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"A Walk in Their Words" - World Refugee Day Virtual Run/Walk
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 02:00 pm
The International Institute of Buffalo, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Journey's End Refugee Services, and Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Erie County invite the public to join a Virtual Run / Walk to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The event organized by The Center, Utica, will raise awareness and funds to support these local agencies and refugee resettlement agencies across New York State. These agencies provide direct services to thousands of our most vulnerable, as well as build community, support resiliency and honor the innate dignity of all human beings with their work every day.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 11:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo President and Chief Executive Officer Deacon Steve Schumer issued the following statement denouncing the killing of George Floyd and the pattern of violence and injustice that precedes this murder: 
Catholic Charities to Benefit from Knights of Columbus Food Drive
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:00 am
The Our Lady of Hope Knights of Columbus Council in Kenmore will hold a contactless food drive to benefit Catholic Charities' food pantries on Friday, May 29. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Knights' parking lot, 1530 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore.
HOPE Day 2020 nets $358,910 for Annual Appeal
Tue, May 26th 2020 01:00 pm
HOPE Day, the annual day of giving to benefit Appeal 2020, brought in $250,160 on May 22. This total will be increased by another $108,750 in matching funds for a grand total of $358,910.
Appeal 2020 HOPE Day scheduled for Friday, May 22
Mon, May 18th 2020 10:00 am
With less than two months to go in Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities today announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving, will be held Friday, May 22 throughout Western New York. The first $108,750 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal's $10 million goal.
Mobile Food Drive to Benefit Catholic Charities
Mon, May 4th 2020 09:20 am
Erie County Legislator John Gilmour, in partnership with the City of Lackawanna, will host an event to replenish items at the Catholic Charities Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach.
Appeal 2020 Reaches $5.2 Million, Now Halfway to Goal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 11:00 am
With just more than two months left of Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities announced today that its annual campaign has tipped over the halfway mark. To date, the Appeal has raised $5,201,665.90, which is 52% of the $10 million goal.
Catholic Charities Launches COVID-19 Helpline
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 02:25 pm
To more quickly connect Western New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the crucial services they need right now, Catholic Charities of Buffalo today announced the launch of a dedicated COVID-19 helpline.
How Catholic Charities is Helping During COVID-19
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 05:00 am
Catholic Charities continues to help people in need throughout Western New York, as it has for more than 96 years.  Reach out to us at 716-218-1419 if we can help you with: 
Catholic Charities announces $3.75 million raised to date for Appeal 2020
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:00 am
Appeal Sunday, a decades-long Palm Sunday tradition, would have played out in parishes across the Diocese of Buffalo this weekend. Volunteers would greet Mass attendees at the church vestibule or ensure they were encouraged by their Pastor to put their envelopes in the basket as it was passed. Although none of that will happen because of the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities of Buffalo today provided its first update on Appeal 2020.
Joyce Family Food Pantry & Outreach Adjusts Service Because of COVID-19
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 05:00 pm
Catholic Charities' Joyce Family Food Pantry & Outreach, 67 E. Pearl St., Wellsville, is adjusting service next month because of the COVID-19 virus: the Easter Food Box will be given out with pantry clients' April pantry visit, and extended hours will be offered during Holy Week (April 6-10). Also, clients are asked to call ahead for their April visit, and until further notice.
Grocery stores and a local restaurant are reaching out to Catholic Charities, along with FeedMore of Western New York, to share their excess.
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:00 am
Yesterday, Catholic Charities food pantry staff, as well as employees from its Workforce and Education and Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, pitched in to pick up and sort eggs, pastries, vegetables, fruit and more for distribution to​the agency's nine food pantries in three counties (Erie, Cattaraugus and Allegany).
Catholic Charities Workforce and Education Program Switches to Distance Learning, Distributes Care Packages to Students
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 03:40 pm
Challenging times call for creative methods. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Catholic Charities' Department of Workforce and Education this week transitioned its high school equivalency preparatory classes to distance learning, as on-site classes were suspended. 
Catholic Charities to Temporarily Close Select Programs March 15-March 21
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 03:00 pm
Keeping both our clients' and volunteers' healthy and safety a top priority, Catholic Charities has elected to temporarily close three programs next week.
Catholic Charities Receives $1.7 Million in Grants from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been named a first-round grantee of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, receiving a total of $1,743,204 from the foundation to establish or expand three programs focusing on aspects of education and training.
Statement by Deacon Steve Schumer Regarding Announcement by The Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 02:35 pm
"The anticipated and now formal announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo regarding its pursuit of reorganization through Chapter 11 provides Catholic Charities of Buffalo another opportunity to communicate that we are a separate nonprofit organization, a distinct entity from the Diocese. As such, we are not involved or included in the process.
Volunteers from Niagara County Help Support Appeal 2020
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 01:00 pm
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop today to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County.
Volunteers from Erie County Help Launch Appeal 2020 with Second County Workshop
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 11:00 am
About 112 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Feb. 12 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Erie County.
Volunteers from Erie County Help Launch Appeal 2020
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:00 am
About 40 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 29 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Erie County.
Volunteers from Chautauqua County Help Launch Appeal 2020
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 01:00 pm
About 25 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 25 to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Chautauqua County.
Volunteers from Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties Help Launch Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:00 pm
About 44 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop, Saturday, Jan. 18 to help launch Appeal 2020 in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties.
Appeal 2020 Launches for Volunteers in Tri-County Area
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 10:00 am
About 40 Appeal parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Jan. 8 to help kick off Appeal 2020 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Catholic Charities Launches Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:00 am
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020 setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints New President and CEO
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 02:00 pm
Following an extensive five month search by the Board of Trustees, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo and Chair of the Board of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, announces the appointment of Deacon Steve Schumer as the organization's new President and CEO, effective Jan. 6, 2020.
East Delavan Academy Construction & Trades Training Program Graduates Second Class
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 03:00 pm
The East Delavan Academy Construction & Trades Training Program, a collaborative effort between Catholic Charities Workforce and Education and 716 Ministries, graduated nine students today. This was the second graduating class from the Academy; the first group graduated in April.
Catholic Charities Renames Wellsville Pantry to Joyce Family Food Pantry and Outreach
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities' Wellsville Food Pantry and Outreach at its Wellsville office, 67 East Pearl St., officially bears a new name. During a Holiday Open House held earlier today, the pantry was designated as the Joyce Family Food Pantry and Outreach.
Silver Creek Church Offers Free Faith-based Respite Program
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 02:00 pm
Program is collaboration between Catholic Charities and Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church
Catholic Charities WIC Relocates Four Offices
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 10:55 am
Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program recently relocated three of its Erie County offices, with a fourth move planned for its Jamestown office in Chautauqua County this week. The effected Erie County offices were located in Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Blasdell.
Catholic Charities to Host Open House of Services Nov. 25
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 10:00 am
Catholic Charities' Wellsville office will hold a Holiday Open House from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the counseling office, 67 East Pearl St., Wellsville.
YMCA and Catholic Charities Partner to Expand Services of Kinship Caregiver Program in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 11:00 am
Teaming up to help relative caregivers, the Olean and Wellsville YMCAs and Catholic Charities of Buffalo are proud to announce their strategic partnership to help provide further support to grandparents, relatives and friends who are raising and caring for children in Cattaraugus County and expand services to Allegany County.
Peaceprints of WNY, Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the Erie County Sheriff's Office Launch Collaborative Local Reentry Pilot Initiative
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 11:00 am
Peaceprints of WNY was recently awarded a $1,000,000 grant by the United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs Second Chance Act to implement Project Blue, a comprehensive reentry program for those returning from our local jail. Project Blue will provide intensive case management services for individuals being released from Erie County Jail and Holding Center. The program includes pre- and post-release services, evidenced based programming such as Ready, Set, Work! wraparound services, mentoring, housing coordination, comprehensive educational and employment services and access to healthcare services.
Joint Statement from the Western New York Refugee and Asylee Consortium Opposing the FY2020 Refugee Resettlement Cap
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 03:00 pm
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This is the lowest number since the U.S. resettlement program was established nearly 40 years ago. The Trump administration has reduced the annual ceiling from 110,000 (in the last year of the Obama Administration), to 45,000 in 2018, and 30,000 in 2019. These cuts have broken with the longstanding tradition of bi-partisan support for refugee resettlement in the United States.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo to Open Kenmore Food Pantry and Outreach September 9
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo will open its ninth food pantry and outreach site Monday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m., at Catholic Charities' 3370 Delaware Ave., Kenmore site.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Partners with Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church to Offer Free Respite Program in Silver Creek
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 01:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has partnered with Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church in Silver Creek to offer a free, monthly respite program for people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias beginning Saturday, Oct. 19.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Receives Expedited Reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 10:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has achieved its third consecutive national reaccreditation - gaining it in an expedited process for the first time - through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent, non-profit accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations.
Local Resettlement and Immigration Organizations, Joined by Community and Elected Representatives, Urge President to Reverse Reported Intent to Virtually Shut Down Refugee Admissions
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Leaders of local immigration and resettlement organizations led the call this afternoon for Trump administration officials to reverse its apparent proposal to virtually shut down the refugee resettlement program in Fiscal Year 2020, at a time when the world faces its worst refugee crisis in history. A total of 1.4 million refugees are in need of resettlement globally and 40,000 of those already are approved for resettlement in the United States.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo Partners with Immaculate Conception Church to Offer Free Respite Program in Ransomville
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 09:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has partnered with Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville to offer a free, monthly respite program for people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias beginning Thursday, Sept. 12.
 

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