People’s column

Catholic Charities meeting challenges


The need today is real and Catholic Charities is, as it has been for the last century, here to meet the challenge. Hope is central to the work we do every day. Hope for our neighbors when they are homeless, hungry, in need or troubled. Everything starts with hope, thanks to the generosity and support of those who give through the annual Appeal.

Now underway through June 30, Appeal 2024, the agency’s 100th campaign, helps fund many programs and services administered by Catholic Charities along with several ministries through the Fund for the Faith.

In just the past year, more than 13,600 neighbors of all ages, faiths or no faith throughout Chautauqua County were given hope by the programs and services offered by Catholic Charities. These include basic emergency assistance such as support for food and resources for housing, administering the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) federal nutrition program, in-school social work program in a Catholic elementary school, and working with domestic violence offenders for systemic social change.

Thank you for choosing to give Hope by supporting this year’s Appeal. Please visit ccwny.org/donation.

And if you or someone you know needs Hope in Chautauqua County, call us at our Dunkirk office at 716-366-3533 or our Jamestown office at 716-484-9188.


Chautauqua County District Director,

Catholic Charities


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