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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.
Catholic Charities Response to COVID-19, and Reminders
Thu, Apr 2nd 2020 05:00 am
Catholic Charities is updating the community here about service changes impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are here to help as always, and we are continuing to serve our neighbors in Western New York with the most essential services!
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.
Leaders express gratitude as 2019 Appeal achieves $9.3 million
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Charities officials announced today that the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,308,843 in cash and pledges, representing 85% of its $11 million goal.
Oppression and Domestic Violence Topics of Conference Hosted by Catholic Charities, NOMAS, VCS Inc.
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 03:00 pm
Issues of oppression and their intersection with violence will be the focus of a two-day conference hosted by Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Domestic Violence Program for Men, in collaboration with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and VCS Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New York City. The conference, titled "A Summer Gathering!," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2, at the Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.
Community's response fulfills $100,000 match challenge made by Wellsville businessman
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 11:00 am
In less than two weeks, the generous Western New York community has responded to fulfill the match challenge made by a Wellsville businessman. As of June 26th, a total of $108,972 in contributions, large and small, have been received to exceed the goal set by Charlie Joyce on June 13 when he pledged another $100,000 as a match to help close the gap for the 2019 Appeal.
Catholic Charities, Ministry of Concern Mark Collaboration with Sign Installation in Batavia
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 02:00 pm
Following a year of increased collaboration, Catholic Charities installed a sign for Ministry of Concern in the waiting area of its 25 Liberty Street office on Wednesday morning. The occasion formally marked the agencies' partnership and to stand as a visible reminder to the community that Ministry of Concern services are available at that site.
Catholic Charities WIC Program to Host Five Healthy Baby Festivals in Three Counties in July and August
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
Expectant and young families are invited to five Healthy Baby Festivals planned for three counties during July and August by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The free events offer activities for children and information for parents and run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at sites in Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Catholic Charities, Gerard Place and Northland Workforce Training Center Join to Host Summer Service Event
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Gerard Place and Northland Workforce Training Center are teaming up to host East Delavan Summer Service Social Event for residents of Buffalo's East Side. The free community event, slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, will be held in the parking lot across from Catholic Charities' Workforce and Education site at 1001 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo.
Catholic Charities recognizes largest single donation in the 95-year history of the Appeal
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 09:00 am
With just over two weeks to go in the 2019 Appeal, Catholic Charities today recognized Charlie Joyce of Wellsville for his personal gift of $250,000, as well as his corporate gift of $100,000 from Otis Eastern Service LLC. At $350,000, this is the single largest personal and corporate donation in the 95-year history of the Appeal.
 

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