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May 9th, 2017

On May 7, 2017, we hosted a Procession of Neighbors with InterFaith Works. The Procession invited people of all faith traditions to join together to demonstrate solidarity with the refugee community in Syracuse and with all seeking refuge around the world. Thank you to everyone who joined us! We...


Apr 18th, 2017
by Mike Melara, Executive Director

My daughter, who is majoring in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Scranton, recently sent me an article by Rachel Remen.  I thought to myself, in my most condescending voice, “How cute of Juliana to send me this article.”  And then I read the piece.  And I was humbled.  Not by any...


Apr 17th, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator

Love Mouity has degrees from several colleges: SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Onondaga Community College and a few universities in Paris. The degrees from Paris are good ones, but didn’t translate well in the American job market. So, when he arrived in Syracuse as a...


Apr 3rd, 2017
by Bridget Dunn, Communications Coordinator

Above, a staff member helps a young girl with homework after school.

Tarana* is a bright, determined 18-year-old. She is also an Afghani refugee from Pakistan. She arrived in Syracuse just two months ago with no English skills and limited formal education.

Starting a new school as...


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...