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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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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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. 

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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 [...]

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