Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) officially renamed its Most Holy Trinity Single Room Occupancy Apartments at 157 Graham Ave., Williamsburg, to the John J. Farrell Residence at a dedication ceremony May 19.
The residence was named after John J. Farrell, a longtime supporter and board of trustee member of Catholic Charities. He is a former director of human resources of JPMorgan Chase and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Farrell joined The Chase Manhattan Bank in 1975 and has held various human resource positions in corporate human resources, global banking and operations and systems.
Farrell is also a board member of the New York Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc., Structure Tone, and a former member of the corporate board of The University of Michigan School of Business Administration.
Originally developed in 1985 and formerly a church-owned property, Most Holy Trinity was one of the first supportive housing residences in Brooklyn. Recently, the residence underwent a major renovation and now provides 75 units of housing for single, formerly homeless adults. It reflects a philosophy that encourages individual self-sufficiency within the context of a supportive community.
At the ceremony, Farrell said, “I grew up in this neighborhood, and it is so gratifying to give back to this community and to see how we can change so many lives for the better. This is why I am connected to the work of CCBQ and I will stay here until the day I die.”