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Jumping the High Dive to Rescue Lives
By C. Mario Russell, Esq.
Director of Immigration & Refugee Services
Catholic Charities NY
Just over a month has passed since our last update and, as you will see below, in just a few weeks’ time our work has grown, expanded, and deepened in significant, new, and exciting ways… reflecting prophetic and powerful work, over and above what each of our Catholic Charities staff does each day.
So here it goes:
Catholic Charities First Profile: A Father Figure Dies, & the Bills Pile Up
Jashua Valentín woke up to his mother’s anguished cries. She usually helped him navigate his one-hour trip to elementary school in the Bronx, but on this day she sent Jashua, then 9, alone. The man who had been like a father to him was lying next to her, not moving.