Appeal Facts

Founded in 1923, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, reaching all eight counties and serving at 80 professionally staffed locations. Catholic Charities helps Western New Yorkers without regard to age, race or religious affiliation.


Believing all persons are created by God, we empower individuals, children and families to achieve and maintain meaningful, healthy and productive lives. We advocate for those in need — particularly those who are poor and most vulnerable.

Basic Overview

Number of Sites: 80
Number of Programs: 57
Number of Western New Yorkers Impacted: more than 149,000
-including Children 82,412
-Adults 64,298
-Seniors 2,290

*Numbers based on 2019-20 data


How We Serve

  • Basic emergency assistance including food pantries      34,539
  • Educational and vocational advancement services           3,364
  • Family safety and stabilization services                           86,481
  • Immigration and refugee assistance                                     107
  • Mental health and substance use treatment services      12,238
  • Youth and family support services                                    12,272

Marks of Quality Service and Stewardship

Positioned for the Future

The agency continues to creatively partner with parents, schools, administrators, public agencies, corporations and government to bring new initiatives and cutting edge approaches to the challenges placed on individuals, families and our future.