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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Catholic Charities Receives Rural Food Pantry Grant

Hunger and food insecurity present a problem in many areas, but those problems can be unique in rural regions where transportation and resources are limited. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is pleased to announce that we have been awarded with a $22,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.  The funding is provided through a pass-through grant from Catholic Charities USA to undertake capacity building projects at four rural food pantries and begin food pantry services at a fifth [...]

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Catholic Charities’ Maureen Petrie Receives  2015 Commissioner’s Service Award

  Awarded by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service  for her work in the Herkimer Prevention Council   HERKIMER, NY – October 14, 2015: Maureen Petrie, Catholic Charities’ Director of the Herkimer Prevention Council, was honored today with the 2015 Commissioner’s award from NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  This award is given annually to a person in the state who demonstrates leadership, excellence, and [...]

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CC Housing Enters BID Scarecrow Contest

CC Housing Office enters the Business Improvement District's Scarecrow Contest!  Halloween is in the air, and Catholic Charities' Housing Office is participating in the Central Avenue Business Improvement District's (BID) annual scarecrow contest! Pictured here is Luther Herring, Manager of DePaul Residence.  Stop by and see our scarecrow at the Westgate plaza - and vote for us to win here: http://www.scarecrowsontheavenue.com/  

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