Rensselaer, NY - One of the region’s largest health care providers has given $10,000 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to help food pantries in Rensselaer County provide fresh, healthier options, including foods that are gluten-free, low sugar or meet other nutritional requirements. The donation is part of MVP Health Care’s commitment to support healthy options for people living in the region, regardless of income level. “At MVP Health Care, investing in [...]

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Catholic Charities CEO Announces RetirementVincent Colonno to step down after 11 years with the organization, caps a 48-year career of service. Albany, NY – Vincent Colonno, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, announced that he will retire in July after leading one of the region’s largest and most active private social services organizations for more than a decade.  “I’ve been honored and blessed to serve the people of [...]

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Catholic Charities Offers Rental Assistance

As Evictions Loom, Catholic Charities Continues to Provides Rental & Emergency Assistance Did You Know? Catholic Charities provides emergency rental, heating, electric and financial assistance across the Diocese to our neighbors who are facing financial hardship. Through the Emergency Assistance Program, Catholic Charities meets people where they’re at to keep them housed, safe and stable. Just this year, we were able to work with a mother and her young son who had lost their [...]

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On August 5, 2021, Catholic Charities held a dedication ceremony for the new Serena House Memorial Garden. The garden is located at Serena House in Albany and stands in honor of residents, staff and friends who’ve died, not only in these past 18 months, but in honor of all we’ve said goodbye to throughout the years. The garden is filled with a variety of perennial flowers and windchimes and is easily accessible for guests and residents. Serena House is a residential program operated [...]

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Volunteers Needed! Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist in the packaging and distribution of food. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:15 AM. 6/1 - Centro Civico, 143 E. Main Street, Amsterdam at 9:30 6/11 - Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Avenue, Albany at 9:30 6/14 - Metropolitan Church, 105 Second Street, Albany at 9:30 6/17 - Our Lady of Hope Church, 119 Reid Street, Fort Plain at 9:30 6/18 - Crosstown Plaza, 2330 Watt Street, [...]

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