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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need — non-Catholics and Catholics alike. We rebuild lives and touch almost every human need promptly, locally, day in and day out, always with compassion and dignity. Catholic Charities helps your neighbors, as you would like to be helped if your family were in need.

Our Volunteer Program Vision

At Catholic Charities we are dedicated to providing our volunteers with a high-quality volunteer experience. As part of our commitment to help vulnerable New Yorkers, non-Catholic and Catholic alike, Catholic Charities sees an organization where volunteers work as partners on all levels, and where their contributions are embraced, valued and recognized

To that end, our volunteers are essential in working with staff in delivering Catholic Charities' mission to deliver, coordinate and advocate for quality human services and programs.

Through technology and trained staff, we strive to provide a more innovative approach to volunteer management in which we will aspire to provide professionally managed, flexible and diverse opportunities.

Review our annual report here: Annual Report 2020 in the midst of Covid19

Quick Facts

  • 400 K Individuals Served in any given year
  • 60+ Catholic Charities Agencies
  • 8 million meals provided
  • 5 million distributed in emergency cash assistance
  • 87K Youth served in our children and youth programs 
  • 90 K telehealth sessions

Catholic Charities Mission at Work

Since 1917, Catholic Charities of New York and its Federation of Agencies have been supporting vulnerable New Yorkers by:

Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

  • 87,000 served, $379 million in services
  • Services include daycare, foster care, adoption, camping, sports and after-school activities, community centers and preventative services.

Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

  • 142,000 served, $84 million in services 
  • Services include community kitchens, regular and pop-up pantries, home-delivered meals, emergency shelters, temporary and transitional residences, permanent affordable housing, and eviction prevention.

Strengthening Families & Resolving Crisis

  • 178,000 served, $116 million in services 
  • Services include information and referral, coordinating services, counseling, financial assistance, maternity services and job readiness and placement.

Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

  • 49,000 served, $271 million in services
  • Services include supportive housing for the mentally ill, counseling, residences for those with special needs and disabilities, early intervention, special education, and prevention and treatment services.

Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

  • 46,000 served, $20 million in services 
  • Services include reuniting families, teaching English and civics, obtaining work authorization and finding jobs, preventing exploitation, and supporting unaccompanied youth

As of December 2020

Catholic Charities of New York


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