On Tuesday, Catholic Charities recognized several Fort Plain residents for their efforts in rebuilding after flooding devastated the area in 2013. Those honored include Fort Plain's former Mayor, Guy Barton, who died this summer. Barton was considered instrumental in the recovery efforts, and became an advocate for the people of Fort Plain after the floods.
Rev. Gail Adamoschek, Rev. Alan Griffith, Rev. Dennis Murphy, Rev. Nancy E. Ryan, and Cyndi Tracy were also [...]
Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties recently became a subcontractor for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).
As a subcontractor, Catholic Charities works with clients to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information and application assistance.
Hunger Solutions New York, which manages the program, recently highlighted it's new partnership with Catholic Charities. Read the full article here.
Summer campers at Sunnyside in north central Troy got a special treat in July when ballerina Olga Aru from the Moscow Ballet came to give dance, movement, and cultural lessons. The program was part of the Moscow Ballet's "New Horizons" program, which gives underserved children knowledge and exposure to the arts. The Sunnyside children will be treated to a ticket to the Nutcracker performance in December when Olga and the Moscow Ballet return to the Capital District to perform at the Palace [...]
By Grit Carotenuto
Making a difference in people’s life is what the volunteer ombudsmen do on a regular basis. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program operated through Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services serves residents of 93 different facilities throughout ten counties in our Diocese. Ombudsmen visit an assigned nursing home or assisted living facility on a weekly basis. Volunteer ombudsmen help residents and their families understand and exercise their [...]