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Saint Ignatius Loyola
Hicksville, New York
Est. 1859

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Human Services

Mr. Joseph Samodulski 

20 East Cherry Street  Hicksville, New York 11801
Phone: (516)935-8846    Fax: (516)681-3708

Sharing their time and talents, St. Ignatius Loyola Human Services Volunteers try to restore hope and bring new life to each person to whom they minister. They do this with compassionate hearts, openness, respect and reverence for the dignity of each person, who is a loving creation of God. As such, we hope and pray that everyone will share in God's abundant life.


Services Offered

Advocacy - Volunteers facilitate assistance for those in need.   

Bereavement Support Groups - These 8 week support groups     offer compassionate support for those who recently lost a     spouse and for those adults who recently lost a parent.     Bereavement coordinators: Pam Flanagan (516)938-9334    and Maureen Nitkiewicz (516)798-8253.

Clothing - is distributed and/or obtained as needed.

Drivers - accompany people locally to doctors, church, etc.

FAN Program - is offered the first Monday of the Month at 9:30am. This program provides monthly packages of free nutritious supplementary foods to low-income NY State residents who are pregnant or post-partum up to one year, children up to age 6 and senior citizens age 60 and over.

Food Pantry - offers nutritious food for those in need.

Health Ministry - Nurses and Doctors volunteer to assess people and provide referral information. They do not provide direct care. These ministers also assist people in completing Health Care Proxy Forms and with applying for Child Health Plus.

Holiday Collections and Distributions - are made at Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

Immigration Services - are offered at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish as needed and through Catholic Charities.

Legal Assistance - Referrals are made to Pro Bono Attorneys in the Diocese.

Ministry of Consolation - Members assist with planning the Mass of Christian Burial. They visit the bereaved family at home of in the Funeral Home. They also greet the people as they enter the Church and assist them as needed. Coordinator: Pam Flanagan (516)938-9334.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Members make home visits and assist the poor in obtaining furniture and other basic needs.

Visitation Ministry - visit people in the home, hospital and nursing home. Coordinators: Jean Govaniello (516)931-4258 and Joan Bickard (516)935-4610.

Ministries for Human Services

Volunteers needed: These compassionate men and women offer their time and talents to serve the Lord in many capacities.

  • Bilingual volunteers and volunteers who advocate for those in need on the telephone and in court.

  • Child Supervisors watch and supervise children in the Human Services Center while their parents are attending parenting classes or ESL classes in the Center.

  • Cleaning volunteers do housekeeping tasks in the Center.

  • Collector/Deliverer who assist with picking up food, paper products, gifts, etc. and delivering food to homes for shut-ins.

  • Drivers takes people to local doctors, hospital, church, visit relatives, etc.

  • FAN Program Assistants work in the Human Services Center and assist people up the stairs with packages, monitor the door and assist in the filing of records.

  • Friendly visitors to spend time with parishioners.

  • Nurse /Health Ministry these volunteers do not provide any direct care but make referrals and contact significant person in family as needed. The Nurse/Health Ministry Coordinator organizes, plans and leads meetings, assigns visits for people in the ministry, keeps licenses (LPN, MD) on file, makes referrals as needed and educates those in the ministry as needed.

  • Office Workers help out in the office doing a variety of tasks.

  • Pro-Bono Attorneys provide legal advice to those who cannot afford an attorney.

  • Thanksgiving Collection Coordinator prepares the distribution of Thanksgiving Baskets provided by the Knights of Columbus, Martial Arts America, and others, and supervises the Thanksgiving food collection.

  • Visitors are also needed to visit the sick at home, in the hospital or nursing home.


date last changed: 12/09/2010
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