other electronic/mobile apps to follow up on the health status of each child and family, connecting them as needed to other resources such as health, mental health, food and other services. 

Catholic Charities After-School Programs CLOSED 

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Clinics and Programs
All programs are continuing to operate, both on-site and through teledoc technology, which enables us to provide counseling over the phone as needed. Click here for Teledoc Services Flyer. 

Catholic Charities Senior Centers CLOSED
On March 30, the NYC Department for the Aging began a mass meal-delivery system for seniors to enable them to stay safely at home. The last day of grab-and-go meals at our Senior Centers was Friday, March 27. Catholic Charities staff will continue making daily check-in calls to our seniors. 

Catholic Charities Home Delivered Meals Program 
All seniors who receive meals through the Catholic Charities Home Delivered Meals Program are continuing to be provided meals at their regularly scheduled times. 

 Catholic Charities HOMEBASE Homelessness Prevention Programs
All HOMEBASE programs are providing services, intake and renewals by phone ONLY. All pending and active evictions are currently suspended in NYS. 

 SS Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
The nursing home is closed to visitors and all staff members are checked as they enter the facility for their shifts. 

 Progress of Peoples Management (Affordable Housing Residences)
For seniors living in one of our 21 affordable senior residences, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Management staff are regularly checking on the residents’ well-being.  They are limiting outside visitors from coming to the residences and discouraging any gathering of seniors in the public spaces of the buildings. 

WIC Programs (Women, Infants and Children) 
The WIC Program for Women, Infants and Children is providing services via phone with limited office hours to provide nutrition education, issue food benefits, breastfeeding support and referrals to other programs. Contact: 718-715-7001. 

Youth Employment Strategies (YESS!) 
YESS! Staff are helping with virtual job readiness workshops and providing employment resources and job information. Call: 718-726-9790, ext. 3019.

ESL Queens
Assist clients with enrolling in ESL, as well as provide any other services that client expresses a need for. ESL staff is teaching with virtual classes via Zoom. Call: 718-726-9790 and press #2 to access ESL Classes.