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A space to think about and discuss issues that impact the members of our community who are most vulnerable and in greatest need.

 

Apr 20th, 2018

People of all faith communities are invited to join a prayerful procession in solidarity with refugees on May 6th. Along the route, the procession will pause at several faith centers in a gesture of welcome and acceptance. This is a family friendly event co-hosted by CCOC and InterFaith Works....

 

Mar 13th, 2018

CBA student Katrina Makayan recently completed five hours of service at our CYO Refugee Services as part of a class assignment. Below is an excerpt from a poem she wrote about the experience. We are deeply grateful to Katrina, her fellow youth volunteers, and all supporters of our work. You help...

 

Feb 19th, 2018

We are currently seeking to fill many positions! You can view the full list here. Several jobs of particular urgency are listed below. You can also learn more about Benefits, Pay & Rewards.

Caseworker – Supportive Housing – Full Time – Temporary 6 months:
Basic Function/Purpose:...

 

Feb 15th, 2018

Yesterday our Vincent House after school program had a Valentine's Day party! The kids filled handmade mailboxes with handmade valentines and candy and then took a swing at a unicorn pinata, who was quickly defeated. Take a look at the photos below to join in on the fun!

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Feb 9th, 2018

An Account from Emergency Services

Judith* had been living in a Senior Apartment for seven years when she unexpectedly had a change in her household composition.  When her daughter’s involvement in illegal activity resulted in a prison sentence, Judith suddenly found herself with custody...

 

Feb 5th, 2018

By Michael Melara, Executive Director

I’m exhausted.  Not by the work we do every day at Catholic Charities.  Not by the increasing demands placed on our agency and the people that we serve.  Not by the challenges we face as a community in terms of reducing poverty and other social...

 

Jan 29th, 2018

A Story from Staff at Dorothy Day House

Shauna* had faced a lot of adversity in life but, at age 23, was looking forward to starting college so that she could build a more stable life for herself and her two-year-old daughter. Just as she was about to get back to school, however, conflict...

 

Jan 12th, 2018

By Michael Melara, Executive Director

This is my friend, Raphael. I met him and his two daughters, Belvic and Octavie, in 2016. I greeted them at the Syracuse Airport with a team of coworkers from Catholic Charities whose work it was to resettle Rafael’s family. They were refugees from...

 

Jan 9th, 2018
Danielle Cummings, Chancellor/Director of Communications, Diocese of Syracuse

Most Rev. Robert J, Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. Melara as the CEO of Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities, Inc. effective January 5, 2018.  Mr. Melara has served as the Interim CEO for the past year while maintaining his...