Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do You have to be Catholic To Receive Our Services?
  2. Do You Have to Know About the Catholic Religion to Work as a Volunteer With Catholic Charities?
  3. Are Catholic Charities' Services Designed For or Targeted At Specific Age Groups?
  4. How qualified is the Catholic Charities' Staff?
  5. How Satisfied Are the Catholic Charities' Clients with Services Provided?
  6. How Much Experience Does Catholic Charities Have in Broome County?
  7. What Makes Catholic Charities Stand Out From Other Organizations?
  8. Is Catholic Charities Administered By a Clergyman?
  9. What Is The Biggest Issue That Catholic Charities Faces?
  10. Do you charge for your services?
  11. Where can I find your services?
  12. I know someone who is pregnant and she doesn't know what to do. Can you help her?
  13. If I give a gift, how will it be used?
  1. No, Catholic Charities is an accessible organization that touches many lives and offers services to people of all denominations.

  2. No, to be a volunteer or an employee, the only things you must possess are love, caring, and understanding for other people. We are proud of each of our many volunteers, and our employees.

  3. Are Catholic Charities' Services Designed For or Targeted At Specific Age Groups?

    Catholic Charities provides services for all ages. Among other services, we have a senior citizen's center, a food pantry and mental health center that serves the special needs' population.

  4. How qualified is the Catholic Charities' Staff?

    Our Staff is highly trained, educated and certified. Our mission is to provide clients with the highest degree of professionalism and caring.

  5. In a recent annual agency survey, 92% of our clients responded positively overall.

  6. We have been in Broome County for over 75 years, and the organization itself originated in 1923 in Syracuse, New York.

  7. What Makes Catholic Charities Stand Out From Other Organizations?

    We have a reputation for providing high quality services, flexibility, an open atmosphere, and respect for the dignity of each individual who comes to our agency for assistance.

  8. Is Catholic Charities Administered By a Clergyman?

    No, but many years ago it was. Today, we are managed with the help of many dedicated religious and lay workers.

  9. What Is The Biggest Issue That Catholic Charities Faces?

    We continue to struggle to work toward eliminating the root causes of poverty that envelops so many individuals. Poverty continues to persist in our society today. Through our Catholic social teachings, Catholic Charities respects the worth and dignity of every individual that seeks our assistance.

  10. Do you charge for your services?

    Some of our services and programs do have charges associated with them, but if an individual can provide assurance that he or she is unable to pay, we will waive or reduce these fees.

  11. Where can I find your services?

    Each program described on our Web site has the name, address and telephone numbers of the programs providing that service.

  12. Please have this person call the Pregnancy/Parenting/Adoption Service at: (607) 729-9166.

  13. All gifts received are used by Catholic Charities to help the needy as detailed in this web site.