Local, State, and National Advocacy Working locally and at the state and federal level to promote social justice

Contact Information:

  • FYI:

    Please see more program resources beneath "About the Program"

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220

About the Program

Partners with the Diocesan Public Policy Committee to promote advocacy on social justice issues at the state and federal level. Works locally on Monroe County issues that threaten the well-being of the poor and vulnerable.

What the Program Offers

The Office of Social Policy distributes legislative alerts on topics of concern to Catholics through the weekly e-mail newsletter, Salt & Light. Contact Ruth Marchetti, rmarchetti@cfcrochester.org to sign up or click here to find the most recent editions.

Other opportunities to become involved in changing the systems and structures of our society that prevent individuals from enjoying full dignity and freedom include:

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Catholic Family Center Advocacy Persistent advocacy for the poor and vulnerable

Contact Information:

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220 x7021

About the Program

The CFC mission statement calls CFC to "persistent advocacy for the poor and vulnerable." The leaders of each department known as the Operational Leadership Team (OLT) have the responsibility to keep a balance between services and advocacy in the work of CFC.

What the Program Offers

Each department addresses issues of systemic change in collaboration with other agencies and coalitions. Under the leadership of the director of Social Policy, CFC carries out agency-wide advocacy addressing the issues faced by CFC clients.

The 2014 CFC Advocacy Agenda, as of July 28, 2014, is:

  • NY State Budget Priorities—Ongoing, year by year
    • Protect programs that save money and assist our clients, e.g. Kinship Care, Preventive Care, Supportive Housing, Reentry services, etc.
    • Support Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
  • Monroe County Department of Human Services
    • Address problems with phone, fax, and email communications with DHS.
    • Increase funding for subsidies for quality child care for low-income working families.
  • Integrate Public Policy Committee Issues of the Diocese of Rochester (DPPC) into the CFC Social Advocacy Agenda.  The 2014- 2015 DPPC issues are:
    • Education—Global Warming and Climate Change
    • Petition— Stop the expansion of Abortion in NY State Women's Equality Act
    • Education issue to be determined

State & National Partners Thinking globally, acting locally

Contact Information:

  • FYI:

    Please see more program resources beneath "About the Program"

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220 x7021

About the Program

We provide local support for the work of Catholic Charities USA, The New York State Catholic Conference and the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, especially in the areas of advocacy, fair trade and collections for CRS Rice Bowl and the catholic Campaign for Human Development.

What the Program Offers

Who is CFC

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