by Kaitlin Jackson
The Wyoming County office of Catholic Charities has moved to a larger, more accessible site and is now serving clients two days each week on the campus of Community Action for Wyoming County in Building #1, 6470 State Rt. 20A, Perry.
The previous site located on West Buffalo Street in Warsaw operated just one day each week.
Individuals and families seeking emergency basic assistance or counseling services, or other assistance and referral, through Catholic Charities will find the new location open Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 13.
“Through an agreement with Community Action for Wyoming County, we are able to triple our space over our previous location, provide an accessible, barrier free site and maintain staff there a second day every week,” said Dan Greene, district director for Catholic Charities’ services in Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties. “We also look forward to providing services on the campus with other local human service organizations.”
Services available in the Tri-County area are located in Perry, Albion and Batavia. They include basic assistance; counseling for individuals, couples and families; Domestic Violence Offenders program; Our Kids: Parent Education and Awareness Program, Home Visitation Program for homebound seniors in Genesee and Orleans counties, Friendly Phones for seniors in Orleans County, and Eastern Wyoming County Outreach for nursing home and hospital patients.
For information or assistance through the Perry office, please call (585) 786-3440.
The Batavia office is located at 25 Liberty St., Suite 7 at (585) 343-0614; and in Albion at 243 South Main St. at (585) 589-7477.
Catholic Charities has helped individuals and families in need since its founding in 1923. That need is varied and widespread – from emergency assistance to counseling and from specialized services for the elderly to help with job training and education. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assess its clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.
Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives. Catholic Charities receives the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.