Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private, social service agencies in the region, helping more than 81,000 people each year in the fourteen counties of the Albany Diocese. Our motive is simple: to address basic human need at all stages of life regardless of race, religious belief, ethnicity, or lifestyle with special emphasis on the poor and vulnerable in our society.
Catholic Charities offers a wide spectrum of services, from addressing basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter; to more specialized needs such as mental health counseling, prison support services, programs for low-income families, and disaster assistance. We focus on helping the most vulnerable in our communities, including people with developmental disabilities, pregnant and parenting teens, the unemployed, victims of domestic violence, and the homeless. Catholic Charities advocates on behalf of the poor and vulnerable and collaborates with others to build a more just society.