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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...


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...