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Oct 13th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make our October 11th Salt City Shaker a success! We had a wonderful time getting to know over 100 supporters and honoring Merike Treier, Executive Director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, with the Mover and Shaker Award. Thanks to ticket sales, sponsors,...


Oct 5th, 2017

Help make this a great Halloween for local kids!

We're accepting new and gently used Halloween Costumes now through Friday, October 20th. The costumes will be distributed to kids right here in Syracuse who might otherwise go without. Costumes can be brought to reception at the first floor of our...


Sep 27th, 2017

Every day, we at Catholic Charities of Onondaga County are committed to welcoming the stranger. We serve everyone regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality or any other consideration. Our programs are many but they are joined in one purpose: serving those in greatest need so that they can...


Sep 5th, 2017

As the country continues to see the devastating and heartbreaking images from Hurricane Harvey, Catholic Charities agencies are rolling their sleeves and providing on the ground support. Catholic Charities USA is working in conjunction with the local agencies and parishes to setup shelters,...


Aug 4th, 2017
Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

Kurt frowned thoughtfully and swapped an orange mum for a red one. 

"Balances better, right?" he asked a coworker, who considered the mums and the nearby hostas. He nodded in agreement and went back to raking mulch. 

Kurt and five fellow employees of Anaren, Inc. spent this morning...


Aug 3rd, 2017
Michael F. Melara, Executive Director

I recently watched a Ted Talks given by Matthew Riley, an EMT in Long Island, who has responded to countless near-fatal accidents. During the course of his work, Mr. Riley has encountered accident victims where it was clear they would not survive their injuries and there was nothing he could do...


Jul 27th, 2017
Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

This week, several groups from our CYO Summer Academy were able to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! Our thanks to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Onondaga County Parks system for making this visit possible.

Our CYO Summer Academy is an educational and recreational day program for the...


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...