Albany and Capital Region Catholic Charities assistance programs.
The Catholic Charities Capital Region Outreach Services is based in Albany New York but it serves the entire area. It works with churches and non-profits in an effort to provide social services and emergency assistance to the low income and people who are struggling.
Catholic Charities Tri-County Services agency coordinates an array of essential basic need and youth services in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties including day care, after-school and summer programs, a youth enrichment program, school social work services, emergency assistance, furniture assistance, food pantries, a soup kitchen, re-entry services, outreach and casework services, an auto loan program, and information and referral assistance. Phone: (518) 512-3577.
Delaware and Otsego Counties Catholic Charities administers some or all of the following. Child/Day Care Resource and referral services can help students and teenagers and is available through the Child Care Connection Program. Various mediation services are offered, including even information on credit counseling. They may have direct emergency assistance for homeless prevention or more than likely provide referrals. The center is also a main site for Catholic Charities Single Room Occupancy Housing Program, Community Maternity Services, and FIDELIS Insurance Sign Up programs. The main office is in Oneonta (607) 432-0061.
Caregivers Support Services is offered for people who are caring for their older friends, spouses, and parents. In addition, the Albany center also operates a kinship care program that focuses on supporting relatives, such as grandparents or uncles, who are raising children.
Columbia & Greene County families can sign up for numerous social services such as WIC, Kinship Caregiving Program, Emergency financial assistance, Parenting classes, Supervised Visitation and Consultation to Head Start programs. (518) 828-8660
Catholic Charities Disabilities Services can assist people and families with developmental disabilities including residential habilitation, information and referral, and service coordination. Call (518) 783-1111, or find information on Social Security Disability Advocates.
AIDS Services are available. They can provide referral for substance abuse treatment, intensive Case Management, support services and emergency medical assistance for Medicaid-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS. (518) 449-3581
Catholic Charities of Fulton & Montgomery Counties is based in Johnstown New York. Phone (518) 762-8313. Provides housing and case management for the homeless and also parenting classes. The non-profit also coordinates a food pantry, mediation, domestic violence services and counseling.
The Housing Office is available across the region. It helps people behind on their rent, facing eviction, or who are currently homeless. Many services are offered by Catholic Charities, including referrals and assistance accessing emergency rental programs. Also get help in searching for employment. This Center also offers these and other support services for low income Hispanic and Latino individuals and families. 518-459-0183
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County offers resources such as Senior Services, Domestic Violence Programs, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Emergency Services, Food Pantry, Health Insurance and Long Term Care Services, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (Food Stamps), Runaway and Homeless Youth, and a Thrift Shop. 61 West Street, Ilion, New York 13357, Telephone (315) 894-9917
Sunnyside Child Development Center provides after school programs for children and students up to the age of 5. Access sessions for computers, recreation, and more. The location is based out of Troy. (518) 274-5986
CoNSERNS-U (Community Network of Schodack, East Greenbush, Rensselaer, Nassau and Sand Lake) can be reached at (518) 463-8571. Assistance programs offered include a Christmas store, free food pantry, crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, emergency financial assistance, Wheels for Work, clothe-a-child and other low cost or free holiday projects.
Anyone that needs furniture can try nearby agencies such as the Salvation Army. Note that Catholic Charities does not provide this service. But there may be churches and other local charities and Thrift stores that offer goods. The agencies collect furniture and household items donated by businesses and individuals. Eligible low-income individuals and families from the greater Albany region are able to pick up needed items at the furniture warehouse. These other charities and thrift stores may also provide clothing, free back to school supplies, Christmas assistance and more.
Roarke Center, based at 107 Fourth Street, Troy, New York 12180 and can be reached at (518) 273-8351, tries to improve the quality of life of the needy. All programs and resources are carried out in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Receive emergency rental or utility bill assistance. Food and meals may be served. Also look into medical services for the uninsured in cooperation with Seton Heath. Adult literacy, computer training, and family budgeting assistance are all available too.
Catholic Charities Housing Office (CCHO) offers emergency rental assistance and low-cost housing to those in need. Case managers also provide supportive services for individuals and families struggling with homelessness as well refugees and victims of human trafficking. Call (518) 459-0183. They also run Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Residences and units in the region.
Sister Maureen Joyce Center runs a soup kitchen and food pantry in Albany at 315 Sheridan Ave. They feed the poor, hungry, homeless and others. Or find other free soup kitchens, including those run by the Salvation Army.
Center for Community Collaboration helps the low income and homeless in the Capital Region of New York. The non-profit Center offers resume and employment search assistance, housing information and referrals, support services, emergency financial assistance, free technology resources, use of a computer as well as information and referrals to programs and treatment providers. (518) 462-6876
Catholic Charities also works with churches and residents of Herkimer County. Social workers and case managers offer Food Stamp applications, Counseling, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Emergency Services, Food Pantry, Health Insurance and Long Term Care Services, Runaway and Homeless Youth, a gently used Thrift Shop, and Senior Assistance Services. 61 West Street, Ilion, NY 13357, main phone (315) 894-9917
Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties Catholic Charities will have very limited financial aid. Most of their services are counseling and referrals. Sign up for mentoring and programs for the Elderly. Domestic violence and housing resources are offered too. 142 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, call (518) 587-5000
Catholic Charities of Schoharie County programs include the following. Assistance for victims of domestic violence and crime, therapy, a community service restitution program, a food pantry and a food buying program, a thrift shop, emergency rent and energy bill assistance, and a mediation program for a number of matters. 489 West Main St., Cobleskill, NY 12034. Main number is (518) 234-3581.
Hilltowns Community Resource Center of Westerlo works with Catholic Charities to provide information and referral, food pantry, advocacy, canned goods, crisis intervention, casework services and special projects, such as holiday assistance and free back to school programs. (518) 797-5256
Catholic Charities Senior Services in Schenectady County administers home delivered meals, transportation, fee for service weekend transportation program, senior dining centers, and information on agency on aging services. An adult day care program is also available. (518) 372-5667
United Tenants of Albany provides homeowner counseling, including foreclosure prevention. Also receive landlord/tenant mediation. Several homeless prevention services are offered for the poor as well as low and moderate income in Albany. Call (518) 436-8997, or find more information on rental assistance in the Albany area.
Other New York counties supported by Catholic Charities include the following. Delaware, Warren, Columbia, Rensselaer, and Washington. Call one of the locations above for information if you live in those regions. When it comes to transportation, Wheels and Ways to Work Program is not longer available. But there can be other transportation and car programs for eligible individuals in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. Find more details on government grant programs for cars.