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Catholic Charities Promotes Elise Pogorzelski to Senior Director

By School Based Services, News, Leadership

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the promotion of Elise Pogorzelski to senior director, school-based services. In this new role, she oversees Catholic Charities’ school-based offerings, which include the in-school social work, closing the gap, and foster grandparent programs, as well as works toward expanding partner networks and community-based service…

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Catholic Charities Seeking Seniors and Volunteers for Telephone Assurance Program, Home Visitation and Friendly Phones Programs

By Older Adults, News

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is looking for both older adults and volunteers to participate in its Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) in Erie County, and for the Home Visitation and Friendly Phones programs in Genesee and Orleans counties. All three programs depend on dedicated volunteers to provide one-hour weekly phone calls…

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Catholic Charities Seeking Santa’s Workshop Donations, Recipients, and Volunteers

By Services, Family & Parent Resources, Parish Outreach & Advocacy, Fundraising & Support, News

With the holiday season underway, the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa’s Workshop are again seeking donations, recipients, and volunteers to help ensure all children in Western New York have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning. As part of the WNY Holiday Partnership, Catholic Charities’ Christmas program…

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Catholic Charities Appoints Rikki Nawotka-Ace to Senior Director

By Immigration, News, Leadership

 Catholic Charities of Buffalo has named Rikki Nawotka-Ace, LMSW as senior director. In her new role, Nawotka-Ace will join the program operations team and oversee Catholic Charities’ resettlement programming, including the immigration and refugee assistance program. “Rikki’s energy, leadership, and expertise will strengthen our commitment to the people and communities…

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Catholic Charities Honors Outstanding and Longtime Participants in Foster Grandparents Program

By Older Adults, News, Services

Catholic Charities of Buffalo recently recognized several of its foster grandparent program participants. At a recent recognition event, recipients of the Foster Grandparent of the Year and the Henry Osinski Community Service Award were honored, in addition to several foster grandparents marking 10 and 15 years of service. This year’s…

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