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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.


Mar 16th, 2017

Above, members of the Project Joseph team tend to St. Agnes Cemetery in late summer 2016.

Our Project Joseph team works on a wide variety of jobs throughout the county. They do maintenance and renovations at Catholic Charities properties, repair stones in cemeteries, remove snow at vacant...


Mar 15th, 2017

Every year at the House of Providence Dinner, we award three individuals who have, through their generosity and dedication to others, had an incredible positive impact on the community. We look forward to celebrating the following honorees at this year’s House of Providence Dinner, which will...


Feb 22nd, 2017

At Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, our focus is on making a positive difference for people in Central New York, but as a Catholic organization, we’re proud to be part of a broader effort to serve the most vulnerable people around the world. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is one...


Feb 16th, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

Above, two staff members wait by the back entrance to assist volunteers.

Many nights at our Men’s Shelter, hot meals arrive piled high in the backs of vans and cars driven by dedicated volunteers. The meals are provided by volunteers who generously donate their own time and resources to...


Feb 15th, 2017

Update March 8th: Executive Director Mike Melara talks with about the impact of the revised executive orders that were signed March 6, 2017. 

February 15: On January 27th, executive orders were signed that severely restricted refugee resettlement in the United States. Since...


Jan 27th, 2017

Since 1923, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County has been committed to working for the benefit of the most vulnerable members of our community.  We are dedicated to the idea that all human life is of infinite value.  We serve people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, or any...


Jan 18th, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

Our Parenting Programs help local families prepare for new babies and care for young children. They provide crucial support in the first years of children’s lives to help set them on a path for success. And, right now, they’re in need of a helping hand.

Specifically, our Parenting...


Jan 16th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Denise Headd as Chief Development Officer. Ms. Headd joins Catholic Charities with a decade of experience in community relations and fundraising for local nonprofits.  Most recently, Ms. Headd served as Director of Development for the Friends...


Jan 1st, 2017

In May 2017, we updated our website and blog. All blog posts created in Decmber 2016 or earlier can be viewed at their original location here: