Catholic Charities Community Services seeks to
provide high quality human services to New Yorkers of all
religions who are in need.The newcomers, the family in danger of
becoming homeless, the hungry child, the emotionally
challenged and developing youth are among those for whom
we have particular concern. Our work is grounded in the
belief in the dignity of each person made in the image of
God and the building of a just and compassionate society
—especially for the most vulnerable among us.
What We Do
Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York (CCCS) is a not-for-profit agency serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. We provide high quality human services to New Yorkers of all religions who are in need. CCCS provides a comprehensive range of professional human services including: eviction prevention; case management to help people resolve financial, emotional and family issues; emergency food; immigration legal services; specialized assistance for the blind; after-school programs for children and youth; and supportive housing programs for adults with mental illness.
In July of 2012, CCCS began collaboration with Alianza Dominicana, a longstanding Washington Heights-based youth-serving organization, upon news that Alianza Dominicana was experiencing serious financial difficulties. In an effort to preserve the programs in place in the significantly under-resourced communities served by Alianza, CCCS agreed to the transfer of Alianza’s youth programs to CCCS and created the Alianza Division, which includes afterschool, attendance improvement and dropout prevention, youth employment, and arts/cultural programs. This collaboration has enabled CCCS to continue providing much-needed services and programs to low-income youth in the underserved communities of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx.
Through the Alianza Division, CCCS currently operates the following programs:
• Learning to Work (LTW) @ Innovation Diploma Plus High School
• School- and Center-Based College and Career Readiness Programs Comprehensive Community Centers (“Beacons”)
• Cornerstone Initiatives
• COMPASS (Comprehensive After School System of NYC)
• Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)