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Oct 4th, 2018

Purchase Tickets

You can help make this year's Salt City Shaker the most successful one yet!


An anonymous donor has agreed to give $1,500 in support of this event if we are able to reach our goal of 150 reservations! That means that when you purchase a ticket for the Salt City...


Sep 28th, 2018
Bikash Regmi, Nurse Practitioner

Bikash Regmi (pictured below with his wife, Kumari) is a local nurse practitioner. He arrived in Syracuse as a refugee in 2009.

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is hosting a health fair and breast cancer awareness program for the Syracuse refugee community on Friday, October 5th,...


Sep 21st, 2018

Our counterparts in the Carolinas and Virginia are working hard to provide relief to communities impacted by Trocial Storm Florence. If you would like to support these efforts, you can donate via any of the below methods. Thank you for your kindness to those impacted by the storm. 



Sep 20th, 2018
Felicia Castricone

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is disheartened to learn that President Trump intends to reduce the number of refugees accepted into the United States from 45,000 to 30,000 in FY 2019. The 45,000 ceiling set in FY 2018, is the lowest in the history of the modern refugee program, which...


Aug 29th, 2018
Michael Melara, Executive Director

Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:13-14

This verse...


Aug 17th, 2018

This week, we capped off summer programs at the CYO with a multicultural celebration, fashion show and dance party! The program provides recreation and educational activities for children of recent refugee families. Highlights include field trips like afternoons at local beaches, parks, museums...


Jul 13th, 2018

Something incredible happened last month, thanks to our supporters! It started on June 20th, World Refugee Day, when an article was published on about Kyaw Myo. Kyaw is a young refugee from Burma. He arrived in Syracuse two years ago, just graduated from Nottingham High School and...


Jun 20th, 2018

By Michael Melara, Executive Director

On December 3, 2017, Bishop Cunningham declared a Year of the Family in the Diocese of Syracuse. “Family life” has a different meaning for each one of us. Growing up in an Italian household, most, if not all, of my family traditions were dictated by...


Jun 19th, 2018

Last weekend, the Skaneateles Vincent House Guild held their annual event to support the Vincent House Neighborhood Center. The event raises crucial funds for the Vincent House Neighborhood Center and makes it possible for kids to enjoy summer adventures like staying at Lourdes Camp. The Guild's...