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Lori VanAuken

New York’s Safety Net for 100 Years

Every organization reaches milestones. In 2015, Catholic Charities Community Services celebrated its 35th year of service to our 12 County catchment area, serving annually, over 3,000 people who live with special needs and significant health challenges. In 2017 we are excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities across New York State. But looking at the fiscal implications of the 2018 proposed federal budget raises concerns about continuing this legacy of services.  MORE>

Lori VanAuken
Executive Director

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Featured Service Areas

Developmental Disabilities

Delivering residential, vocational, and community services that foster the inclusion and independence of people living with developmental disabilities.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Supporting people with TBI and their families as they adapt to living safely and independently.

Chronic Illnesses

Coordinating and managing care for people with mental illness, substance abuse, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.


Helping people with HIV and their families adhere to their medical treatments, access housing and emergency services, pursue vocational and employment services, provide support for their families, and instill hope in times of despair.

Training Opportunities for Professionals (TOP)

Training Opportunities for Professionals, brings together professional staff with precise skills in providing high-quality education, advocacy, and staff development to not-for-profit service organizations. TOP combines evidence-based approaches and professional experience to develop trainings that are practical, affordable, and adaptable.

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