Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY, the most comprehensive human service provider serving the eight counties of Western York (Allegany, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming) without regard to religion, race or age, understands that the best hope for the future is optimum emotional, mental and physical health for all.

Believing all persons are created by God, Catholic Charities works to empower individuals, children and families to achieve and maintain meaningful and healthy lives within their communities. As a primary advocate for those in need, particularly the most vulnerable and those without a voice, Catholic Charities assesses and meets specific needs of our community members. The expertise and compassion of its staff, a continued focus on positive outcomes and the ability to change as needs change are agency hallmarks.

To carry out this mission, Catholic Charities seeks to engage its Catholic parishes, clergy, schools and youth, as well as the business community and all community members, in support of the Annual Appeal.

The Annual Appeal also benefits the Fund for the Faith, providing ministries and programs of the Diocese of Buffalo that help to maintain vibrant parishes.

Each dollar contributed to the Annual Appeal leverages an additional $3 to $4 of government support and contracts for the work of Catholic Charities.