National Grid Foundation Gives Big to Energy Assistance

Albany, NY - Winter is never easy for people struggling to keep up with increased energy bills. The looming polar vortex has caused heating costs to rise, further increasing the burden on families as they try to stay safe from the cold. Unplanned home repairs or doctors’ bills can push an already strained budget over the edge. For Greg and his family, an unexpected medical condition left them struggling to make ends meet. “I woke up the day after Christmas morning, and I [...]

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ALBANY, NY – Catholic Charities Agencies throughout the Albany Diocese are available to assist furloughed federal workers. Through programs like food pantries, counseling, and information and referrals Catholic Charities can offer some assistance to workers who may be struggling at this time.  “We’re all hoping for a speedy resolution to this shutdown,” said Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. “To have people out of [...]

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Paper Goods Christmas Trees Make for a Festive Donation

Toilet paper, shampoo, and Kleenex probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking about holiday food pantry baskets, but these important staples are in high demand this time of year. The items are needed as Capital Region residents who receive Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs) are not permitted to use those benefits to purchase personal hygiene products, which include deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, razors and even toilet paper. Thanks [...]

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David Covey steps in as new Executive Director of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

David Covey has re-joined the Catholic Charities' team as the new Executive Director for our agency in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. David has previously served as Associate Executive Director of Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services. He has extensive experience in the health and human services, serving in state government and with local community services agencies. David Covey succeeds John Nasso, who has retired after 40 years with Catholic Charities. We [...]

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September 5, 2018

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

  The last few months here at Catholic Charities have been filled with several good byes and new beginnings. Having accumulated a combined 93 years of service to Catholic Charities, three key staff members have decided that it is time to enjoy their well-deserved retirement. Mary Olsen (left), Director of Disaster Response (as well as Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services liaison) and Deborah Damm O’Brien (middle), [...]

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