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Mentors Wanted at Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers 

Many single-parent households need a little extra support. CBSBB provides one-to-one mentoring services for the city’s neediest Catholic and non-Catholic children, ages 10 to 18.  The program uniquely focuses on strengthening the child’s entire family, while training volunteers on how to be guides to a young person in need. Basic  requirements:  a 1-year commitment to the match relationship and 8 hours a month spent with your mentee. There is a wait list of boys and girls in NYC who are eager for a mentor, so please consider making a gift of your time today!  Contact Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers: 212-475-3291, x502 or If you are not confident that you can make the commitment of being a mentor, then please spread to your coworkers, alumni groups and other social networks and ask them to contact Ryan Sheppard at 212 475-3291, x203 or for information about our volunteer recruitment efforts.

‘Forgiven and Set Free’: Bible Study Program for Women

Rachel’s Helpers, a post-abortion healing ministry, offers throughout the year free 10-week programs in a small group setting with trained facilitators. Confidential, no fees, light refreshments. Call 718-939-6649 for additional information about the next scheduled study dates. Program is affiliated with Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.

Ongoing Services

Abortion Counseling and Alternatives

Our Diocese has a listing of useful resources, complete with phone numbers and addresses, for pregnant women in need. There are options other an abortion. Read here.

Family, Marriage and Individual Therapy Is Available

Professional therapy, provided by New York State licensed therapists, is available to our parish and 148 other parishes. This program, under the direction of Dr.George Giuliani, has been conducted in the diocese for the past 40 years for the convenience of parishioners. Services are provided by the Catholic Counseling Center, a proprietary professional corporation, which is independent of and not controlled or supervised by the parish or diocese. Most insurance policies, including Medicare, are honored. Confidential information and appointments are available by calling Dr. Giuliani at 631- 243-2503 or go to the center’s website at:

Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services and the New York City Department of the Aging provide an Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Program, on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, NY. You can bring your loved one to the program while you take care of personal business, go to work or just take a few hours to regroup. Door-to-door transportation included, weekly caregiver support group, social and therapeutic activities, snack and hot lunch. For more information, call 718-358-3541 for information.

The Beginning Experience

The Beginning Experience is a nationwide ministry that offers weekend support programs to help with the heartache of divorce, separation  and widowhood. There is a Long Island affiliate team. For information contact John at 516-822-0635.

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