June 15, 2016

Golf For Good a Success!

Catholic Charities and Unity House teamed up for Golf for Good, and the day was a huge success. Click Below to see a video from Time Warner Cable News on the event, which raised money to support the programs of Catholic Charities and Unity House that serve the poor and vulnerable in Rensselaer County. http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/sports/2016/06/13/golf-for-good-returns-to-the-capital-region.html  

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Governor’s Task Force to Combat the Heroin and Opioid CrisisTestimony by Vincent Colonno, Chair of the Council of Catholic Charities Directors Submitted on May 18, 2016 Lt. Governor Hochul, Commissioner Gonzalez-Sanchez, elected officials, and members of the Governor’s Task Force to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis: Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony on this very serious issue. My name is Vincent Colonno and I am the C.E.O. of Catholic Charities of [...]

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Board Member Ken Raymond Recognized in 518 Life Magazine

Congratulations to Ken Raymond, member of Catholic Charities board of trustees, for being featured in 518 Life magazine. Ken was recognized for his entrepreneurship and success in the business world. More importantly than that, Ken is a terrific community supporter, helping organizations like Catholic Charities. We’re proud of Ken and all he accomplishes to help people in need. View the clipping here.

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Catholic Charities CEO: A Letter on Poverty – Times Union

Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, recently published a letter on new approaches to poverty such as the FOCAS project at Sunnyside. Below is a full text version of what ran in the Times Union on 2/14/16: Chris Churchill’s column (“New tactics needed in fight against poverty,” Jan. 28) brought up some excellent points. The truth is that poverty has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. Along with our traditional programs, we are now [...]

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Wheels and Ways to Work Featured in Evangelist

Catholic Charities' Wheels and Ways to Work Program was recently featured in the Evangelist - click here to read the article: http://evangelist.org/main.asp?SectionID=16&SubSectionID=69&ArticleID=25544 Wheels and Ways to Work offers low-interest loans up to $5,000 to program eligible applicants to purchase a used vehicle to help pave the way to self-sufficiency so that they can get to work and childcare.  Contact Beth Anne Smith for more information: 1 Park Place, Suite [...]

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