It is often said that the only thing that is certain is change, and never in our lifetimes has change come as quickly, dramatically and unexpectedly as it has in these last few months. The COVID-19 pandemic brought rapid and sometimes chaotic change to all of us; but what never changes or wavers is our dedication to serve the poor and vulnerable. Yes, change is certain, but what is also certain is that Catholic Family Center will always respond to those who need us most.
As our 2019 report is being published, it is unclear what new challenges we will face post-COVID. All we can be sure of is that the challenges to be faced will likely be significant. The needs of the poor will grow as the effects of high rates of unemployment crash through our community, and our budgets will be put to the test as New York State adjusts to a new reality.
In this report, you will see an overview of all the good work accomplished in serving over 27,000 people in 2019. In addition, there’s as an in-depth view of our Family Prosperity initiatives, a very successful program that is designed to help the most desperate in our community find dignity and hope by overcoming barriers to employment.
A quick overview of Catholic Family Center