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Isaiah Seeber is a sweet young boy who just celebrated his 5th birthday! He could have written a long list of gifts he would like to receive at his birthday party, but instead he asked his friends to bring toys to donate to refugee families in the area. Read more »

CFC announces 4 new directors elected to serve a 3-years term beginning July 1, 2017 Read more »

All 2017 Awardees came to Rochester as refugees or immigrants. The following high school seniors received scholarship awards from Catholic Family Center. Read more »

Catholic Charities of New York started when the New York State Legislature incorporated the collection of charitable agencies from the eight archdioceses of New York. April 24 will mark 100 years since this legislation was passed. Governor Cuomo has announced that April 24 will be Catholic Charities Day in New York "as a remembrance and a recollection of the great work and the birthplace of an agency that has helped literally millions and millions of New Yorkers." Mayor Lovely Warren has issued a similar proclamation, marking April 24 as Catholic Family Center Day in Rochester, NY. Read more »

Catholic Family Center stands in solidarity with refugees around the world and here in our own community in emphatic opposition to the Executive Order that halts the resettlement of refugees into the United States. Read more »

A statement from our CEO, Marlene Bessette, in regards to the Governor’s State of the State Address. Read more »

Over 100 people and dozens of schools and companies made dreams come true for over 750 people in our city through Catholic Family Center's Adopt-a-Family program. Read more »

CFC received nearly $1.7M in program funds from New York State's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. These funds will be used to improve Sanctuary House, which serves women, and women with children, who are currently homeless or at risk of being homeless as defined by NYS Social Service law. Read more »

The new fee will be $640 (plus a $85 biometrics fee) per application, totaling $725. In addition to increasing the N-400 application fee by $45, USCIS has also added a partial fee waiver process separate from the full fee waiver process. Read more »

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser to address hunger and homelessness in our community. Come share a simple meal, select a handmade bowl and shop our silent auction. The bowl serves as a reminder that someone else's bowl is always empty. Read more »

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser to address hunger and homelessness in our community. Come share a simple meal, select a handmade bowl and shop our silent auction. The bowl serves as a reminder that someone else's bowl is always empty. Read more »

Made possible through New York State Vital Access Provider (VAP) funding, this new clinic serves the needs of 200 existing clients, and will offer walk-in hours for new clients in the afternoons, serving an unmet need for families in Monroe County. Recently, Catholic Family Center’s Mental Health Services program received a 3 year licensure renewal from the NYS Office of Mental Health. Read more »

CFC has been awarded $1.3 million from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under its Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration initiative. This four-year project will enable CFC to co-locate primary care providers with mental health and substance abuse treatment clinicians to more effectively address the physical health needs of behavioral health clients. Read more »

The Empty Bowls Rochester Steering Committee invites artists of all mediums to create and donate bowls for Empty Bowls Rochester 2016. The event will be held on October 20, 2016, 5:00 p.m. at the Kodak Theater on the Ridge, 200 W Ridge Rd, Rochester 14615. Many Rochester area artists have already generously gifted their time and beautiful talent to this event in the past; however, as we are expecting over 500 participants in this year's event, much more help is needed! Read more »

You may notice that the many local papers, radio and online news outlets are talking about this announcement last week involving Catholic Family Center, poverty in Rochester, and the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (referred to as "RMAPI", and pronounced "our-mappy"). Read more »

Catholic Family Center and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be hosting a discussion with experts on potential problems facing new citizens and immigrants, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in the United States. Read more »

July 1 marks the first anniversary of Catholic Family Center's Community Resource Services' new location at 539 Joseph Ave, Rochester, NY 14605. At this location, we provide assistance with housing and financial issues, holiday programs, and short-term case management for families in economic crisis. We also have a food pantry and other basic emergency items like diapers and personal hygiene products at our location. Read more »

Nearly 10,000 people are turning 65 years old every day in the United States. With the senior population growing faster than any other age group, organizations like Catholic Family CENTER are experiencing an increased demand for social service programs focused on seniors. Unfortunately, only 2 percent of funding from the nation's largest grant makers is specifically focused on seniors. cATHOLIC fAMILY CENTER relies on the generous support of the rochester community to continue programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and enhance their quality of life. Read more »

Catholic Family Center (CFC) is pleased to provide the following press release from Peace Islands Institute, regarding their 12th Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony. CFC is honored to have been selected to receive the Community Service Award for long and dedicated service to the community. Other honorees include Dr. Anne Kress, Norm Silverstein and Chief Mark Henderson of the Brighton Police. Read more »

Catholic Family Center CEO, Marlene Bessette, announces the creation of a new Mission Advancement Team, bringing together roles dedicated to strategy, marketing, fundraising, advocacy, parish outreach, volunteer management, grant-writing, and business development. Sally Partner, who has been serving Catholic Family Center (CFC) as Vice President of Community Services, will lead this team. Read more »

Catholic Family Center opened the doors of its third mental health clinic site, located at 1645 St. Paul Street. This new site in Rochester was made possible through New York State Vital Access Provider (VAP) funding awarded to Catholic Family Center to expand services and increase capacity to serve more clients. The new clinic will serve the needs of 200 existing clients, and will offer walk-in hours for new clients in the afternoons, serving an unmet need for families in Monroe County. Read more »

Marlene Bessette, President and CEO of Catholic Family Center was honored as the Executive of the Year by the Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester's 2015 Greater Rochester Award ceremony held on October 27, 2015. The awards celebrate the exceptional work done by our community's human services sector and honor non-profit professionals who make greater Rochester a better place to live. Read more »

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