Catholic Charities Housing Office awarded TJX Foundation Grant

The Catholic Charities Housing Office was recently awarded a TJX Foundation Grant. The $10,000 grant will be used in support of Mercy House. A Shelter for Women and Children located in Albany, Mercy House has 19 shelter beds and 2 transitional (longer stay) shelter beds. 

Read More ›

November 29, 2017

#GivingTuesday a Success!

#GivingTuesday a Success!

Thank You for Making Giving Tuesday A Huge Success!  We are thrilled (Overwhelmed! Humbled! Grateful beyond words!) to say THANK YOU to our community for the incredible response in donating $17,185 for Catholic Charities' Giving Tuesday promotion!   On World Day of the Poor, we asked you to join us on our way to a $10,000 goal in honor of #GivingTuesday - $5,000 raised online, $5,000 matched from other generous donors including Alpin Haus. You came through in ways [...]

Read More ›

October 1, 2017

Charities Volunteers Return

Charities Volunteers Return

Six Catholic Charities employees recently returned home from a voluntary two week deployment in Houston, Texas. There, the team - our very own "Albany Angels"- assisted with Hurricane Recovery efforts. The crew arrived back home on Sunday, October 1st, tired but happy to be back in New York. Several news organizations were on the scene to interview the returning Catholic Charities employees about their experience. Catholic Charities USA had hosted its annual national conference in Houston, [...]

Read More ›

Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, along with Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, and Jeanne M. Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The letter points out that an estimated 800,000 young people have benefitted from the DACA program. Parishes, the Catholic [...]

Read More ›

Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, recently published a letter to the editor of The Altamont Enterprise  Opinion on responding to hatred and racism with love: To the Editor: The news has not been good. Racism and violence are in the headlines again, and many are shaking their heads in disbelief. How could this happen, in our country, in this day and age? What can be done? Each of us can take a stand, with our choices, to show what we believe in. To [...]

Read More ›