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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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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