January 26, 2023

Kick Off Tax Season with VITA

Kick Off Tax Season with VITA

United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, and their partners in the Greater Capital Region CA$H Coalition kicked off the 2023 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Friday morning at The Blake Annex in Downtown Albany. VITA is a completely free service that offers thousands of Capital Region residents a completely safe and secure way to file their taxes each year. “Thanks to the loyalty of our tremendous volunteers and [...]

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Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family to be honored by Catholic Charities at our 11th Annual Night at the Museum

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany will honor Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family at the 11th Annual Night at the Museum event. Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family, one of the region’s largest philanthropic businesses, will be recognized for their continued generosity of funding, time, and talent in support of their neighbors in need.This year’s Night at the Museum will take place at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY and will begin at 5:30 PM. [...]

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January 17th CC MOVE Food Distribution - Location Change

Please note: Our food distribution on January 17th has moved from Macedonia Baptist Church to Christ Our Light Church located at 1 Maria Dr. Albany, NY and will still take place at 9:30am.Christ our Light Church is located 1.3 miles from Macedonia Baptist Church and a map with directions can be viewed below:Head northeast toward Wilson Ave.Turn left onto Wilson Ave.Turn right onto Charles Ave.Turn right onto Frederick Ave.Continue onto Campagna Dr.Continue onto Wertman Ln.Turn left onto Prince [...]

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January 9, 2023

Being an anchor in a time of crisis

Being an anchor in a time of crisis

Many of our neighbors have to work more than one job to make ends meet. Even with a second and sometimes a third job, too many are just one mishap away from not being able to pay their monthly bills. A couple of sick days might mean a reduced paycheck that month, while emergencies like a broken-down car might add another bill to the list. Now the decision becomes whether to pay the utility bill, the rent, or the co-payments at the pediatrician.Clients who reach out to our emergency assistance [...]

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December 9, 2022

Aging Life Services Program

Aging Life Services Program

Marlene Hildenbrandt, our Executive Director of Catholic Charities’ Senior & Caregiver Support Services, sat down with our team to talk a bit about Aging Life Services. Aging Life Services, a program of Catholic Charities’ Senior & Caregiver Services in Columbia and Otsego Counties, is designed to support older adults within the homes and communities of their choosing. Through the Aging Life Services program, Catholic Charities helps older adults to maintain the best possible [...]

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