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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...


Jun 8th, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Northside CYO
529 N. Salina Street

In commemoration and celebration of World Refugee Day, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is hosting a day of Story Writing and Sharing at our CYO. Anyone who arrived in the United States as a refugee...


May 16th, 2018

It is with deepest gratitude that we thank the many people who made this year's House of Providence Dinner a success! The event was held on Wednesday, May 9th, at the SRC Arena and presented by J. W. Burns and Company Investment Counsel. Fr. Jim Mathews and Sister Patricia Bergan recieved the...


May 7th, 2018

On Sunday, May 6th, we co-hosted a procession to demonstrate solidarity with refugees and immigrants with our friends from InterFaith Works. About 200 people from many faith traditions joined the procession in a gesture of welcome and acceptance. We thank our many speakers, hosts (Destiny...


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:...