March 13, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

A Word from the CEOVincent W. Colonno At Catholic Charities, we seek first and foremost to help the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities and we remain committed to our mission of providing critical services to those most in need. I recognize that many of the individuals we serve have an increased vulnerability when dealing with illnesses, especially in the case of the new coronavirus. We are following the guidelines provided by the CDC across our Catholic Charities system, and are [...]

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March 12, 2020

VITA Program Temporarily Suspended

  The CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region to temporarily suspend VITA in-person tax preparation services, including at the site run by Catholic Charities in Albany. After assessing the potential risks associated with COVID-19 to our volunteers and clients, the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region is suspending in-person tax preparation services at all VITA sites effective close of business Friday, March 13 through March 27. The Coalition will reassess the situation and [...]

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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

Contact: Eileen Spath eileen.spath@ccrcda.org (518) 641-6842 (518) 935-8774 MEDIA ADVISORY: What: Press Conference –Major Energy Assistance Grant to Provide Relief through Harsh Winter When: Thursday, January 9, 12:30pm Where: Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 Who: Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of AlbanyEdward H. White, Jr., Executive Director, National Grid Foundation Fund [...]

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Contact: Eileen Spatheileen.spath@ccrcda.orgoffice – (518) 641-6842cell – (518) 935-8774 MEDIA ADVISORY Catholic Charities’ New Outreach Vehicle to Serve Rural Areas Link to photos below. Catholic Charities, St. Mary’s Healthcare, and CDPHP introduce CC MOVE Amsterdam, NY – Access to healthy, nutritious food is an ongoing challenge for needy New Yorkers in rural communities, and a lack of public transportation to food pantries and other supportive programs only [...]

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Contact: Eileen Spath eileen.spath@ccrcda.org office – (518) 641-6842cell – (518) 935-8774 MEDIA ADVISORY Catholic Charities’ New Outreach Vehicle to Serve Rural AreasCatholic Charities, St. Mary’s Healthcare, and CDPHP to unveil CC MOVE - Tuesday 11/19 at 10am What: Introduction of CC MOVE, a new initiative to support people in need who live in rural areas Where: Centro Civico, 143 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010 When: Tuesday, November 19, [...]

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