Last Updated: June 15, 2020
Catholic Charities to Highlight Refugee Essential Workers for World Refugee Day on June 20
Catholic Charities will highlight refugee essential workers in our community leading up to World Refugee Day on June 20!
Through Immigration and Refugee Services, we will cover clients that have been working as eseential workers through COVID-19.
Pope Francis Spoke Earlier Today on the Sin of Racism
During his general audience on June 3, Pope Francis condemned the sin of racism.
Pope Francis spoke earlier today: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that ‘the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost.'”
CCANO, Second Harvest, St. Charles Parish Government, Salvation Army, National Guard and St. Charles Sheriff’s Office to Host Food Distribution on Thursday, May 21 at 9AM
The Food Distribution will take place on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 9AM at the Dufresne Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling 70070.
Recipients may begin arriving at the Dufresne Center parking lot for the distribution at 9AM. Recipients will be required to remain in their vehicles with windows rolled up during the event.
Food Distribution will be limited to drive-through recipients only and the distribution will be limited to one household per vehicle.
Recipients are asked to place a laundry basket, a box, or medium sized ice-chest in their vehicle trunk to accept the food items to be distributed.
It has estimated that there will be enough food to distribute to 600 vehicles. We will distribute food until we run out!
For more information, visit here or contact Emily Steiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCANO to Host Environmental Virtual Panel and Prayer Service on Thursday, May 21 at 1PM
Speakers to address current environmental concerns and importance of preserving the planet
WHO: Catholic Charities’ Office of Justice and Peace Director Kevin Fitzpatrick (Moderator), Marianist Environmental Education Center Program Coordinator Tara Poling (Panelist), Concerned Citizens of St. John Director Robert Taylor (Panelist), Missionary: Director Gulf South Maryknoll Affiliates Matt Rousso (Panelist), Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s New Canal Lighthouse Museum Director Chris Cook (Panelist), Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Vice Board Chair Rob Gorman (Panelist) and Founder of The Great Delta Tours Barbara Johnson (Panelist)
WHAT: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) will host a virtual panel to discuss the importance of the environment and preservation efforts in Louisiana
WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2020 1 p.m.
WHERE: To join the virtual panel, please use the following information:
Step 1: To join the call, click: https://bit.ly/2SV9waa.
Step 2: Click “Join Audio” on the bottom left of your screen.
Step 3: Choose ONE of the audio conference options.
Computer Audio: Click green button “Join Audio Conference by Computer”
Phone Call: +13126266799, 83105273771#, 1#,017744#
U.S. Meeting ID: 831 0527 3771
Participant ID: Look on your computer screen
WHY: CCANO’s Office of Justice and Peace is committed to Pope Francis’ request for the community to set aside time to focus on the environment in coordination with the five-year anniversary of his encyclical Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’)
CCANO to Host Food Collection Beginning April 29
Catholic Charities will begin accepting donations of non-perishable foods for their food pantry on April 29 on Wednesdays from 10AM – 2PM at 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003.
If you are unable to make it on Wednesdays, you can still contribute here.
CCANO, Second Harvest and Our Lady of Lourdes Host Food Distribution this Friday, April 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 2621 Colonial Blvd, Violet, LA 70092 (at the Corner of E. Judge Perez Dr).
For more information, visit here.
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If you are unable to attend the Donation Drive, you can still help by clicking here.
FOOD FOR SENIORS
With the disruption in the distribution chain due to the coronavirus pandemic, CCANO requests that all clients who have signed up to receive boxes through its Food for Seniors Program pick them up at the following locations:
Eastbank: 7649 Townsend Place, New Orleans
Westbank: 1245 First Street, Harvey
9AM – 2PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
12-5PM on Wednesday
If seniors are unable to go out for the pick-up, someone can pick up the boxes on their behalf.
In this case, seniors should provide a note indicating they’ve given permission for their box to be picked up.
Food for Seniors is currently accepting enrollments for those who meet economic need and are 60+ years of age.
Please call 504-245-7207 for questions and enrollment.
Looking to help out during the COVID-19 crisis?
Our partners at Second Harvest, Tulane CPS, United Way SELA, and HandsOn New Orleans have opportunities to get involved:
Second Harvest has opportunities to assist in their food bank. Learn more here: https://no-hunger.org/volunteer/
United Way SELA and HandsOn have opportunities to connect virtually with seniors and at risk youth, deliver meals, assist in food pantries and more. See what’s available here: https://www.unitedwaysela.org/volunteer
Tulane CPS is partnering with the state of Louisiana and looking for volunteers in the healthcare fields, and other community volunteers to assist in hospital settings. Sign up for opportunities here: https://mailchi.mp/tulane/tulane-community-partner-covid-19-update-628973?e=9ba2de8d72
Be sure to let them know you heard about the opportunity from CCANO. Any CCANO volunteer who can confirm 20 or more hours of volunteering with one of our partners will get a CCANO t-shirt when we re-open for business as usual!
|Sr. Marjorie spoke with Catholic Community Radio this morning to give updates on CCANO and programs during COVID-19. Listen to her updates during “Thursday Wake Up” here: http://ow.ly/WBgD50yWH61|
If you’re looking for 24 hour crisis prevention services, please contact National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
IMMIGRATION & rEFUGEE SERVICES
We’re continuing all services for clients except those that absolutely require an in-person group service model, namely the legal clinic for new intakes/legal consultations for new clients.
Everything else has transitioned to occur remotely. We’re continuing all our individual legal representation, case management, counseling, and employment and literacy services remotely.
Expanded or adapted initiatives that have already been implemented to respond to community needs right now including:
Expanded or adapted initiatives that are planned for implementation next week to respond to community needs including:
|The ACCESS Diaper Bank will only be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM – 4PM.|
Do you need assistance with SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, Medicare, and Unemployment benefits?
FOR ASSISTANCE WITH ENROLLMENT CONTACT:
For more information, click here.
View CCANO Agency Update here.
With the growing concern surrounding coronavirus, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is following city, state and federal protocols for all of our ministries. We remain vigilant in staying updated on how COVID-19 is affecting our community, particularly events and programs with large attendance. We remain committed to providing hope, help and loving care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
If you have specific questions for one of our programs, please contact:
For Head Start: Rhonda Taylor at email@example.com or (504) 861-6359
For Immigrations & Refugee Services: Julie Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 310-6860
For all other programs, please contact us at (504) 523-3755
CCANO Head Start will be closed Monday, March 16 – April 13.
Learn more here or call (504) 861-6359.
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