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Jun 8th, 2017

Spring is a busy time in Syracuse and there are many events taking place in the city this weekend. Most of these events are community-minded ones. There is one, however, a march intended to intimidate our Muslim brothers and sisters, that runs in direct opposition to our core values as an...


Jun 6th, 2017
2017 House of Providence Photo Gallery

We enjoyed a beautiful evening with friends and supporters at our 32nd Annual House of Providence Dinner on on May 17th. Over 600 people from the community joined us to celebrate our honorees: Dr. Linda LeMura, Larry Bousquet and Leola Rodgers. Thank you to all who helped make this event a...


May 26th, 2017
by Cody Maggi, Social Venture Program Coordinator

In April 2016, Kamill Turner-Rosario joined Catholic Charities Culinary Arts for Self-Sufficiency Training Program. She came to us unsure of the path ahead of her, but eager to start the journey. 

During the program she was encouraged to explore different career and education pathways. “...


May 24th, 2017

When: Sunday, June 11th, from 1pm to 5pm  Where: Nottingham High School Sports Fields

The youth volunteers of our CYO Refugee Youth Progam are proud to present this celebration of the refugee community. This family event highlights many different cultures from Syracuse.

The event features...


May 19th, 2017

This week the Incredible Years Parenting Class Graduation included a special guest: staff and critters from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! Zoo staff came by with feathered friends and special activities for class participants on their last day. It was a great highlight in the course and a wonderful...


May 9th, 2017

On May 7, 2017, we hosted a Procession of Neighbors with InterFaith Works. The Procession invited people of all faith traditions to join together to demonstrate solidarity with the refugee community in Syracuse and with all seeking refuge around the world. Thank you to everyone who joined us! We...


Apr 18th, 2017
by Mike Melara, Executive Director

My daughter, who is majoring in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Scranton, recently sent me an article by Rachel Remen.  I thought to myself, in my most condescending voice, “How cute of Juliana to send me this article.”  And then I read the piece.  And I was humbled.  Not by any...


Apr 17th, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator

Love Mouity has degrees from several colleges: SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Onondaga Community College and a few universities in Paris. The degrees from Paris are good ones, but didn’t translate well in the American job market. So, when he arrived in Syracuse as a...


Apr 3rd, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

Above, a staff member helps a young girl with homework after school.

Tarana* is a bright, determined 18-year-old. She is also an Afghani refugee from Pakistan. She arrived in Syracuse just two months ago with no English skills and limited formal education.

Starting a new school as...