Claudia Salazar of Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens has no doubt her staff will soon encounter people hooked on drugs cut with the animal tranquilizer, xylazine — street name, “tranq.”
The Right to Counsel NYC coalition is calling on Mayor Eric Adams to triple the amount of his proposed 2024 budget that pays lawyers to represent indigent tenants in housing court cases.
The Livonia C3 Senior Residence plans to offer 142 affordable rental apartments for seniors and formerly homeless adults in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.
Many families in need will be having a turkey for Thanksgiving, despite the high price for the bird — nearly $2 per pound according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (73% higher than last year) — thanks to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, which distributed free turkeys at Holy Innocents Church in Flatbush, on Monday, Nov. 21.
The ballroom of Cipriani Wall Street was so crowded for the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on Sept. 29 that Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, remarked, “You couldn’t put another table in here if you tried.”
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has mobilized to help asylum seekers recently bussed to New York City from Texas. The staff hosted information sessions for about 200 people on Aug. 29 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights. The migrants received food boxes, toiletries, a hot lunch, and fellowship.
To help ease rising inflation, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed cartons of eggs and fresh produce July 7 at St. Michael’s Parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. These “Live it Up: Get Healthy, Live Well” events, including health screenings, are held at parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.
After a vandal wrote “All Catholics are rapists” in black marker outside the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
When Denise Robinson was shown an apartment unit at the Catholic Charities Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto, she knew she had found a new home.
Last month, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, decided the organization’s mobile office would get better use in Western Kentucky where a spake of killer tornadoes had just torn across the region.