CFC’s response to Governor’s State of the State Address.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rochester, NY … Please see below for a statement from our CEO, Marlene Bessette, in regards to the Governor’s State of the State Address:

“As an agency that has resettled tens of thousands of refugees over the decades and witnessed the lasting and positive contribution to the Rochester community, Catholic Family Center applauds Governor Cuomo’s New York Promise Agenda.

The American credo of providing opportunity for all has been severely threatened by the recent spate of hate speech and anti-immigrant sentiment our country has witnessed. The Governor’s proposal sends a strong message that we will not tolerate this crippling rhetoric and we will continue to provide newcomers to this country with the support they need to achieve future success and help grow our economy. This proposal sends the message that New York State will always open its arms to immigrants and give them the boost they need - not only to live - but to grow and thrive in New York.”


About Catholic Family Center: Catholic Family Center is the largest provider of comprehensive family services in the community and serves 32,000 families and individuals each year. A division of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, CFC offers compassionate and comprehensive services to families and individuals in need across all stages of life.

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