January 31, 2020

Meet Shanell

Shanell, 24, has a combination of intellectual disability with physical and mental health issues. Her mom had been her primary caregiver all her life. With little resources, they were living on the city streets. Together, they panhandled for money to buy food. When Shanell's mom became suddenly ill, she was placed in a nursing home and Shanell was left homeless, alone and suddenly without a caregiver.  Shanell came to Catholic Charities, where we arranged for her to live at one of our [...]

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Major Energy Assistance Grant to Provide Relief through Harsh Winter

National Grid Foundation Meets Needs of Capital Region Residents with Major Energy Assistance Grant  Foundation to present a record $125,000 to Catholic Charities’ Emergency Energy Assistance Fund ALBANY, NY –January 9, 2020: As temperatures drop, more and more residents in the Greater Capital Region struggle to make ends meet. High heating bills can push a stretched budget over the brink in the cold weather months, and that can quickly be made worse by an unexpected cold snap. [...]

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