Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Catholic Charities Project Irish Outreach

Friday, March 15th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Project Irish Outreach

Services provided:  Information, referral and advocacy is offered on a variety of matters including social service entitlements, Medicaid and Medicare information/referral, maternity services, addiction prevention and treatment, crisis intervention and pastoral counseling.

Where:  The Aisling Irish Center, 990 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10467.

When:  Sr. Christine Hennessy, a social worker at the center, is available for confidential consultations from Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm.

For more information:  Contact: Sr. Christine Hennessy –Aisling Center, Yonkers

Phone: 914-237-5121
Fax: 914-237-5172




  • Project Irish Outreach is based in mid-town Manhattan at the Catholic Center.
  • Confidential information, including information and referral on legal immigration matters, social services and entitlements, maternity services, and crisis intervention is provided.
  • Legal immigration representation is available in Catholic Charities Department of Immigration Services.
  • To prepare for any future legalization program, ask about ways that you can stay informed and be ready, should legalization be signed into law sometime in the future.

Confidential immigration information is also available from the New York State Immigration Hotline located at the Catholic Center.  Call  1(800) 566-7636


Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Testifies before the New York State Legislature: “The Needs of the Poor Must Not Be Ignored.”

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Left to Right: Director Earl Eichelberger, Chair Monsignor Kevin Sullivan and Vice Chair Joe Slavic for Catholic Charities New York State Catholic Conference

By Alice Kenny

Msgr. Sullivan laid out a clear message when he testified before the New York State Legislature in Albany on Wednesday about the state’s upcoming 2013-2014 Human Services Budget.

“The needs of the poor and vulnerable must not be ignored,” he said.

Msgr. Sullivan chairs the NYS Council of Catholic Charities Directors and spoke before the legislature on their behalf.  His testimony covered numerous issues faced by the working poor and those in need including cost of living adjustments, child-care subsidies to allow parents to work and reforms in Medicaid the juvenile justice system.

“It is our hope that humane and wise decisions will be made to deal with the current budget balancing effort; decisions that do not add further stress and hopelessness to those already struggling with great burdens,” Msgr. Sullivan said in conclusion.

“The State Legislature has a history of identifying services that are essential to their constituents and finding a way to address those needs.  We can and must find a way to arrive at a result that does not further jeopardize the poor and vulnerable members of our society — a budget that affirms the dignity of all our state’s people.  We stand ready to work with you in achieving this laudable goal.”