Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester was founded in 1917 with a mission to build a just and compassionate society to advance the dignity of all people.

Inspired by the Gospel and rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester meets basic needs; advances economic security; pursues housing solutions; strengthens families and children; delivers compassionate mental health and addiction care; supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; welcomes immigrants and refugees, and more.

Recognizing the importance of transforming systems that contribute to inequity in our communities, Catholic Charities is also a powerful advocate for social justice.

Learn more about our Leadership, our History and our Finances.