Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is a federation of 91 administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies that are diverse in administration and funding, but united by a common vision of human dignity and service. Catholic Charities works in five program areas: Protecting and Nurturing Children and Youth, Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically and Emotionally Challenged, Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless.
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The NYC Muslim population is estimated to be between 600,000 and 850,000 with Muslim children making up 10% of students in city public schools. However, there is no centralized organization like Catholic Charities providing social services to this ethnically and racially diverse religious community. Post 9/11, Muslim social services have begun to address immigration, discrimination, family and youth issues. Mosque-based charity collections also provide financial support for needy members of the community. Thus, the partnerships developed involved both autonomous social service organizations and mosques.