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Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn

Changing Lives... Building Communities

aka Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.ccbq.org

Mission

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens translates the Gospel of Jesus Christ into action by affirming the dignity and value of every person, especially the most vulnerable members of our diverse society. Catholic Charities develops effective responses to human need and joins with all people of good will in advocating for a social order which promotes justice and embraces human development.

Ruling year info

1946

President & Chief Executive OfficerEO

Msgr. Alfred LoPinto

Vice President & Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Patrick Keating Esq.

Main address

191 Joralemon St 12 Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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EIN

11-1633548

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens addresses multi-service needs to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of our society. One of the basic tenets of our mission is to develop and implement quality programs to address the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors in the communities we serve. One of our ultimate goals is to ensure the self-sufficiency of those we serve. To this end, we currently offer over 160 programs and services to help individuals and families at all stages of their lives. Whether helping a young mother feed her family, helping families during times of crisis, or helping seniors stay active and engaged in their communities, we are here to help. Our organization has worked in the Brooklyn and Queens community for over 124 years, and we aim to continue our excellent work for many more years.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans, and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 parish-based food pantries and distributed over $8.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver crucial mental health counseling, housing services, family services, early childhood education, and COVID vaccines at various locations. For information, visit www.ccbq.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2011

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

67,000 clients treated at clinics and recovery programs. An additional 2,000 clients receied help via behavioral health services.

Number of clinic visits provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In addition to in person visits, Catholic Charities now offers telehealth options for our clients.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

4.330 affordable housing units for seniors and families.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2,100 children have been nurtured through our early childhood and child care programs.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

3.4M meals served through our emergency food pantries, pop up food pantries and a variety of delivery food programs for individuals, families, children and seniors (including our homebound seniors).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens is committed to effectively responding to human needs. With a broad array of services throughout Brooklyn and Queens, we can positively impact people's lives throughout their lifespans. We see ourselves as partners with those we serve and want to support them as they journey through life. To do this, we seek to develop innovative services that address the needs of our changing communities.

Recognizing that poverty will always be a challenge for our communities, we aim to develop innovative programs to help break the cycle of poverty in our communities where generational poverty is inherent. Knowing that poverty affects every aspect of a person's life: physical, social, emotional, and mental, our programs address the root cause and focus on helping our clients gain self-sufficiency. We currently have over 160 programs to target support to our most vulnerable residents, including 60 emergency food pantries, early childhood centers, youth employment programs, mental health and addiction services, senior services, and more.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens operates under three strategic directions that serve our mission:

1) Innovation: Our world is changing faster than ever, and communities change rapidly, resulting in changing needs. We seek out and provide innovative service opportunities that can address these needs.

2) Presence: We are partners with the community and believe in being grounded in the community. We do this through actively participating in local events and meetings with residents, elected officials, and community leaders. Developing a strong presence in the community demonstrates a commitment to supporting communities.

3) Sustainability: In the vision of Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si, we seek to provide sustainable homes and services, not just from a financial perspective but from an impact perspective. Sustainable housing and programs genuinely speak to a community's needs, and it also means having the infrastructure necessary to support the services.

We consistently evaluate our programs and service delivery to ensure holistic care to our clients in need. When a client visits one of our 60 emergency food pantries, we want them to think about their current health, understand their food choices and ensure that they have healthy options, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat and wholesome grains, and dairy foods. Blood pressure and diabetes screenings make sense at our Olde Adult Centers since the diagnosis of these illnesses nearly doubles over 60. Daddy-and-me at our early childhood centers helps provide for the family's well-being. Mental health is also essential in ensuring a positive outcome in generational poverty. To help our communities with those struggling with mental illnesses and substance abuse, we offer access to over five clinics in the communities with no-low-cost care.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens' Laudato Si Corporation has a new renewable energy initiative focused on climate change. The Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Laudato Si Corporation will generate renewable energy by installing new solar photovoltaic systems on the roofs of existing and future affordable housing developments in the housing portfolio of Catholic Charities. The launch of the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens' Laudato Si Corporation is the fruition of a 2018 interreligious dialogue on sustainability with a U.S. delegation of leaders and Pope Francis.

Finding innovative ways to enhance our programs and services allows us to address short- and long-term contributors to poverty, hunger, social justice, and climate change. This can help break the cycle and improve outcomes for many of our clients. By implementing this approach, we can better develop effective responses to human needs.

Since 1899, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been changing lives and building communities while serving our neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. We currently sponsor more than 160 programs and services for children and youth, adults and seniors, persons with developmental disabilities, those who are mentally ill, and the isolated. In addition, we are one of the country's largest faith-based providers of affordable housing.

Countless members of our community in Brooklyn and Queens have turned to Catholic Charities for assistance. We address issues of poverty and promote justice in our communities, empowering families and individuals to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities develops effective responses to human needs and joins all people of goodwill in advocating for a social order that promotes justice and embraces human development.

In 2022, Catholic Charities has:
• Served more than 500,000 clients in 2022
• Distributed over $11 million in food assistance to families, children, the homebound elderly, and seniors living in our affordable housing residences
• Distributed over 3,521,000 meals at our network of 60 parish-based food pantries
• Provided 251,775 meals at 24 Pop Up food distributions
• Served 518,473 meals through our Home Delivered Meals Program to homebound seniors (including Recovery Meals)
• Provided services to 16,320 seniors through our Older Adult Services
• Delivered 46,800 hours of case management services to 13,000 seniors at our senior centers and case management programs
• Served more than 6,650 clients at our Mental Health and Rehab & Recovery Programs
• Provided immediate emergency services to approximately 2,700 clients at our walk-in centers
• Responded to over 35,000 calls for assistance through our Catholic Charities Call Center
• Provided more than 4,567 affordable housing units for seniors, families, the formerly homeless, those with HIV and those struggling with mental illnesses
• Nurtured 1,766 children and provided them with more than 453,000 meals at our Early Childhood Centers and Family Child Care Programs


How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Thomas Murtha

Chairman of the Board of Trustees/No Affiliation

Term: 2018 - 2028


Board co-chair

Mr. John Sucich

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees/No Affiliation

Term: 2028 - 2020

Megan McKee Healey

Secretary

Monsignor Alfred LoPinto

Ex-Officio

Dr. Brian Butler

Joseph F. Collins III

Neuberger Berman

Michael N. Connors, Esq.

Connors and Sullivan, Attorneys at Law. PLLC

Fidel F. Del Valle

Chief Judge and Commissioner

Patrick Dolan, Jr.

John J. Farrell, Jr.

Rev. Patrick Frawley

Fidelis Care

Very Reverand Patrick J. Keating, Esq.

Catholic Migration Services

Jesus Linares

Business Relocation Services

Elizabeth Mary Lutas

MD, FACP, FACC

James J. Minogue, Jr.

Guggenheim Partners

Charles F. Murphy

Turner Construction Co.

Wayne J. Riley

MD

Walter Sanchez

Queens Ledger/Greenspoint Star, Inc.

Richard J. Smyth

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Peter J. Striano

Unity International Group

Mary C.E. Thompson

RN, Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/20/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/19/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.