Housing, job training, advocacy, language skills and citizenship
From the Italian and Polish neighborhoods of the past to the Afghan, Burmese, Congolese & Ukrainian communities of today, Rochester has been enriched by those who add their music, art, food, and tradition to our community mosaic.
Support to Rochester’s immigrant community has been a cornerstone of Catholic Charities' work since our founding in 1917. Over the past 35 years, more than 15,000 refugees have resettled to Rochester, NY with the help of Catholic Charities Family and Community Services and our many partners.
Providing newly arrived refugees with services, resources, training, and other supports that allow them to rebuild hopeful lives and pursue enriching opportunities in their adopted homeland.Learn more
Catholic Charities has been assisting immigrants since 1917, and has been providing Immigration Assistance in conjunction with Federal and New York State programs since 1996.Learn more
Foster care services for youth whose lives have been torn apart by war and oppressionLearn more
Providing services that foster independence and self-sufficiency by facilitating refugees' entry into the workforce.Learn more
Providing translation and interpretation services where neededLearn more