Local Cooling Centers Provide Relief Against Rising Temps

As temperatures rise, cooling centers throughout the area will open for use. Find a cooling center near you: List of cooling centers courtesty of the New York Department of Health.Because cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events, it is recommended you call before you go. Albany County Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, 12205, 518-459-2711 Cohoes Community Center, 2240 Remsen Street, Cohoes, 12047, 518-237-7523 Colonie Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, [...]

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Ombudsman Program Seeks Resident Advocates

Catholic Charities Senior Caregiver and Support Services is looking for volunteers to act as resident advocates for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities and family type homes weekly. Ombudsmen help residents and their families understand and exercise their rights to quality care and quality of life. Volunteers resolve complaints and help to preserve the dignity of residents in long-term care facilities.Caring and [...]

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February 8, 2018

VITA Tax Program Kicks Off

VITA Tax Program Kicks Off

Last week marked the kick-off of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for 2018. The program is a collaboration with CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region, Catholic Charities Tri-County Services and United Way of the Greater Capital Region. VITA offers free tax preparation services from IRS trained and certified volunteer preparers to any family or individual with a household income not exceeding $54,000. Certified volunteers prepare tax [...]

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 National Grid Foundation Donates $120,000 to Catholic Charities for Energy Assistance

With another generous grant from the National Grid Foundation, Catholic Charities is able to provide emergency energy assistance to many individuals and families during the winter months. National Grid Foundation announced on Friday a grant of $120,000 for 2018 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to help people with heating assistance. Not only has the National Grid Foundation come forward with its 10th successive grant, but the increase in this year’s grant means that over [...]

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January 17, 2018

Statement on Cohoes Fire Fund

Catholic Charities received the funds from the Cohoes Fire Fund on Tuesday, January 16th and has begun connecting with the Cohoes fire survivors to start the Disaster Case Management process. This is a comprehensive approach to help disaster survivors rebuild their lives and gain back some of what was lost. Thanks to the experience of our case managers, who will be working one-on-one with the affected people, we will be able to seek out varied resources from state, federal, and local [...]

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