- Catholic Charities
USA: www.catholiccharitiesusa.org Catholic Charities USA is the national office for
more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide. As a professional association and social justice movement, Catholic Charities USA
supports local Catholic Charities as they provide help and create hope for over 9 million people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic
Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville
Center: www.catholiccharities.cc/ As a ministry of the Roman
Catholic Church, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Center assists in serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, weak, and oppressed and is
committed to addressing the causes of injustice. We aim to organize and empower people to secure the participation of all in the life of the community.
www.catholicreliefservices.org Catholic Relief Services is the official
international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need in more than
100 countries without regard to race, religion or nationality.
- Diocese of Rockville Center: http://www.drvc.org/ We in the Diocese of
Rockville Center make up the Roman Catholic Church here on Long Island. As a sacramental community, we are one with the Catholic Church throughout the
world, while here at home we are united under the leadership of Bishop William Murphy to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as one family of faith and to celebrate
this life in our liturgy, sacraments, prayer and service.
- Food Stamp Facts: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html
food stamp program helps low-income people buy food. Although it is a federal government program, it is run by state or local agencies
- Hope House Ministries: http://www.hhm.org/
Hope House Ministries
provides hope, care and compassion to nearly 2,000 individuals in need each month.
- Island Harvest: http://www.islandharvest.org
Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.
- Jesuits Social Justice Site:
servants of Christís Mission, the Jesuit Conference Secretariat for Social and International Ministries (SIM) supports members of the Society of Jesus and the
family in their social justice concerns, empowering them to act upon those concerns by coordination and education.
Lighthouse Mission: http://www.lighthousemission.net/Lighthouse_Mission_Inc./home.html
Every week the Missionís mobile team gives out food to people in need in these Suffolk locations: Amityville, Bellport, Central Islip, Coram, Mastic,
Patchogue, Port Jefferson Station, Wyandanch, and Yaphank. The out- reaches take place outside in all kinds of weather where people wait on line to receive a
bag of food Go to this site to see the schedules and other services offered.
firstname.lastname@example.org Long Islandís First Food Bank and one of the
region's most comprehensive hunger action organizations.
Long Island Council of
http://www.ncccusa.org/ecmin/licc/ For over three and
one-half decades the LICC has been an effective center for the coordination, referral and assistance for low-to-moderate income Long Islanders. Through our
extensive network of social support resources and our ability to mobilize the volunteer and advocacy efforts of nearly 800 faith communities, the LICC is
uniquely qualified to respond to the emergency needs of the least fortunate throughout our region.
Mental Health Help: http://www.mentalhelp.net/
Provides information on several mental or emotional health problems, and
locations for help such as Alcohol Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other
mental and health problems. Give your zip code and several locations will
be given with addresses and contact information.
USA and Pax Christi Long Island: The National Catholic Peace Movement:
www.paxchristiusa.org Pax Christi
USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic
Church in the United States. Through the efforts of all its members and in cooperation with other groups, Pax Christi USA works toward a more peaceful, just,
and sustainable world.
INN: www.the-INN.org An interfaith network of soup kitchens to feed hungry Long Islanders.
Soon after the Hempstead soup kitchen began operations, others opened in Long Beach, Freeport and Central Islip. Each of these soup kitchens quickly filled a
desperate need that existed in these communities. Today, there are a total of 19 soup kitchens, operating as part of The INNís network across Long Island.
More than 5,500 people are fed each week. Go to this site to see the schedule for St. Francis and several other parishes in Patchogue.
Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community
Services: www.pmycs.org Provides individual, group and family
counseling. Site provides a number of emergency and
numbers. 390 Bay Avenue, Patchogue, 631-758-4100.
- Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic
dedicates all of its efforts to providing safety and support to family violence victims by offering
preventative and supportive services. 24-Hour Hotline-631-666-8833, Main
Food Stamps for Working
and click on "Resources for Working
Families". or call the Hotline at: 1-800-342-3009.
Island: The purpose of
is to link older homeowners who require financial or physical assistance to remain independent in
their own homes with younger employed adults or adult students who cannot afford current market rental fees. 631-427-3700.
The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD) creates and distributes resources to increase awareness of Catholic social teaching and of
opportunities to concretely live our Baptismal call to love God and neighbor. These efforts include the anti-poverty mission of the Catholic Campaign for Human
Development, as well as federal advocacy on domestic issues such as food security, housing and employment and international issues such as peace, foreign
assistance and religious freedom. JPHD invites the participation of people who desire to live the Gospel in solidarity with neighbors who are across the
street and around the world. The human life and dignity focused work of JPHD is guided by the bishops of the USCCB Committees on
International Justice and Peace and Domestic Justice and Human Development and the Subcommittee
on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development/