The mission of Catholic Charities is to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Inviting the involvement of the Church and the community, Catholic Charities fulfills this mission by empowering people through direct aid, counseling, community programs, outreach and advocacy. Our mission is based on Gospel values of respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life, charity and justice, according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Catholic Charities was established in Northern New York in the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 1917. Since then, it has grown from a small agency dedicated to the care of the elderly, unmarried parents, and infants into a multi-service agency. It has added services for couples, family, children, youth, and communities.

In response to the needs of people, Catholic Charities has developed offices in each area of the North Country. Regional offices adapt services to the needs of their area. Our services help people to build bridges to healthier lives.
Our services support the sanctity and dignity of human life, the value and integrity of the person, the value of people's social relationships to one another and to community, and the central role of the family in human life and society. Catholic Charities historically has maintained a partnership with the parishes and other community stakeholders