November 15, 2019

Catholic Charities’ New Outreach Vehicle to Serve Rural Areas

Contact: Eileen Spath
office – (518) 641-6842

cell – (518) 935-8774


Catholic Charities’ New Outreach Vehicle to Serve Rural Areas
Catholic 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, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tours of CC MOVE Vehicle to begin at 9:30 am

Who: Catholic Charities CEO Vincent W. Colonno, St. Mary’s Healthcare President and CEO Vic Giulianelli, CDPHP Senior Vice President of State Programs Sheila Nelson, Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara, and others.

Summary: Residents in rural New York will soon find it easier to access services, thanks to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany’s latest initiative.

CC MOVE will provide a place for case work and medical screenings, among other outreach services. This program – the first of its kind for Catholic Charities – will bring much-needed services and supports to residents in rural areas who would otherwise have limited access to programs and resources.

Throughout the last year, Catholic Charities and community partner St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam have been piloting the program in Fulton & Montgomery Counties. With the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, they’ve identified local food deserts, organizing mass food distributions and health fairs in areas with limited access to healthy and nutritious food. Visitors were connected to other available resources and received information on how to schedule an appointment for mobile case management.

Sponsor CDPHP has taken an active role in CC MOVE health fairs during the program’s pilot year.

The Diocese of Albany is largely a rural region, spanning more than 10,000 square miles across 14 counties. More than 34,000 of the individuals Catholic Charities serves each year reside in rural counties. Through CC MOVE, we will better identify and address gaps in services across the region.


About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private social services organizations in the region. Serving 14 counties around the Capital District across some 10,000 square miles, Catholic Charities serves and empowers all persons in need, regardless of race, creed, religion, or lifestyle, as well as advocates for a just society and collaborates with women and men of good will. Last year, more than 77,000 people turned to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany for assistance. Through the generous support of donors and the community, we are able to assist the poor and vulnerable with housing, food, emergency assistance, disabilities services, senior services, and much more.


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