We are now over four months into the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to have a widespread impact on Catholic Charities of Boston’s 70+ programs and services.
The owners of Spry Moving are longtime supporters of Catholic Charities’ Yawkey Center, often spending weekends picking up donations from local businesses and individual donors, and delivering them to our Yawkey food pantry in Dorchester.
At Catholic Charities of Boston, we have the honor of partnering with some inspiring local organizations to further our reach and support our community members in need. We recently worked with our partners at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and provided them with the resources to deliver food to nearly 400 individuals and families in the Boston area, making over 800 deliveries.
This year, CCAB is proud to be participating in the Rodman Ride for Kids, an annual event that raises crucial funds for youth-focused social service organizations in Massachusetts, including our programs at CCAB. The mission is for all children in our community to have every opportunity to grow and succeed.
Earlier this month, we were pleased to announce the appointment of Board Chair Kevin M. MacKenzie as chief executive officer. He has been serving as interim president and CEO since Dec. 1, 2019.
In The Pilot, we share more about Kevin, his vision for the agency going forward, and the impact of COVID-19. To read the full piece, please click here: Pilot Article
Did you know that you can donate to us through AmazonSmile?
The AmazonSmile program is a simple and automatic way to support CCAB while you shop online. It’s run through Amazon, so you get the same products, prices, and shopping experience, but when you shop on AmazonSmile, CCAB receives a portion of the purchase price of eligible products. It doesn’t cost you any additional money, and every cent adds up to support our programs and services!
To ensure that your Amazon purchases benefit CCAB, follow these simple steps:
Teens living in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester are exposed to gangs and violent crime at an early age. Coupled with a 32% child poverty rate, these youngsters can be quite vulnerable to the fear and intimidation of gangs. Catholic Charities of Boston believes in the limitless potential of every child, and that teenagers should be able to laugh, play and learn in a supportive and safe environment.
An Update on Catholic Charities of Boston's Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide Training Program
The Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide Training Program is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We do plan on reopening and holding classes, but do not currently have a date set. We will post the reopening date here, so please check back often. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.
The Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter's is excited to welcome ten teens from the Virtual MLK Scholars Program, sponsored by John Hancock, to work for the Teen Center this summer.
Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, recently shared an op-ed in The Washington Post about her experiences in migrant camps at the US-Mexico border and responding to a recent COVID-19 case at the camp.
In the piece, she shares, "... the pandemic has made it more difficult to care for those who are arriving at the border each day. Since that lone COVID-19 case was identified, Mexico's National Immigration Institute has not allowed the camps to accept any new arrivals. So refugees are being turned away and have no place to go."