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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 professional managed, flexible and diverse opportunities.

Quick Facts

  • 375,000 Individuals Served
  • 90 Catholic Charities Agencies
  • 300 Neighborhood & Community Sites
  • 8,272 Dedicated Staff
  • 8,840 Generous Volunteers
  • 1,000 Independent Trustees and Directors

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

  • 46,433 youth in afterschool programs and sports
  • 197 children adopted by loving families
  • 3,764 children placed in safe foster care
  • 4,103 children learning in daycare

Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

  • 5,333,761 nutritious meals served
  • 12,160 families kept from homelessness
  • 5,731 individuals in affordable housing or temporary and transitional apartments
  • 14,505 individuals provided with emergency overnight shelter

Strengthening Families & Resolving Crisis

  • 6,511 individuals given job training and placement
  • 21,410 individuals helped with counseling
  • 7,520 individuals helped with emergency financial assistance
  • 56,715 people connected to resources

Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

  • 1,488 preschoolers in early intervention and special education classes
  • 1,236 individuals cared for in safe residences and apartments
  • 36,510 people treated for substance abuse
  • 5,126 visually and hearing-impaired individuals in adaptive training

Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

  • 19,530 families given counsel and protected from exploitation
  • 64,967 calls for help answered promptly in 18 languages
  • 416 breadwinners helped to obtain work authorization
  • 613 individual refugees resettled

As of March 2019.

Catholic Charities of New York


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
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New York, NY 10022

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