Marlin and Josibel knew the 5,000-mile hike from their homes in Venezuela to the United States would be tough, especially traveling with children. But the most difficult part was crossing a deadly stretch of Panama’s jungle — the Darién Gap.
Deacons, partnering with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, help recent immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system, obtain work permits, and apply for political asylum.
Shhh! Don’t tell Santa, but his elves don’t work at the North Pole. They really work in Howard Beach. And they work with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens.
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.”
As 13-year-old best friends Giuliana Astore and Angelina Aviles strode down 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge on Aug. 21, they had a community-driven mission in mind.
Job security for frontline social workers, including specialists in mental health, is excellent as the field works to plug workforce shortages worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the city’s migrant crisis continues to escalate with no signs of slowing down, the Diocese of Brooklyn has responded to a plea from Mayor Eric Adams for churches and religious institutions to help the newcomers.
Last summer, when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott started putting migrants onto buses and sending them to New York, some of the newcomers landed on the doorstep of Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens on Joralemon Street.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a pair of suspects who vandalized Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens headquarters earlier this month by throwing a brick through the glass door of the organization’s offices.
Recipients of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are bracing for a big cut when a pandemic-related increase benefit expires on March, leaving less money for them to spend on food.