Our parish is involved in a wide array of charitable organizations, volunteering their time and energy to causes ranging from the promotion of the dignity and integrity of all people to the protection of those who are most innocent or humbled by age.
Little Sisters of the Assumption
Is a non-profit organization that includes vowed members,lay professionals,and volunteers working together for the health and dignity of all people through home health agencies and family services. They bring together the least advantaged and the privileged in a spirit of family to inspire everyone to participate in creating a just society.
Ronald McDonald HouseProvides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Here families find a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Every day, children and, through these bonds, regain a sense of control and experience the fun of childhood. Parents also gain strength and new understanding through the friendships they form with other parents who understand exactly how they feel.
Yorkville Common Pantry
Is dedicated to reducing hunger and promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. Their services are provided in the Upper East Sideand East Harlem to neighbors in and around the communities they serve. As the largest, nonsectarian, neighborhood-based provider of emergency food in New York City, YCP provides 1,250,000 meals annually to all who come seeking relief from hunger.
Pregnancy Help Inc.
Is a non-profit counseling and pregnancy resource center committed to providing women and men with accurate, up-to-date information in order to make informed decisions about pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships. Because everyone should have access to this information, all of their services are free of charge.
Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau
Was formed in 2006 through the merger of two Catholic social service agencies, Catholic Home Bureau and Catholic Guardian Society, that have a long history of providing qualitative services dating back to 1899. They provide child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, group residences for teens, family reunification, adoption, family day care, juvenile justice services, a privately funded Maternity Services and Adoption Program and a Post Adoption Services program funded by the State of New York. They also provide a shelter program through NYC's Department of Homeless Services, and residential and respite services for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities through the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
We at St Monica's Church are proud to be supporters of The Dwelling Place. The Dwelling Place is a privately-funded transitional residence for women located in Midtown Manhattan. Since 1977, we've provided shelter, sustenance and support to thousands of women. One of our favorite residents summed it up best: "It's not the food. It's not the shelter. It's the love. There's so much love." Whether you're here as a donor or volunteer, or as a woman seeking shelter, we hope that The Dwelling Place will find a special place in your heart. To learn more, please visit their website at