Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau (CGSHB) is an affiliated agency of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a multi-program non-profit organization that provides a range of human services to clients in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. Our programs serve people with developmental disabilities, homeless mothers and their children, families whose children are at risk of child abuse and neglect and are in need of preventive services, children in foster care, juvenile offenders, pregnant women through maternity counseling and other supportive services, children and prospective adoptive parents through private domestic and international adoptions, and families in need of day care services. Through the care we provide, we seek to affirm the dignity of each person we serve and to carry a message of hope to vulnerable persons of all ages, regardless of race, color, creed, or ethnic origin. Our goal is to protect and nurture disadvantaged children and individuals with disabilities, to increase their prospects for self-sufficiency, to strengthen the family structures integral to their support, and to continually adapt our responses to their ever-changing needs. CGSHB collaborates with others in the public and voluntary sectors to offer professional and compassionate care to needy individuals and groups through a broad array of community-based programs. Our dedicated staff strive to help those in our care overcome difficult circumstances and reach their potential with care, compassion and respect for their personal dignity. For many individuals, barriers can include abuse and neglect, poverty, family violence, mental illness, developmental disabilities, homelessness, isolation, and accompanying physical and emotional scars. CGSHB staff work hard to assist individuals and families to overcome those barriers and to begin the journey to fulfill their hopes and dreams. We answer the basic and essential needs for safety, nutritious food, and emotional support, and we go beyond the essentials to learn and assess what is needed to help build strong and self-determined lives and futures. We offer compassion, support, encouragement and guidance.
For your life. No matter who you are, where you come from, or whatever your circumstances, we will work with you to build the kind of life you want. We help you find the pathway to a life that offers personal safety and secure shelter, freedom from hunger and want of life’s necessities, and the opportunity for continuing growth, development and fulfillment. For the life of children. We help children find the homes they need and deserve. . . homes in which they have the opportunity to grow and thrive and fulfill the potential that exists within each human being. We help with programs and services designed to help assure that lives are free from want, neglect or abuse. Through us, you can gain access to programs and services that connect needy children with loving, deserving parents, who share our commitment to providing the adequate means and nurturing environment that unlock the promise within each child. For the life of the family. We help families find the resources they need to maintain an acceptable standard of living, despite the challenges they may confront. From providing life’s daily needs for food and shelter. . . to providing protection from harm. . . to recognizing the choices that shape our individual lives and our futures. . . we stand ready to offer our experience, guidance and resources to build strong, loving and supportive families. For the life of the community. Communities are created by the presence of strong families united in a shared commitment to providing safe, secure and nurturing environments for every person. Our services also help individuals, families and groups to identify problems that compromise our communities and craft the creative answers needed to overcome them. Whether those challenges involve the needs of individuals, families or groups, our extensive range of experience and service offerings can help communities grow stronger and better able to deliver the quality of life that individuals, children and families deserve. For life. Our commitment and focus don’t change, and they don’t waver. You can count on us to be there for you whenever you may need us. . . today or tomorrow, for the first time or once again.